Dover Senior High School Overview25 Alumni Dr, Dover, NH 03820 , Tel: +1 (603) 516-6900 Dover School District
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Type: Public High School
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Dover Senior High School Ratings & Reviews
Very poor compared to where our kids wen to school before moving here
The school has a welcoming atmosphere and everyone is willing to help. The person below must be either a new student and is not used to the autonomy of high school. One thing that middle school did not teach was being assertive in your efforts a lot of poeple hold you hand in middle school this not reality or life you need to learn that you' re the one that is going to be the one that makes things happen in the real world. Not insulting the student below but just saying wlecome to how it may sometimes be. I do understand that self -start isnt everyones cup of tea. But than again in college they expect you to be there or fail how do they teach that too you? By holding your hand.Nope by you being independent and getting to know as many faculty members as possible. The faculty has always been very supportive of me I was in special ed by the way. Go DHS keep up the good work!
On a good note, some of the teachers are very helpful and students can go to them if there is an issue learning in the classroom. The deans are helpful depending on the student and the issue the student is having. Deans take hold of situations and fix them when they're presented. On a lower note, student fights happen often, bullying is an issue, many staff members are very rude (some even to the parents), including the school nurse, and some counselors don't even return calls until months later. Saw one teacher even flirting with several students. There are constant mix-ups with students' schedules, even when they had set up their schedule the previous year with a counselor. You definitely have to actively search for the right people to help you if you need it in this school, because the majority of them are not helpful at all in a number of situations regarding education, bullying, schedules, etc.
This school has a huge student services department which places paraeducators in classrooms to help all students academically and provide behavioral support to those who are coded for individualized education due to a disability. Dover High is very much a community in itself where students come from all walks of life and all abilities. The school offers so many opportunities for ALL students. College bound seniors can take advanced placement classes, other students can get a jumpstart on a trade like electrical and cosmetology. This school also has a unified program which teams kids with learning delays (Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation etc.) With mainstream students as mentors. Its great for the kids and the community. DHS has also taught kids who have been named as Presidential Scholars. Just last year, we had the Presidents choice for excellence in math so we are certainly doing something right!
DHS/CTC has a very wide variety of courses allowing students to follow interests that may lead to careers. Students are able to take Honors, CP, Career & Vocational classes all in one building. They offer a variety of art & music courses as well as NH 1st all female engineering class. My children have attended Dover schools for 12 years, and while no school is perfect, Dover's are very good.
Dover, NH Education Statistics
- No High School2%
- Some High School26%
- Some College21%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree27%
- Graduate Degree16%
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