Dover Area High School

  • Dover Area High School serves 977 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 32%.
  • 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 977 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 977 students
Dover Area High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Dover Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Dover Area High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Dover Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.25. 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 (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
4%
Dover Area High School Asian Students (1993-2013)
Hispanic
5%
10%
Dover Area High School Black Students (1998-2015)
Black
6%
15%
Dover Area High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
89%
68%
Dover Area High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Dover Area High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
3%
Dover Area High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
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 0.25
Dover Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
26%
41%
Dover Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
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.
5%
5%
Dover Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Dover Area School District's student population of 3,558 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,535 is higher than the state average of $13,911. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,942 is higher than the state average of $13,599. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Dover Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,558 1,497
Dover Area School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 80% 89%
Dover Area School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $57 MM $21 MM
Dover Area School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $51 MM $20 MM
Dover Area School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,535 $13,911
Dover Area School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,942 $13,599
Dover Area School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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    0.6 miles
    109 E Canal St
    DoverPA 17315
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    0.7 miles
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    DoverPA 17315
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    Grades: KG-6 | 517 students
    1.9 miles
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    DoverPA 17315
    (717)292-8072
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    2.3 miles
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School Reviews

5  8/16/2010
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!
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