Dover High School

  • Dover High School serves 1,012 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Dover High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • Dover High School's student population of 1,012 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,012 students
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Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dover High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,234 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dover High School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1697 out of 2234 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
2%
10%
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Hispanic
86%
28%
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Black
4%
15%
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White
8%
44%
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Diversity Score0.250.70
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Graduation Rate
88%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDover Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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