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North Dover Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 410 students

 

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Posted January 11, 2014

I have been a parent at North Dover since my now 4th grader began Kindergarten. We choiced into North Dover from a different school in the Capital district and have never questioned our choice. We currently have two children in North and are very pleased with the educational and personal challenges our children have had the opportunity to grow through. The staff at North are exemplary in their knowledge and care of each student in the building and there is a very discernable atmosphere of learning throughout the building. North Dover is a fantastic school for elementary education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

I believe a child's success has a lot to do with the relationship they have with their teacher, and the teachers that my 2 son's have had were great. My older son has a little difficult with school and his kindergarten and first grade teacher have worked with him and helped him immensely. He also stated seeing the reading specialist in first grade, and she kept him on track within his grade level. My younger son just loved his kindergarten teacher Ms. M Johnson! The only issue I have had is with the principle, she feels fake and treats parents like they are her students at times.
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Posted June 12, 2011

My daughter has complete kindergarten with Ms. M. Johnson. She is a wonderful involved teacher. She has complete control over her classroom by having a consist schedule that she follows daily. My daughter received all 3's (the highest grade markings in kindergarten) all throughout the year. I am proud of North Dover for having very involved teachers and staff my daughter knew all of the staff including her bus drivers by their first name and in return the staff knew her and her family (even her grandmother, the week she came to visit.)!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

This school is more concerned with its school rating and DSTP results than it is with a student's learning, building self esteem and social/moral development. Some teachers use negative feedback as a way of motivating students and out of date harsh methods of discipline. My grandchild will (thankfully) be attending a private school next year and in the future.


Posted July 21, 2009

This school is very family oriented! Parents are always welcomed to voluteer and get involved with all aspects. Academically...the school is fantastic. Teachers are just wonderful. Both of my kids have had nothing but wonderful memories of North Dover!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

I Absolutely love this school. I find the teachers very aware of what the children are doing and when they may need to review the work that the children are doing. My daughter has excelled in this school in many ways. The also have an excellent disipline program set up and all the children abide by the rules it just great !!
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Posted May 2, 2008

We recently moved out of this school district. While I am thankful that we are no longer there, I am very diappointed in the education that my children received while in this school. My children went into a new school and the things that they are learning were way above what was being taught at North Dover. I am happy that we are no longer at this school, so my children will get a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status82%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I81%
Special edn/a
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students83%
Female75%
Male90%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status83%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I83%
Special edn/a
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male88%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I93%
Special ed94%
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I85%
Special ed75%
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status69%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I75%
Special ed80%
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 51% 32%
White 32% 50%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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855 College Rd
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 672-1980

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