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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Dover School District is an above average, public school district located in Dover, NH. It has 3,800 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
McConnell Center 61 Locust St
Dover, NH 03820
Telephone
(603) 516-6800

Dover School District Rankings

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Middle Schools in Dover School District

High Schools in Dover School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1160
233 responses
Average ACT
29
22 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,800
Free or Reduced Lunch
29.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,439
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$48,241,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,417/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$65,922
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,084
National
$949
Median Home Value
$240,400
National
$184,700

Dover School District Reviews

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Dover has been all I've known since kindergarten- the new beginnings of elementary school, awkward phases in middle school, and final endings of high school. What I love most about Dover is the culture- every morning I'm greeted by the faces of my friends, old and new. I hang out with my best friend from kindergarten along with someone I started bonding with just days before. Same with the teachers. There are some teachers that students feel so connected with like there is no border between students and staff.
As for negatives, I, along with all other students I have talked to, feel a strong disconnect between the faculty and the students. We bring up issues, suggestions, and ideas and they only get addressed to shut us up. It feels as though higher-level will acknowledge our concerns yet feel the need to decide "yes" or "no" right off the bat.
Overall, the Dover School district is one that will be known for its culture and connection, and lesser for its administration.
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Deans at Dover rely on “buzzwords” like “student voice” and “community” to make it seem like they are doing things to influence the school positively and give themselves a better image, when in reality they allow bullies and troublemakers to escape consequences for their actions whilst punishing the rule following majority of the student body by revoking privilege that were never problematic to begin with. Dover High School just had a beautiful multimillion dollar facility built that was designed for more student freedom, but for undisclosed reasons, administration has felt the need to completely restrict access to the areas called “learning commons” for most kids, so these areas go unused. Meanwhile, students get away with selling drugs, vaping, and assaulting each other in the bathrooms or other areas without consequences for their actions.
My experiences with multiple children in all three of Dover's elementary schools have been equally and very positive. Teachers and staff are engaged and supportive, and a cooperative learning atmosphere is encouraged. Rating: 4 to 5 stars.

I have not been quite as pleased with Dover Middle School. I feel it is too large and that some kids who require extra attention (but not full support services) are not getting it. Also at times the faculty seem overly rigid and not flexible enough to accommodate students' individual home or academic challenges. Overall, it's a great school if your child is more self-supporting and independent. Rating 3.

My children have not yet attended Dover High School so my rating does not reflect it.