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.
Dover High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Dover High School Reviews
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.
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.