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Academy Of Dover Charter School

Charter | PK-5 | 600 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $154,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 28, 2014

Academy of Dover is a great school! The staff work hard to ensure the students succeed. The security in the school is top notch. I know my children are safe when in the school. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classoom, as I have done all school year. The school has zero tolerance for bulllying! Great school and would highly recommend!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

Academy of Dover is under poor leadership. The Principal and VP are unprofessional and incompetent. They make the decent teachers they have bad by encouraging them to behave inappropriately. Parent involvement was discouraged by the Principal, CO, and teacher. No return of calls and no parent-teacher conference when requested. This school is really bad. Don't send your kid here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

The school is a great place for students to learn and for families to be involved with their childrens education. The administration has made significant changes in the last few years that have yielded wonderful results, i.e. getting out of improvement under No Child Left Behind, and meeting or exceeding State Standards for the last three years. It is definitly an educational option for your child worth looking into.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 26, 2012

There are many reasons why this school has the lowest rating. It starts with the lack of leadership of the Board of Directors and Principal. The staff is constantly looking for other work which provides an unstable environment for learning. There are some quality people on the staff but they're in the minority. You'd be doing your child a disservice if you send them there.


Posted March 3, 2010

I love this school, I wish it would go through at least 5th grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2010

I love this school. I only wish it went to 8th grade. It is very disciplined and I know that my child is safe. I am very worried as to where I am going to send my child in 2 years. There is no other school as well disciplined and safe as AOD. This is very sad. This school really needs to think about the children that they send away every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

Safe school and great new curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

I am pleased with the Academy of Dover. It is a sound school with a solid academic program. It has responsive leadership and caring teachers. The school inspires parental involvement by allowing parents to have a meaningful role in their children's school. The Academy of Dover is becoming more than a fine school. It is becoming a community dedicated to the education of its children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

I am the grandparent of 2 students at the Academy of Dover and I have been very impressed by the quality of the educational programs and the positive learning environment my grandchildren have experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

I have had 4 children in the Capitol school district. They have been in charter schools and the regular district. My first grade son can spell words like pause and can read write and spell Spanish words.The school is very involved with the parents and every day when the children get home there is a small comment made as to how that day has went. I have had two children in Campus Community and would put my student's progress at the same or even better then that school. The start of the year brings Iowa testing and then at the end another Iowa. This show's me that my child IS progressing. I feel Blessed to be able to have my children in such a fine upstanding school. If I had to pay what I thought the services rendered to my children were I would not be able to afford it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2007

I like the Spanish Curriculum being available to all grades. I think they should look more closely at the behavior issues. They should keep more highly qualified teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

I did not like this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%
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 77% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

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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 Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I71%
Special edn/a
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students70%
Female63%
Male77%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I70%
Special edn/a
Regular ed73%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students80%
Female88%
Malen/a
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I80%
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students72%
Female81%
Malen/a
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I72%
Special edn/a
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female75%
Malen/a
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I63%
Special edn/a
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular edn/a
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular edn/a
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular edn/a
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 77% 32%
White 2 13% 50%
Hispanic 1 7% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 1% 3%
Two or more races 1 0% 2%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Educational diagnostician
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Rodriguez, Noel
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 674-3894

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • RTI for Reading support
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • YMCA
  • Girls on the Run
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Lego League
  • Food Bank of Delaware
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • Girls on the Run Program

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Math club
  • Special olympics
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Family Nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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104 Saulsbury Road
Dover, DE 19904
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