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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Capital School District is a public school district located in Dover, DE. It has 6,486 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
About Capital School District...
Address
198 Commerce Way
Dover, DE 19904
Telephone
(302) 672-1500
Website

Capital School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1050
255 responses
Average ACT
23
17 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,486
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,623
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$137,684,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,593/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%

Capital School District Reviews

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Throughout my experience of being in the Capital School District, I believe it's an overall average experience. Like any other school, it's far from being something out of movies and what they make it seem like. But this district isn't a terrible school to a point of not wanting to attend it. Over the years I do feel like the overall experience decline more and more do to things like participation (mainly of parents), the educational system requirements, and the food.
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I was home-schooled for my entire life before being enrolled into Capital School District. The transition was hard at first, but with the support of amazing teachers and counselors I was able to assimilate. Every teacher in the Capital School District supports each of their students with pride and passion. They strive to see success in their communities through the youth. These educators are also playing a major role in helping students establish themselves politically by having committees and programs to make school a place where students are comfortable and have mutual respect with administration. Without the awesome staff in Capital School District, I would have taken a lot longer to process public schooling routines.
Dover high was absolutely full of wonders and sometimes you did not know what to expect. As a student on campus, weather its high school or college the more you network and active you are on campus, you will have more connects and opportunities. As an alum and attending Dover high all four years the staff has really progressed,as well as the administration. Throughout my four years at DHS the administration started to listen to the students point of views more , and started to take inconsideration of the students more so than just dictating on what the students could and could not do.