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.
Dover Area 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 6% 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 increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.50. 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 (1988-2014)
Hispanic
5%
9%
Dover Area High School Black Students (1999-2014)
Black
6%
15%
Dover Area High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
89%
69%
Dover Area High School White Students (1990-2014)
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 0.50
Dover Area High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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

Dover Area School 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 97% over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,075 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Dover Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,645 1,488
Dover Area   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 80% 89%
Dover Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2014)
District Total Revenue $52 MM n/a
Dover Area   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $45 MM n/a
Dover Area   School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $14,075 n/a
Dover Area   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,135 n/a
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
    Grades: 7-8 | 607 students
    0.2 miles
    4500 Intermediate Ave
    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8067
    0.27-8607
  • DoverDover Area Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 481 students
    0.6 miles
    109 East Canal St
    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8068
    0.6KG-6481
  • DoverNorth Salem Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 528 students
    0.7 miles
    5161 North Salem Church Rd
    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8071
    0.7KG-6528
  • DoverWeigelstown Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 509 students
    1.9 miles
    3205 Carlisle Rd
    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8072
    1.9KG-6509
  • DoverLeib Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 511 students
    2.3 miles
    2925 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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