Dover High School
 Date updated - Spring 2016
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District: Capital School District Telephone: (302) 241-2400
Address: One Dover High Drive, Dover DE 19904 Web: Dover High School Page
Principal: Courtney Voshell
AYP: Met
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2014-152015-16
Grade 9592565
Grade 10408433
Grade 11397361
Grade 12404361
Total1,8011,720


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 980.2%
Grade 1091.1%
Grade 1196.9%
Grade 1298.3%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2014-152015-16
African American53.5%53.3%
American Indian0.7%0.8%
Asian3.2%3.5%
Hawaiian0.1%0.2%
Hispanic/Latino8.7%8.5%
White33.0%32.5%
Multi-Racial0.9%1.1%


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Other Student Characteristics

2014-152015-16
English Language Learner2.5%1.7%
Low Income38.8%42.5%
Special Education16.1%17.6%
Enrolled for Full Year91.2%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2014-15
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment4


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2015-16)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2014-15)

$14,286

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District Sources of Revenue (2014-15)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2014-15)




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Exemplary Programs
Dover High School continues to be a leader in academics in Delaware offering the students in the Dover area the best education possible. Outstanding achievements have been noted in every curriculum area on a yearly basis including: science, math, career and technical education, chorus, band, orchestra, dance, AFJROTC, and social sciences. Science Olympiad, Math League, Speech and Debate, JDG, BPA, DECA, drama, playwrights, and Visual and Performing Arts have received numerous awards for their regional and, in many cases, national performance. Dover High School’s outstanding Advanced Placement program earned us recognition by Newsweek as a “top school in the nation” and we have been recognized by Delaware Today as a top school in Kent County.

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Curriculum Highlights
Dover High School students and staff have been recognized for their efforts throughout the year. DHS has received grants to provide new programming in the areas of Bullying Prevention, curriculum expansion for the Academy of Finance, Culinary and Hospitality and support for teacher professional development. The Academy of the Arts continues to grow, as we now have academy offerings in the areas of Dance, Music and Visual Arts. Our Advanced Placement teachers continue to update their curriculum through the College Board and we have all 20 Advanced Placement courses approved. Dual Enrollment in the core areas are now available in partnership with Delaware Technical and Community College and Wilmington University. Students can earn credits in Anatomy & Physiology and English 121. Our Career and Technical Education programs continue to expand in order to provide more of our students supports and connections to the school. Our CTE Pathways includes the HVAC, CNA, Culinary Arts, Food

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