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For the 2021 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 9,000 students in Dover, DE. Dover has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Delaware.
The top ranked public schools in Dover, DE are Major George S. Welch Elementary School, Dover Air Force Base Middle School and Booker T. Washington Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dover, DE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Delaware public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 53% statewide average). Schools in Dover have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Delaware public schools.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Dover, DE Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Major George S. Welch Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3100 Hawthorne Drive
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 674-9080

    Grades: 1-5 | 227 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Dover Air Force Base Middle School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3100 Hawthorne Drive
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 674-3284

    Grades: 6-8 | 111 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Booker T. Washington Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    901 Forest Street
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 672-1900

    Grades: K-4 | 299 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Star Hill Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    594 Voshells Mill/star Hill Ro
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 697-6117

    Grades: 1-5 | 437 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Nellie Hughes Stokes Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3874 Upper King Road
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 697-3205

    Grades: 1-5 | 441 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Campus Community School Charter School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    350 Pear Street
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 736-0403

    Grades: K-8 | 417 students
  • Rank: #77.
    W. Reily Brown Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    360 Webbs Lane
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 697-2101

    Grades: 1-5 | 508 students
  • Rank: #88.
    North Dover Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    855 College Road
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 672-1980

    Grades: K-4 | 382 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Kent County Community School Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    65-1 Carver Road
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 672-1960

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #1010.
    Fairview Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    700 Walker Road
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 672-1645

    Grades: PK-4 | 293 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Academy Of Dover Charter School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    104 Saulsbury Road
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 674-0684

    Grades: K-5 | 270 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    South Dover Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    955 South State Street
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 672-1690

    Grades: K-4 | 592 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Towne Point Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    629 Buckson Drive
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 672-1590

    Grades: K-4 | 270 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Central Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    211 Delaware Avenue
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 672-1772

    Grades: 7-8 | 935 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    East Dover Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    852 South Little Creek Road
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 672-1655

    Grades: PK-4 | 361 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    William Henry Middle School Math: 27% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    65 Carver Road
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 672-1622

    Grades: 5-6 | 925 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Early College High School At Delaware State University Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1570 North Dupont Highway
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 678-3247

    Grades: 9-12 | 420 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Dover High School Math: 15% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    One Dover High Drive
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 241-2400

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,789 student
  • Rank: #1919.
    Kent County Secondary Ilc Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    631 Ridgley Street- Suite 19
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 736-5355

    Grades: 6-12 | 100 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    John S. Charlton School Special Education School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    278 Sorghum Mill Road
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 697-3103

    Grades: PK-12 | 223 students
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