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Avg. test scores 12%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 2%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Dover, DE School Districts

      • Capital School District
      • Caesar Rodney School District

      There are a total of 20 public schools, 18 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Dover. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Dover, DE schools is 43%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Dover, DE, an average of 84.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.5% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Hartly, DE5077%56%
      Dover Base Housing, DE3,35274%51%
      Wyoming, DE1,57565%32%
      Frederica, DE99465%31%
      Clayton, DE3,08059%20%
      Dover, DE37,35143%12%

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      Mission Bend, TX37,33474%50%
      Texarkana, TX37,38969%41%
      East Meadow, NY37,22870%42%
      Keizer, OR37,49750%1%
      Mechanicsville, VA37,20187%77%
      Dover, DE37,35143%12%
      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.