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  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
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Dover School District is an above average, public school district located in Dover, NH. It has 3,829 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 64% in reading.
About Dover School District...
Address
Mcconnell Center 61 Locust St
Dover, NH 03820
Telephone
(603) 516-6800

Dover School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1160
194 responses
Average ACT
29
20 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,829
Free or Reduced Lunch
29.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,487
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$48,241,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,710/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    3%

Dover School District Reviews

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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.
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The community of Dover High School always seemed to be very supportive, the administration was always trying it's best to make it a more friendly environment. However, the administration wasn't always great at communicating and this lead to a lot of tension between my senior class and them.
The unified program was a very inclusive and good learning opportunity for both students with learning disabilities and college prep or honors students. I was a mentor in a science class and got to work with some wonderful fellow students. I not only helped their learning experience but they also helped my professional development and helped me strengthen my leadership skills as well as my patience.
Overall, I loved my 4 years at Dover High School, through the highs and sometimes even the lows. I am proud of what I accomplished there, and I am proud of my high school for always trying it's best to make in a supportive and inclusive community for all.
I liked the extra programs surrounding UNH such as the Animal Science program as well as the Culinary program. Those extra programs prepared kids for their future with hands on learning and experiences. However core classes such as English and Math were poorly taught during my time in the Dover School District. The schools themselves were falling apart and classrooms were too small for the amount of kids in each class. I am very happy the town is getting a new high school and I hope with the new school comes better education systems.