North Dover Elementary School

Summary:

North Dover Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 315 students in grades K-4 in the Capital School District in Dover, Delaware. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority of African American (51.43%) and White (24.13%) students, as well as smaller percentages of Hispanic, multiracial, Asian, and Native American students.

North Dover Elementary has demonstrated strong academic performance, outperforming the district and state averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3 and 4. The school has a history of high rankings and ratings from SchoolDigger, with a top ranking of 16th out of 86 Delaware elementary schools in 2015-2016. North Dover Elementary has particularly strong performance among its African American and female student subgroups, consistently ranking in the top 15 and top 40 in the state, respectively. Additionally, the school maintains a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 12:1 to 13.8:1 over the past three years.

While North Dover Elementary outperforms the district and state, it is not the highest-performing school in the immediate vicinity. Booker T. Washington Elementary, just 1.56 miles away, has consistently outperformed North Dover Elementary in both English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency rates. Additionally, North Dover Elementary's performance has fluctuated over the years, and the school's support for its economically disadvantaged students has also varied, suggesting opportunities for further improvement and collaboration within the local education community.


Detail:

Public K-4

 855 College Road
       Dover, DE  19904-2234


(302) 672-1980

District: Capital School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
60th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,186 Help


Students who attend North Dover Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Central Middle School
    William Henry Middle School
High:    Dover High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  315

Racial breakdown:

African American:
51.4%
White:
24.1%
Hispanic:
14.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details North Dover Elementary School ranks worse than 57.1% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks 3rd among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Capital School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.21. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at North Dover Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (51.4%), White (24.1%), Hispanic (14%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Dover Elementary School is 13.6. 3 elementary schools in the Capital School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Dover Elementary School is $14,186. 5 elementary schools in the Capital School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

North Dover Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks North Dover Elementary School 60th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See North Dover Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Capital School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Capital School District 21st of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for North Dover Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at North Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 59.13 41st 91 54.9%
2012 74.23 23rd 90 74.4%
2013 76.89 20th 91 78.0%
2015 74.90 24th 108 77.8%
2016 80.94 16th 86 81.4%
2017 72.80 24th 86 72.1%
2018 55.23 40th 85 52.9%
2019 75.21 22nd 105 79.0%
2021 28.98 63rd 95 33.7%
2022 48.27 49th 104 52.9%
2023 44.21 59th 103 42.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at North Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.30 9th 92 90.2%
2022 42.64 34th 62 45.2%
2023 57.90 24th 66 63.6%
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Rank History for Female students at North Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.09 12th 99 87.9%
2022 49.43 40th 90 55.6%
2023 52.48 34th 89 61.8%
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Rank History for Male students at North Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.71 38th 99 61.6%
2022 32.52 63rd 90 30.0%
2023 20.73 71st 89 20.2%
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Rank History for African American students at North Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.05 8th 72 88.9%
2022 68.08 15th 60 75.0%
2023 69.78 14th 60 76.7%
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Rank History for White students at North Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.25 21st 82 74.4%
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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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Enrollment information for North Dover Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 208 163 2 19 9 n/a n/a 0 401
1998 193 170 5 16 8 n/a n/a 0 392
1999 179 174 10 17 11 n/a n/a 0 391
2000 190 167 14 14 8 n/a n/a 0 393
2001 184 179 13 14 9 n/a n/a 0 399
2002 179 179 14 16 7 n/a n/a 0 395
2003 179 179 14 16 7 n/a n/a 0 395
2004 182 181 8 12 6 n/a n/a 0 389
2005 181 168 8 16 5 n/a n/a 0 378
2006 184 181 10 18 6 n/a n/a 0 399
2007 150 188 16 27 4 n/a n/a 0 385
2008 133 210 16 21 3 n/a n/a 0 383
2009 127 225 17 24 1 n/a n/a 0 394
2010 138 204 18 25 2 n/a n/a 0 387
2011 132 209 19 35 5 0 10 0 410
2012 134 196 18 28 7 1 18 0 402
2013 138 184 16 26 7 0 19 0 390
2014 131 178 18 23 7 1 29 0 387
2015 129 183 16 26 11 0 22 0 387
2016 142 156 11 33 9 0 25 0 376
2017 121 181 11 48 7 0 23 0 391
2018 111 176 14 50 2 0 29 0 382
2019 109 175 14 42 4 0 22 0 366
2020 89 181 12 34 5 0 25 0 346
2021 72 149 5 37 5 0 22 0 290
2022 71 167 4 41 3 1 31 0 318
2023 76 162 2 44 2 0 29 0 315

