Dover school information

IndexDoverMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores89%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools31,16779,221
Total private schools250824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1937,963
The Dover, MA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Dover public schools have average test scores of 89% which is 38% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 80% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dover public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 99.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 99.2% have completed high school, 82.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 20.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Dover are 80% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Dover.
  • 99.2% of people in Dover have completed 8th grade.
  • 99.2% of people in Dover have completed high school.
  • 82.2% of people in Dover have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Dover

IndexDoverMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade99.2%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school99.2%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college92.7%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree85.6%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors82.2%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters50.5%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree20.7%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.8%2.6%1.3%

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

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Dover, MA2,45389%80%

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Source: The Dover, MA 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.