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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Dover High School is a public school located in Dover, DE. It has 1,845 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
One Dover High Drive
Dover, DE 19904
Telephone
(302) 241-2400
Website
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Dover High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1050
293 responses
Average ACT
22
18 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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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
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,738
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$994
National
$949
Median Home Value
$174,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Pep Rally
    29%
  • Traditions in marching band
    19%
  • Rival sporting events
    17%
  • VPAG perormances
    13%
  • Football Games
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,845
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,693
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,787/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Dover High School offers a variety of career path choices, classes, and opportunities to chase those choices. The guidance that the school provides effectively gives students tools that they need to be more successful in college. Despite these positive facts, Dover High School has some issues that prevent my review from being 5 stars. Within most schools, there is typically some sort of Honor or AP class that students can take. There isn't much choice regarding these classes and this system creates a blurred line between who wants to succeed and who, unfortunately, does not care. Another thing, most classes that are provided don't give proper information on how to live aside from going to college. I feel this is an issue that most education systems face. Dover High School is diverse and is very accepting and has near top tier classes and teaching. All in all, it receives 4 stars for its better than average education and opportunities and acceptance of students.
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Dover High's great! I've attended 2 school districts outside of this one, and Dover High beat both. Only thing that's not great is the food, but that's just every school.
I've gone to Dover High School for 4 years, and I love it here. The sports teams are not particularly great, but there's a lot of school pride at every game. The band is fantastic and very unique in its marching style. The best part is the academics-- the school has the best AP program in the entire state, which is saying something for a public high school. The students here are very diverse, ranging from the children of doctors to students whose family are on foodstamps, which makes for a great culture. The people here are very inclusive, and there's not a lot of bullying at all. Overall, the school is very good and I'd highly recommend finding a place in-district.