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Dover High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 49 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

Diversity of the student body and faculty is a great introduction to our students towards acceptance of all types of people. The academic programs available are exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

All of the above are of outstanding quality. Except for level of parent involvement. It seems as though the staff did not want to speak to any parents directly. They want to speak to the parent through the student which I found off putting. One teacher called my son out of class when she should have just returned my call. I would stop by the school to do favors for my son. The staff does not like that, they want the student to find a way to do their own running around. My son would not want to leave his classroom to run errands so I would come over there and do it. He only had 4 mins to get to the next class.The staff acts as if the parent should definitely not help the kids run errands. As a parent at this school you will be avoided like the plague!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
General education99%
English language learners27%
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education39%
General education97%
English language learners64%
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students58%
Female56%
Male61%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special education38%
General education65%
English language learners19%
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former19%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

57%

SAT college ready

36%

Graduation rate

79%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 74% 22%
White 16% 51%
Black 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Delvis Rodriguez

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100 Grace Street
Dover, NJ 07801
Phone: (973) 989-2010

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