Award Year: 2013

Dover High School

100 Grace Street
Dover, NJ, 07801-2644

(973) 989-2010

Delvis Rodriguez, Principal at time of Nomination

Dover Public School District

School Website


Rich in diversity, talent and history, Dover High School challenges and instructs all students to identify and develop their unique abilities.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 17%
  • Hispanic: 74%
  • Asian: 2%
  • ELL: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

The first graduating class at Dover High School was in 1885, only twenty years after the end of the Civil War. Since that time, we have proudly welcomed countless students into our district from a variety of countries, all of whom have contributed toward a rich and vibrant environment. Our demographics reflect a population rich in diversity.

What the numbers do not represent is how the threads of drive, determination and enthusiasm are woven into a fabric of academic success, a paradigm in which enhanced academic expectations have resulted in Dover High School being awarded a US News & World Report Silver Award in each of four times the award was given from 2009 through 2013.

Dover High School is the embodiment of a spirit of compassion, care and community service. The school has been recognized for its statewide leadership in areas such as the Special Olympics and Key Club.

We actively prepare our students for the 21st Century by continually enhancing the rigor and variety of our programming. Dover High School’s goal is to focus on the aspirational needs of the individual, transforming the traditional High School experience into a career pathway, forming a seamless transition into post-graduate study. Bold initiatives are underway, such as our Health and Science Academy, emphasizing interdepartmental learning while expanding our partnerships with Colleges and Universities. Over 53 transcripted credits are available at no charge to our students from Rutgers, Syracuse, Fairleigh Dickinson, NJIT and the County College of Morris, representing our desire to enhance academic outcomes through the melding of high school and collegiate opportunities.