Beginning in 2015, the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will publish a Performance Report of each school in the state. This report will provide information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualification, retention, discipline, and much more. Based on that information, the ADE will score each school and that score will translate to a letter grade.
This year, using information from the 2013-2014 school year, Dover Elementary School was given a score of 299--an 'A', just one point shy of a perfect score, Dover Middle School was given a score of 219--a 'C', and Dover High School was given a score of 271--an 'A'.
If you would like more information on the ADE grading system, please check out the links below.
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The Dover School District is fully accredited and proud to be an AAIMS and EAST School.
It is the philosophy of Dover Public Schools that the district provide every student, every day the opportunity and encouragement to reach proficiency and beyond through participation in all aspects of school. We believe education to be a lifelong endeavor and that the school will develop in each student the capacity to become a mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, and morally productive citizen.
The Dover School Board commits to the following core beliefs*:
Strong Instructional Leadership
Clear and Focused Mission
Safe and Orderly Environment
Climate of High Expectations
Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress
Positive Home-School Relations
Opportunity to Learn and Student Time on Task
*As adopted from the Seven Correlates of Effective Schools Dr. Lawrence Lezotte