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Dover High School

Public | 9-12 | 1696 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2013

My school is great, the teachers are excellent, and Dover is quite better than CR the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

I am an alumnae of Dover High School. I attended during the years that the great Pat Lynn was principal. I have since moved on to attend a Top 50 college, and an Ivy League business school. In retrospect, Dover High School afforded me many opportunities that directly contributed to my success: * Dover's diverse student population, comprised myriad races, ethnicities and socio economic backgrounds, taught me to respect and communicate with all types of people. In my current position as a banker with clients throughout the U.S. and Europe, such communication skills are essential. * The sheer number of extracurricular activitis gave me many opportunities to develop and demonstrate my leadership capabilities. * Advanced placement courses allowed me to strengthen my academic resume for college. Dover is truly a great school and well deserving of its many awards.


Posted October 6, 2009

I was a proud social studies teacher at DHS for two years and had to leave due to my husband's PCS. I can honestly say that DHS is the reason I will continue to teach. The faculty are professional and supportive of new ways of teaching. My department chair encourages his teachers to think outside the box and challenge students on a different level. My fellow teachers were always willing to lend a hand or an ear if needed. My students were bright and even on the most difficult days I always considered myself lucky to have taught them. Every school has its own set of problems, but DHS is able to work the problem and find the best solution for the students and the staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2009

I just went to my daughters open house this evening. I always knew Dover High was a wonderful school but to hear the teachers say how proud they were to teach there shed a new light on my child's education. Teachers that just started there and that have been working there for many years all said they love their job, where they work and the challenging the students. The science teacher said she loves to see their faces light up when they figure out how and why something works. To hear how excited the teachers are about their job makes me feel confident my child is getting a good education to help her succeed in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

I have a daughter who absolutely loves DHS! She is an honor student who is aspiring to be an editorial journalist. She is actively involved in journalism, cross country, & student gov't association. The staff and administration have been extremely supportive in her endeavors and her teachers have challenged her in every aspect encouraging her to reach higher heights. She too, is thrilled to be taking the first of many AP courses that DHS has to offer. Having completed her first year successfully, I am indeed a pleased parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

My daughter is a freshman this year and loves DHS! She is looking forward to taking AP classes soon as Dover High excels in this area. She also loves the extracurricular activities offered. Most of the teachers she has are challenging and have pushed her beyond what she thought she could achieve. The school is clean and welcoming. A great place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2003

Dover High School is the greatest high school in Delaware. I have a student that was able to join 6 extracurricular activities within the first month. She is also in band and Dover High has the best band on the east coast. They have won numerous competitions and take wonderful trips. Dover High also offers several AP course offerings. The principal is wonderful. I certainly encourage you to enroll here if you are considering. D-High! You know! GO Senators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Dover High is the best school in Delaware. The Principal is energetic and enthusiastic. He shows genuine interest in the well-being of the students as he is highly visible in the community. The teachers are great also. They provide many opportunities for our children to learn. The biggest criticism of Dover that I have is that there are too many political factions trying to take control of a little part of the school. This is very divisive. Administration and teachers do there best to be as inclusive as possible. That is the best thing about DHS, students and staffs ability to meet community expectations...Go Senators!!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 67% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%
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 73% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
32%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other race74%
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Special ed31%
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)31%
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Other race89%
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Special ed27%
Regular ed72%
English language learners (ELL)41%
Proficient in English64%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Other race89%
Low socioeconomic status62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Special ed34%
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Other race84%
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Special ed25%
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students32%
Female26%
Male37%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Other race44%
Low socioeconomic status27%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title In/a
Special ed23%
Regular ed34%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English32%
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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Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (302) 672-1565

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1 Patrick Lynn Drive
Dover, DE 19904
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Phone: (302) 672-1525

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