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Dover Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 341 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2014

my child is in the 4th grade. when she was in 2nd grade she had a really hard time and should have been held back. they pushed her through to 3rd grade. the same thing happened. they pushed her through. now she is in 4th grade and most of her grades are between 30-60's. and they still push her through. i'm looking to try and move out of this school district. i have nothing good to say about it. the teachers expect you to teach your child everything. forgive me if i'm wrong but don't we send them to school to learn? i don't think it's right that the teachers go over something once and expect the kids to get it. so we as parents have to sit down and teach them when they come home. so they work all day and all night. i think the school should care more about the kids learning and less about numbers that they need to reach. they should not send children to the next grade if they are not sure on the work. and maybe make another small class that will help the kids that are falling behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My child has attended this school district from k - 4th grade and is a special education student. The special education in the district is severely unsatisfactory. The department says one thing and tells you about the wonderful programs that they offer and the classroom settings and how well their system works. But its not. They tell you about how they offer smaller class sizes (26 students instead of 32),with 2 teachers and an aid but what they do not tell you is that there are 2 or more 'smaller' classes that are combined and taught as one big classroom that share those 2 teachers and 1 aid.Be prepared to spend alot of time yourself working with your child because if your child falls behind they will not attempt to try and help them and will just pass them to the next grade and pass the buck to the next teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

Having children in the district for 11 years I can disagree with all the below, First most of it is parents expect teachers to be babysitters and do not get involved. One of my children has been top ten, however she applies herself and wants to do well...in state testing she did fantastic...these are the tests that are throughout the state and if our teachers aren't teaching then the children wouldn't do well! When I needed to talk with a teacher, they have always been avaliable and again, it takes three, parent, teacher child. Another child of mine that isn't top of school, gets the extra help needed, not just given....Asked for and followed up with. There are limited sports yes, but there are and there are many community based sports also run throughout the year. Remember things will not just come to you...YOU need to PUT in :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I am not impressed at all with Dover Elementary school. I would consider it mediocre. I'm looking to move out of the School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

Staff at this school needs to incorporate better interaction guidelines with their students and parents. The school offers very little assistance to a fast becoming multi-cultural elementary school. Although President Bush's 'No Child Left Behind' program is a part of this school, it is not accessible to children, that may want or can benefit from it. Private tutors are encouraged. And sadly, many parents cannot afford them. Extra-Curricular activities for children to enjoy, are lacking. The District is fast growing, it would be encourageable to grow with its community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

Followup to previous post - There is a growing Hispanic population in town, and the school needs to obtain someone with bilingual skills to facilitate better communication with the Hispanic parents. IMHO. Sincerely, The parents volunteer from the previous post.


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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 32% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 75% 48%
Hispanic 1 14% 23%
Black 2 8% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 240%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 12%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Dover Plains, NY 12522
Phone: (845) 877-4701

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