Dover Area High School

Dover Area High School serves 1,009 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Dover Area High School operates within the Dover Area School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 1009 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,009 students
Dover Area High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Dover Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
Dover Area High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Dover Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Dover Area High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
5%
9%
Dover Area High School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
6%
15%
Dover Area High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
89%
69%
Dover Area High School White Students (1988-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Dover Area High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.20 0.24
Dover Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
23%
38%
Dover Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
5%
Dover Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,645 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,075 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 30% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,135 is less than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Dover Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,645 1,514
Dover Area   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 80% 89%
Dover Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $21 MM
Dover Area   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $45 MM $20 MM
Dover Area   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $14,075 $12,967
Dover Area   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,135 $12,300
Dover Area   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is West York Area High School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dover Area Intrmd School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dover Area Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • DoverDover Area Intrmd School
    0.2 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 607 students4500 Intermediate Ave
    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8067
    0.27-8607
  • DoverDover Area Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 481 students109 East Canal St
    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8068
    0.6KG-6481
  • DoverNorth Salem Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 528 students5161 North Salem Church Rd
    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8071
    0.7KG-6528
  • DoverWeigelstown Elementary School
    1.9 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 509 students3205 Carlisle Rd
    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8072
    1.9KG-6509
  • DoverLeib Elementary School
    2.3 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 511 students2925 Oakland Rd
    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8070
    2.3KG-6511

School Reviews

Their academics and availability of music, art, sports, ect are GREAT! I love this school. The gym and library is nice and the pool is awesome (at the intermediate shcool). Academic and athletic award are great and include honor roll, distinguished honor roll, and various sports awards!
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 08/16/10

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