Dover Area High School

46 West Canal St,

Dover, PA, 17315-1499

Tel: (717)292-8066
Grades: 9-12

1,020 students

Dover Area High School serves 1,020 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Dover Area High School operates within the Dover Area School District.
The school district's 74% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1020 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,020 students
Dover Area High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Dover Area High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Dover Area High School Students 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 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Dover Area High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Dover Area High School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
2%
8%
Dover Area High School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
7%
16%
Dover Area High School Black (1990-2012)
White
88%
71%
Dover Area High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Dover Area High School Sch Ethnicity Dover Area High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.22 0.47
Dover Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
15%
34%
Dover Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
9%
6%
Dover Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,727 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 74% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Dover Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,727 1,559
Dover Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 74% 88%
Dover Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $49 MM $21 MM
Dover Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $45 MM $20 MM
Dover Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,520 $12,476
Dover Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,350 $11,944
Dover Area   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Dover Dover Area Intrmd School
    4500 Intermediate Ave
    Dover , PA , 17315
    (717)292-8067
    0.2  mi  |  549  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Dover Dover Area Elementary School
    109 East Canal St
    Dover , PA , 17315
    (717)292-8068
    0.6  mi  |  301  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Dover North Salem Elementary School
    5161 North Salem Church Rd
    Dover , PA , 17315
    (717)292-8071
    0.7  mi  |  708  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Dover Weigelstown Elementary School
    3205 Carlisle Rd
    Dover , PA , 17315
    (717)292-8072
    1.9  mi  |  518  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Dover Leib Elementary School
    2925 Oakland Rd
    Dover , PA , 17315
    (717)292-8070
    2.3  mi  |  522  students  |  Gr.  KG-4

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 16, 2010 - 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

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