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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
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Dover High School is an above average, public school located in Dover, NJ. It has 905 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
100 Grace Street
Dover, NJ 07801
Telephone
(973) 989-2010
Website

Dover High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1100
155 responses
Average ACT
27
29 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$65,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,326
National
$949
Median Home Value
$262,800
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
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 27 responses
Report
  • Pep rally's
    41%
  • Holidays
    19%
  • Annual Musical
    11%
  • Field trips
    11%
  • Sport events people seem the most connected
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
905
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,313
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,600/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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My four year experience in Dover High School was very memorable! It’s a one floor building that was easy to get around. Although I may have come across a few teachers who may not have had the best performance in teaching, there were also many teachers who have guided me through High School learning not only the subject at hand, but also many things about life. The students at Dover High School for the most part get along very well, we can be in the hallway and yell “yer” and someone across the hall can “yer” back. Things I would like to see change are things like being able to go out to eat during lunch time, students being able to use their phone with wifi connection for educational purposes, and adding more interesting elections because many were taken away that I would of like to learn about, like auto shop. Therefore, I would say Dover High School isnt too bad of a school, but theres always room for improvement.
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I recently graduated from Dover High School and will say that firstly, it is not as bad as surrounding neighborhoods or schools may portray. I am now in college and firmly believe that the school is adequate in that it depends on the students for if they want to succeed and not always just the teachers or lack of resources. However, what I do wish would change is that the school would have more availability for AP classes and resources for its existing ones as I remember that being a pretty major issue. Overall, the school is fine, needs some more resources, will prepare your student about as well as any public school for college (meaning not that well) but what I remember most about it were the amazing teachers.
I had 3 children go through the district schools, my youngest is a senior in the high school. My older children received scholarships to college and I suspect so will my youngest. There are tremendous opportunities to learn. The teachers my children have had are engaged and interested in advancing student education. I have never feared for my children's safety and I truly believe there is very little, if any, bullying, none that I or my children have witnessed. I am present in the school for events and volunteer for the sports in which my children participated.