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6-8 & Ungraded
Dover, NJ
Students enrolled: 451

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302 East McFarlan Street
Dover, NJ 07801

(973) 989-2040
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April 09, 2010
Im a student at this school and I think im in a 'right group' but some students disrupt classes. It is fun for me to watch but my grades are not so hot cuz. It seems that nothing is done to this students cuz they get back to class and start trouble again. Oh...we got new VP. What a joke!!!

- submitted by a student

March 24, 2010
Dover Middle School is not a horrible school, like people think it is. Yeah, there are kids who slack off and kids who are violent. You just have to make sure your kids get in to the right group. I am an 8th grade student at DMS and I have tons of fun here. Out of the two years I have been year I have had no one trying to start problems with me and my grades aren't so bad. So no Dover Middle is not a bad school, it's actually alot of fun with many great people. As long as you don't get yourself into problems you'll enjoy it your middlw school years.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 02, 2010
This School is awesome sure it has a bad rep.But this is the school you want to go.i moved and im mad about it!!! It was a great school!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

December 22, 2009
Although the school offers a program for gifted students, but I would not call it a gifted and talented program offered at other schools. Students are not given tons of homework as I was told the leaders of the school do not believe that homework should be given everyday. The school also does not address the need of students who are not 'gifted'. The discipline is not being enforced as it used to be under the previous principal. My son tells me that the principal 'just sits in his office'. Based on the results, NJASK scores went down again since last year. The scores for Language Arts went up. However, Language Arts includes Reading and Writing. A student could be better in one area than the other; therefore, the whole Language Arts score can be raised.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2009
As a student of Dover Middle School, I don't know what everyone else is talking about. This schools gifted and talented program for eighth graders is very rigorous with tons of homework each night. Personally, I am a straight-A student and received a 300(maximum score) in the language arts section of the NJASK last year and let me remind you that the whole state took this test so it can't be said that the test Dover took was easier that everyone elses. Yes, there are students that slack off, but that happens everywhere and for students that will actually work hard, this school gives them what they need. Discipline is now being enforced a great deal as well.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 15, 2009
As a parent, I was anxiously awaiting the new School Report Card. I was shocked to find out the NJ ASK results for 2007-2008. What I also could not believe was the faculty mobility rate (approx. 28%). It seems that under the new leadership, the scores, schoolwide discipline, faculty morale took a turn for the worst. I cannot wait for my child to be done with this school. Very disappointing to see the school is becoming such as mess.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2009
Im a student at this school and let me tell you something! this school is great! parents think that its a bad school cuz it has a bad rep but let me tell u as a student of this school its awesome you meet new great people if you think this school is bad well its your point of view but ask any student in this middle school and they will say its great even ask the parents that went to dover middle school they will even tell you its great!

- submitted by a student

November 02, 2005
This is my sons first year at the school and let me tell you, I am really not impressed. I found out that this school has really not done so well for the last few years and also when speaking to family and friends I found that none of them wanted or wants to send their children to the district and I wish that I didn't have to either.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2004
Dover Middle school has great teachers but the students are too violent and too perverted. My daughter goes to that school and she says she almost got jumped by a mob of 8th graders.

- submitted by a parent
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Dover Middle School
302 East McFarlan Street, Dover, NJ  07801
(973) 989-2040
Last modified Dover Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dover Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top