Dover school information

IndexDoverDelawareNational
Average Test Scores43%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:116:116:1
Total public schools2019179,221
Total private schools1812924,874
Total post-secondary schools4207,963
The Dover, DE educational system consists of 20 public schools, 18 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Dover public schools have average test scores of 43% which is equal to than the Delaware average and 12% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dover public schools is 13:1, compared to 16:1 in Delaware and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.5% have completed high school, 29.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Dover are 12% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Dover.
  • 84.5% of people in Dover have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.5% of people in Dover have completed high school.
  • 29.6% of people in Dover have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Dover

IndexDoverDelawareNational
Completed 8th grade84.5%86.3%84.3%
Completed high school83.5%85.3%83.0%
Completed some college61.4%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.2%38.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.6%30.5%30.3%
Completed masters12.6%12.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.7%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Dover (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Dover, DE education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.