Academy Of Dover Charter School

Summary:

Academy Of Dover Charter School is a public charter elementary school serving 411 students in grades K-8 in Dover, Delaware. The school has a predominantly African American student population (70.8%), which is significantly higher than the nearby public schools in the area.

While the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.1, it has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of Delaware elementary schools over the past several years, with a ranking of 76 out of 103 schools in 2022-2023. The school's academic performance, as measured by proficiency rates on state assessments, is generally lower than the state and district averages across grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 3rd grade English Language Arts proficiency rate was 23.26%, compared to the state average of 38.44%. Nearby Booker T. Washington Elementary School outperforms Academy Of Dover Charter School on 3rd and 4th grade English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments.

The school's low academic performance and high percentage of African American students suggest that it likely serves a high-needs, low-income student population. Additionally, the school's per-student spending of $11,670 in 2018-2019 is lower than the nearby public schools, which range from $13,243 to $21,632 per student, indicating that the school may be underfunded compared to its peers in the Capital School District and Caesar Rodney School District.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 104 Saulsbury Road
       Dover, DE  19904


(302) 674-0684

District: Academy of Dover Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
78th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,670 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  411

Racial breakdown:

African American:
70.8%
White:
14.1%
Hispanic:
10.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.9% Help


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Compare Details Academy Of Dover Charter School ranks worse than 74.3% of elementary schools in Delaware. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.05. (See more...)
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Compare Details Academy Of Dover Charter School ranks better than 50.9% of middle schools in Delaware. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.55. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (70.8%), White (14.1%), Hispanic (10.7%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Academy Of Dover Charter School is 14.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Academy Of Dover Charter School is $11,670.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Academy Of Dover Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Academy Of Dover Charter School 78th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Academy Of Dover Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Academy Of Dover Charter School 27th of 55 Delaware public middle schools. (See Academy Of Dover Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Academy of Dover Charter School 18th of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Academy Of Dover Charter School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Academy Of Dover Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 17.92 92nd 108 14.8%
2019 17.53 87th 105 17.1%
2021 18.43 78th 95 17.9%
2022 26.08 74th 104 28.8%
2023 24.05 76th 103 26.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Academy Of Dover Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 33.89 62nd 92 32.6%
2022 50.10 29th 62 53.2%
2023 45.47 35th 66 47.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Academy Of Dover Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.02 78th 99 21.2%
2022 25.96 71st 90 21.1%
2023 43.79 54th 89 39.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Academy Of Dover Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 12.59 87th 99 12.1%
2022 19.77 75th 90 16.7%
2023 17.81 77th 89 13.5%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Academy Of Dover Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 32.66 50th 72 30.6%
2022 30.60 44th 60 26.7%
2023 40.19 37th 60 38.3%
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Data source: test scores: Delaware Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Academy Of Dover Charter School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Academy Of Dover Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 41.55 27th 53 49.1%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Academy Of Dover Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 69.23 9th 43 79.1%
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Data source: test scores: Delaware Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Delaware Department of Education

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by a citizen
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Open Quote You need to update your information on the school. It is not a k-5 and the DCAS testing scores have gained then the accommodation of a Superior School! If you are going to rank schools and post it PLEASE make sure it is up to date and CORRECT! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Open Quote Poorly run school. My child's grades dropped steadily all year and they seemed not to care. I even made suggestions but was ignored by the teacher. Bad school. Close Quote


by a teacher
Saturday, June 30, 2012

Open Quote Your information on this school is not up to date. It does have DCAS scores and is rated a, "superior" school. Also it's grade configuration is K-4. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Academy Of Dover Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 41 351 2 8 6 n/a n/a 0 408
2005 34 375 2 13 2 n/a n/a 0 426
2006 18 351 2 10 4 n/a n/a 0 385
2007 15 253 3 9 2 n/a n/a 0 282
2008 11 178 2 14 0 n/a n/a 0 205
2009 15 207 1 10 5 n/a n/a 0 238
2010 23 215 2 13 3 n/a n/a 0 256
2011 36 204 1 18 4 0 0 0 263
2012 32 197 3 17 3 4 0 0 256
2013 33 237 2 9 1 0 0 0 282
2014 32 263 3 9 1 0 0 0 308
2015 26 235 2 26 0 1 0 0 290
2016 26 222 3 32 0 1 0 0 284
2017 24 181 1 31 0 0 10 0 247
2018 27 197 0 36 0 2 8 0 270
2019 24 204 0 35 0 3 6 0 272
2020 17 207 0 31 0 3 8 0 266
2021 39 247 0 33 1 0 9 0 329
2022 48 273 0 42 1 0 11 0 375
2023 58 291 1 44 1 0 16 0 411

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Academy Of Dover Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 408 25.0 16.3 44.9
2005 426 23.3 18.3 58
2006 385 22.2 17.3 68.1
2007 282 24.0 11.8 65.2
2008 205 16.0 12.8 89.8
2009 238 17.0 14.0 82.4
2010 256 15.0 17.0 82.4
2011 263 23.0 11.4 83.3
2012 256 18.0 14.2 87.9
2013 282 33.0 8.5 87.9
2014 308 37.0 8.3 99
2015 290 22.0 13.1 99
2016 284 22.0 12.9 98.9
2017 247 18.0 13.7 n/a
2018 270 17.0 15.8 n/a
2019 272 20.0 13.6 n/a
2020 266 19.0 14.0 n/a
2021 329 25.0 13.1 n/a
2022 375 28.0 13.3 n/a
2023 411 29.0 14.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Academy Of Dover Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 408 25.0 16.3 44.9
2005 426 23.3 18.3 58
2006 385 22.2 17.3 68.1
2007 282 24.0 11.8 65.2
2008 205 16.0 12.8 89.8
2009 238 17.0 14.0 82.4
2010 256 15.0 17.0 82.4
2011 263 23.0 11.4 83.3
2012 256 18.0 14.2 87.9
2013 282 33.0 8.5 87.9
2014 308 37.0 8.3 99
2015 290 22.0 13.1 99
2016 284 22.0 12.9 98.9
2017 247 18.0 13.7 n/a
2018 270 17.0 15.8 n/a
2019 272 20.0 13.6 n/a
2020 266 19.0 14.0 n/a
2021 329 25.0 13.1 n/a
2022 375 28.0 13.3 n/a
2023 411 29.0 14.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Academy Of Dover Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $929 (8.0%) $8,541 (73.2%) $11,670

Data source: Delaware Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Academy Of Dover Charter School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 87th of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 76th of 103 Elementary schools
 9.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Academy Of Dover Charter School)34.923.3
 11.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)50.538.4
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Academy Of Dover Charter School)25.620.9
 4.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Academy Of Dover Charter School)27.940
 12.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)53.539.9
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Academy Of Dover Charter School)20.937.5
 16.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Academy Of Dover Charter School)52.426.7
 25.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)56.944.1
 12.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Academy Of Dover Charter School)3110
 21%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)44.432.3
 12.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students272411
 51.1%
African American204291
 42.6%
American Indian01
Asian01
Hispanic3544
 25.7%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White2458
 141.7%
Two or More Races616
 166.7%


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Students at Academy Of Dover Charter School are 71% African American, 14% White, 11% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

Academy Of Dover Charter School ranks 78th of 105 Delaware elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 411 students attended Academy Of Dover Charter School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Delaware Department of Education.

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