Dover High School

  • Dover High School serves 1,789 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dover High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Dover High School's student population of 1,789 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 117 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,789 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Dover High School
Total Classroom Teachers117 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dover High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Dover High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank#163 out of 205 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dover High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dover High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Dover High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
11%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dover High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
52%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dover High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
31%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dover High School and the percentage of White public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Dover High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dover High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
Diversity Score0.630.69
This chart display the diversity score of Dover High School and the public school average diversity score of Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
86%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Dover High School and public school graduation rate of Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dover High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dover High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
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School District NameCapital School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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