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Dover High School

Public | 9-12 | 487 students

 

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Posted March 2, 2009

i am currently a senior (class of 09') and i feel that Dover is a great school. the school looks great with the new track out front and the bleachers, hopefully that will contribute to a more motivated football team. your whole high school career you can't wait to graduate, but i can't wait to come back to visit:]
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

I graduated in 2008, and i feel like Dover provided me with the classes and learning capable to be successful in college. Although some teachers were dull, others were amazing. The sports may not be the greatest, but Dover def has spirit, at least my graduating class did, I miss the atmosphere hahard to say but i miss the


Posted October 6, 2008

I am an alumni of Dover, graduate of the 2008 class. I have to say, while some teachers are boring or can be a pain to have a class with, the better teachers there are some of the best people I know. While I do not miss attending Dover, everyday I miss the people I have met there. To any student at Dover: you may not like the classes, but enjoy every moment of your experience in High School. The people you meet there and the times you have are undoubtedly some of the best of your life.


Posted January 6, 2008

I am a student at DHS. In a students point of veiw the kids behaviors here are terrible. They have no respect at all for their teachers. They students do not get the attention that they need and I feel along with other most teachers here pick favorites. And to sum it all up the sports are horrible there is no spirit what so ever. I cant wait to graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2007

I'm a student here and I think that the school needs a lot of work. First of all they need to get out of the block schedule and secondly they need to work on their communication skills. By this I mean summer assignments and AR reading. The block schedule is horrible, it blocks our learning! The school district shouldn't be so cheap,they should hire more teachers.They have a long way to go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2007

I am a current student at DHS, and I love it here. Its going to be hard graduating in June.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2006

I went to Dover schools my whole life and then my family moved to red hook and I missed Dover so I moved back in the 11th grade and graduated with all my friends. I think Dover has great schools. So there might not be a lot to do there but the environment is wonderful and the people are great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 5, 2006

through the eyes of a student at DHS,It's not good.not a lot of the underclassmen have spirt and the most of the teachers don't have the dedication to it... I failed math because I wasn't getting the attention I needed. We don't have high scores on our test or reagents. the sports teams are horrible and we lose most games but the one good thing is our drama club, band, and chorus groups there the only thing good in our school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2006

I mean we have a small class size which is great and also I know we dont have the best athletics but going to the games is always fun and there is always a packed house.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2005

Most of the teachers in this school are not dedicated to the higher education of its children. Kids do not learn much in this school, I have had three children attend this school and two of them have failed because of the lack of teacher dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

The quality of work done at this school is of the highest level. The school is small and the children get the attention they need if they need it. The teachers go above and beyond the call of duty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

I am a parent of 3 who have all gone to DHS. IT is a wonderful atmosphere and all my children enjoyed it. The small class size allows for a very close commnity.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
59%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students65%
Female79%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant65%

Chemistry

All Students72%
Female62%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Earth Science

All Students77%
Female72%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities60%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

English

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities64%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Global History and Geography

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities54%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Integrated Algebra

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities83%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Living Environment

All Students86%
Female84%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities56%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Physics

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female93%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities78%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 83% 48%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
Black 1 5% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 13%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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School Leader's name
  • MR. DANIEL DOHERTY
Fax number
  • (845) 877-5759

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2368 Rt 22
Dover Plains, NY 12522
Phone: (845) 877-5750

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