Dover High School

Public 9-12

 100 Grace Street
       Dover, NJ  07801-2697


(973) 989-2010

District: Dover Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
333rd of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,019 Help


Feeder schools for Dover High School:

Elementary:    Academy Street Elementary School
    East Dover Elementary School
    North Dover Elementary School
Middle:    Dover Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  1,159

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
87.4%
White:
5.4%
African American:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.1% Help


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Compare Details Dover High School ranks worse than 78.9% of high schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.21. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Dover High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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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: Hispanic (87.4%), White (5.4%), African American (4.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dover High School is 13.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dover High School is $6,019.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dover High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dover High School 333rd of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Dover High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hispanic students:
White students:


Dover Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Dover Public School District 500th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dover High School

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Rank History for all students at Dover High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 25.61 277th 343 19.2%
2004 17.60 304th 348 12.6%
2005 27.06 289th 351 17.7%
2006 28.70 288th 357 19.3%
2007 41.68 256th 361 29.1%
2008 44.70 249th 359 30.6%
2009 38.49 272nd 370 26.5%
2010 45.03 265th 371 28.6%
2011 60.53 191st 378 49.5%
2012 72.35 112th 388 71.1%
2013 66.45 159th 396 59.8%
2014 50.22 279th 411 32.1%
2015 39.76 206th 406 49.3%
2016 45.14 187th 409 54.3%
2017 43.94 196th 411 52.3%
2018 35.06 251st 415 39.5%
2019 39.51 220th 416 47.1%
2021 33.56 240th 405 40.7%
2022 31.18 266th 415 35.9%
2023 20.21 333rd 422 21.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Dover High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.74 80th 146 45.2%
2019 36.85 77th 138 44.2%
2021 38.79 52nd 101 48.5%
2022 38.92 63rd 137 54.0%
2023 25.35 139th 161 13.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Dover High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.23 221st 355 37.7%
2019 58.27 104th 349 70.2%
2021 54.20 109th 333 67.3%
2022 34.17 208th 344 39.5%
2023 26.23 258th 339 23.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dover High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.85 108th 345 68.7%
2019 62.37 81st 347 76.7%
2021 62.94 53rd 326 83.7%
2022 52.79 96th 324 70.4%
2023 39.54 171st 344 50.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Dover High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.57 262nd 403 35.0%
2019 35.85 242nd 408 40.7%
2021 30.50 272nd 402 32.3%
2022 26.47 292nd 414 29.5%
2023 17.73 334th 416 19.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Dover High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.03 253rd 405 37.5%
2019 43.97 184th 407 54.8%
2021 39.45 208th 402 48.3%
2022 37.33 204th 410 50.2%
2023 22.85 299th 414 27.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Dover High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.94 16th 266 94.0%
2019 66.89 48th 254 81.1%
2022 53.98 70th 256 72.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dover High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.47 169th 368 54.1%
2019 55.57 124th 364 65.9%
2021 41.32 197th 374 47.3%
2022 44.77 169th 382 55.8%
2023 30.74 255th 385 33.8%
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Rank History for White students at Dover High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.17 20th 340 94.1%
2019 30.36 217th 339 36.0%
2021 28.97 232nd 336 31.0%
2022 75.79 32nd 335 90.4%
2023 16.71 289th 335 13.7%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Dover High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 407 71 30 335 0 n/a n/a 0 843
1989 355 81 35 311 0 n/a n/a 0 782
1990 300 86 21 311 0 n/a n/a 0 718
1991 264 96 19 321 0 n/a n/a 0 700
1992 236 87 26 371 0 n/a n/a 0 720
1993 207 78 25 380 0 n/a n/a 0 690
1994 209 69 30 399 0 n/a n/a 0 707
1995 242 71 27 438 1 n/a n/a 0 779
1996 242 71 27 438 1 n/a n/a 0 779
1998 223 76 24 464 0 n/a n/a 0 787
1999 248 74 20 447 0 n/a n/a 0 789
2000 236 69 22 500 0 n/a n/a -2 825
2001 231 57 23 465 0 n/a n/a 0 776
2002 180 63 26 535 0 n/a n/a 0 804
2003 180 63 26 535 0 n/a n/a 0 804
2004 192 85 29 603 0 n/a n/a 0 909
2005 187 89 19 644 0 n/a n/a 0 939
2006 192 61 19 616 0 n/a n/a 0 888
2007 164 62 22 634 0 n/a n/a 0 882
2008 161 66 20 617 0 n/a n/a 0 864
2009 144 72 23 642 0 0 0 0 881
2010 129 70 21 652 0 0 2 0 874
2011 131 71 21 644 0 0 1 0 868
2012 136 70 18 634 0 0 1 0 859
2013 139 62 18 605 0 0 0 0 824
2014 131 68 21 612 0 0 0 0 832
2015 122 68 18 685 0 0 0 0 893
2016 105 63 18 750 0 1 0 0 937
2017 90 55 16 792 0 0 0 0 953
2018 77 47 22 864 0 0 2 0 1012
2019 67 45 22 846 0 0 3 0 983
2020 62 45 27 884 0 0 4 0 1022
2021 60 48 24 893 0 0 4 0 1029
2022 61 53 28 945 0 0 7 0 1094
2023 63 51 26 1013 0 0 6 0 1159

