Dover school information

IndexDoverNew HampshireNational
Average Test Scores53%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools523479,221
Total private schools814424,874
Total post-secondary schools1407,963
The Dover, NH educational system consists of 5 public schools, 8 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Dover public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 2% higher than than the New Hampshire average and 8% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dover public schools is 16:1, compared to 13:1 in New Hampshire and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.6% have completed high school, 42.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Dover are 8% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Dover.
  • 89.7% of people in Dover have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.6% of people in Dover have completed high school.
  • 42.6% of people in Dover have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Dover

IndexDoverNew HampshireNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%89.5%84.3%
Completed high school88.6%88.4%83.0%
Completed some college72.5%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.0%45.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors42.6%35.5%30.3%
Completed masters17.6%13.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.5%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.4%1.3%

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

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Durham, NH10,66669%39%
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Newfields, NH32367%36%
Kittery Point, ME1,07865%31%
Dover, NH30,75053%8%

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Dover, NH30,75053%8%
Source: The Dover, NH 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.