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 North Dover Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 401 n/a 0.0 44.1
1998 392 n/a 0.0 39.5
1999 391 6.5 60.2 47.1
2000 393 18.0 21.8 47.1
2001 399 24.1 16.6 49.1
2002 395 28.7 13.8 45.3
2003 395 28.7 13.8 45.3
2004 389 26.7 14.6 47.3
2005 378 25.4 14.9 48.1
2006 399 25.4 15.7 44.9
2007 385 27.4 14.1 55.3
2008 383 26.0 14.7 55.6
2009 394 26.0 15.2 33.2
2010 387 30.0 12.9 59.2
2011 410 28.0 14.6 56.8
2012 402 28.0 14.3 40
2013 390 26.0 15.0 65.9
2014 387 27.0 14.3 53.7
2015 387 27.0 14.3 49.9
2016 376 27.0 13.9 51.3
2017 391 27.0 14.4 n/a
2018 382 26.0 14.6 n/a
2019 366 25.0 14.6 n/a
2020 346 26.0 13.3 n/a
2021 290 24.0 12.0 n/a
2022 318 23.0 13.8 n/a
2023 315 23.0 13.6 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 North Dover Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 401 n/a 0.0 44.1
1998 392 n/a 0.0 39.5
1999 391 6.5 60.2 47.1
2000 393 18.0 21.8 47.1
2001 399 24.1 16.6 49.1
2002 395 28.7 13.8 45.3
2003 395 28.7 13.8 45.3
2004 389 26.7 14.6 47.3
2005 378 25.4 14.9 48.1
2006 399 25.4 15.7 44.9
2007 385 27.4 14.1 55.3
2008 383 26.0 14.7 55.6
2009 394 26.0 15.2 33.2
2010 387 30.0 12.9 59.2
2011 410 28.0 14.6 56.8
2012 402 28.0 14.3 40
2013 390 26.0 15.0 65.9
2014 387 27.0 14.3 53.7
2015 387 27.0 14.3 49.9
2016 376 27.0 13.9 51.3
2017 391 27.0 14.4 n/a
2018 382 26.0 14.6 n/a
2019 366 25.0 14.6 n/a
2020 346 26.0 13.3 n/a
2021 290 24.0 12.0 n/a
2022 318 23.0 13.8 n/a
2023 315 23.0 13.6 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for North Dover Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,231 (8.7%) $14,133 (99.6%) $14,186

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

Impact of COVID-19 on North Dover Elementary 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 22nd of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 59th of 103 Elementary schools
 36.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Dover Elementary School)69.143.6
 25.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Capital School District)50.133.6
 16.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)50.538.4
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (North Dover Elementary School)63.925.5
 38.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Capital School District)49.927.7
 22.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (North Dover Elementary School)61.338.6
 22.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Capital School District)48.825.9
 22.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)53.539.9
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (North Dover Elementary School)62.236.2
 26%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Capital School District)42.723
 19.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students366315
 13.9%
African American175162
 7.4%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian142
 85.7%
Hispanic4244
 4.8%
Pacific Islander00
White10976
 30.3%
Two or More Races2229
 31.8%


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Students who attend North Dover Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Central Middle School
Middle : William Henry Middle School
High : Dover High School

North Dover Elementary School ranks 60th of 105 Delaware elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 315 students attended North Dover Elementary School.

Students at North Dover Elementary School are 51% African American, 24% White, 14% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races.


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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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