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 Dover High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 843 70.0 12.0 n/a
1989 782 64.0 12.2 n/a
1990 718 64.0 11.2 16.3
1991 700 61.0 11.4 18.1
1992 720 63.0 11.4 23.5
1993 690 68.0 10.1 34.1
1994 707 66.8 10.6 30.8
1995 779 70.4 11.1 29.7
1996 779 70.4 11.1 29.7
1998 787 71.4 11.0 29.1
1999 789 73.6 10.7 28.1
2000 825 69.5 11.9 39.7
2001 776 74.8 10.4 41.9
2002 804 72.2 11.1 40.4
2003 804 72.2 11.1 40.4
2004 909 78.9 11.5 40
2005 939 80.7 11.6 n/a
2006 888 81.2 10.9 51.2
2007 882 73.4 12.0 57.9
2008 864 65.0 13.3 53.6
2009 881 69.7 10.8 57.4
2010 874 75.0 11.6 59.2
2011 868 68.5 12.6 63.9
2012 859 75.1 11.4 64.5
2013 824 73.8 11.1 62.3
2014 832 72.1 11.5 65.5
2015 893 72.0 12.4 73.1
2016 937 73.0 12.8 71.6
2017 953 75.6 12.5 75.1
2018 1012 76.6 13.2 73.4
2019 983 74.5 13.1 73.7
2020 1022 75.3 13.5 72.1
2021 1029 82.0 12.5 69.6
2022 1094 79.1 13.8 n/a
2023 1159 87.1 13.2 53.1

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 Dover High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 843 70.0 12.0 n/a
1989 782 64.0 12.2 n/a
1990 718 64.0 11.2 16.3
1991 700 61.0 11.4 18.1
1992 720 63.0 11.4 23.5
1993 690 68.0 10.1 34.1
1994 707 66.8 10.6 30.8
1995 779 70.4 11.1 29.7
1996 779 70.4 11.1 29.7
1998 787 71.4 11.0 29.1
1999 789 73.6 10.7 28.1
2000 825 69.5 11.9 39.7
2001 776 74.8 10.4 41.9
2002 804 72.2 11.1 40.4
2003 804 72.2 11.1 40.4
2004 909 78.9 11.5 40
2005 939 80.7 11.6 n/a
2006 888 81.2 10.9 51.2
2007 882 73.4 12.0 57.9
2008 864 65.0 13.3 53.6
2009 881 69.7 10.8 57.4
2010 874 75.0 11.6 59.2
2011 868 68.5 12.6 63.9
2012 859 75.1 11.4 64.5
2013 824 73.8 11.1 62.3
2014 832 72.1 11.5 65.5
2015 893 72.0 12.4 73.1
2016 937 73.0 12.8 71.6
2017 953 75.6 12.5 75.1
2018 1012 76.6 13.2 73.4
2019 983 74.5 13.1 73.7
2020 1022 75.3 13.5 72.1
2021 1029 82.0 12.5 69.6
2022 1094 79.1 13.8 n/a
2023 1159 87.1 13.2 53.1

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 Dover High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $478 (7.9%) $5,541 (92.1%) $6,019

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Dover High 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 220th of 416 High schoolsRanks 333rd of 422 High schools
 26%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Dover High School)61.339.1
 22.2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Dover Public School District)61.339.1
 22.2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Dover High School)17.45.4
 12%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Dover Public School District)17.45.4
 12%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
9th Grade Geometry (Dover High School)70.726.7
 44%
   9th Grade Geometry (Dover Public School District)70.726.7
 44%
   9th Grade Geometry (New Jersey)59.150
 9.1%
10th Grade Algebra I (Dover High School)17.43.6
 13.8%
   10th Grade Algebra I (Dover Public School District)17.43.6
 13.8%
   10th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)7.813.2
 5.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Dover High School)17.55.2
 12.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Dover Public School District)35.918.5
 17.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Geometry (Dover High School)20.626.7
 6.1%
   End of Course Geometry (Dover Public School District)20.626.7
 6.1%
   End of Course Geometry (New Jersey)32.251.2
 19%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students9831159
 17.9%
African American4551
 13.3%
American Indian00
Asian2226
 18.2%
Hispanic8461013
 19.7%
Pacific Islander00
White6763
 6%
Two or More Races36
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients73.7%53.1%
 20.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dover High School

Dover High School ranks in the bottom 21.1% of New Jersey high schools.

Students at Dover High School are 87% Hispanic, 5% White, 4% African American, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,159 students attended Dover High School.

Dover High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Academy Street Elementary School
Elementary : East Dover Elementary School
Elementary : North Dover Elementary School
Middle : Dover Middle School


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