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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dover Area School District is a public school district located in Dover, PA. It has 3,494 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
About Dover Area School District...
Address
101 Edgeway Road
Dover, PA 17315
Telephone
(717) 292-3671
Website

Dover Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1110
185 responses
Average ACT
26
20 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,494
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,968
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$51,907,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,786/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%

Dover Area School District Reviews

34 reviews
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Lots of opportunities to participate in activities. Teachers know their students and value them. I took advantage of student government, sports, clubs, volunteering, and leadership options as they presented themselves and leave my school with no regrets. I honestly don't know what else I could have done to make it more fulfilling. Thanks, Dover, from K-12!
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One thing that I loved about Dover was the teachers. The size of my school allowed for relationships to be built. The few teachers I have grown close to have taught me lessons beyond textbooks; about college, relationships, and managing time. The guidance they have given me has been a stepping stone in my learning. It is something that I will always be grateful for when I look back on my high school experience.
While I mostly enjoyed my time at Dover, there are some things I wish would change. While our school district is currently building a brand new school, there are more improvements beyond the physical foundation that should take place. I personally wish my school was more open-minded and thought bigger. With the construction of the new school, I have seen my school grow and provide more resources, encouragement, and opportunities to flourish in the community. Though it has greatly strengthened, I would change the lack of opportunities and motivation to strive for more.
Every school that I have been in has been wonderful all around. My children have attended Leib, North Salem, and Dover Elementary and have had nothing but the best experiences. From teachers to administrators to students the relationships are always encouraging. Kudos for a small district being so engaged with their students!