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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dover Area High School is a public school located in Dover, PA. It has 982 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
46 West Canal St
Dover, PA 17315
Telephone
(717) 292-8066
Website
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Dover Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1110
194 responses
Average ACT
26
21 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$66,038
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
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  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Games
    11%
  • Snow days
    11%
  • Pep rallys
    10%
  • Marching Band Events
    7%
  • Fall awards night
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
982
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,968
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,786/ year
National
$12,239
59%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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My overall experience at Dover Area High School was great. Dover has amazing plays and musicals that our community attends and our sports teams are like a family. We have great teachers that work with us if we are having trouble and push us to do our best. Every student receives a school ipad at Dover but we rarely use them which is something I would change, making it easier for teachers and students to post homework and tests. Besides the ipads I wouldn't change anything else I loved my experience at Dover Area High School and I know it will keep getting better every year.
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Somethings I like about Dover Area High School is the environment the teachers produce, the athletic program, and the school cooks. Every time I walked into a class, no matter if I was having a good or bad day, the teachers would always light up the room whenever they walked in. Their personalities are the best. Plus Dover's athletic programs are known for making it to States and our cooks always make us the best food. My favorite was always the funnel cakes.
Education at Dover was very easy. I’m a B or C average student and I graduated with almost all A’s. I was not prepared enough for college. I wasn’t told when I needed to fill out my fasfa. It was never explained to me how I was supposed to apply to colleges. I didn’t feel prepared enough and that I had to figure everything out on my own. I didn’t feel like I had their support or even that they wanted to help me. They expressed that they wanted to help us but never showed us ways that they could help us.