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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dover School District is an above average, public school district located in Dover, NH. It has 3,980 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

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  • Middle
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High Schools in Dover School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1160
264 responses
Average ACT
28
24 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,980
Free or Reduced Lunch
29.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,952
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$23,194/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$70,757
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Median Home Value
$249,600
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.
Dover High School has the career technical center which allows students with many more opportunities to better prepare them for college as well as take more specific classes that better interests them. The school is brand new, which is nice however the administration doesn't work with students as well as one would hope. They push for "student voice" but shut down student councils ideas once they are proposed.