Welcome to
Dover Area School District

The Dover Area School District educates over 3,600 students in grades K-12. Located just north of York, the school district offers distinguished student achievement, exemplary instruction and award-winning performing arts and athletics. New iPads, wireless classrooms, and advanced technology provide students with superior learning opportunities.

Points of Pride

  • Established in the mid-1950s, but having roots much deeper, the Dover Area School District has a rich history of academic excellence, school spirit and community pride, and community partnerships. 

  • Extensive family/community involvement in our schools, including parent-teacher associations, community advisory and booster groups.

  • Award winning instrumental and vocal music programs with a statewide reputation for excellence.

  • Strong sports program with numerous division championships in cheerleading, girls track, girls cross country, girls soccer, girls swimming, field hockey, girls volleyball, softball, girls basketball, football, baseball, boys track, boys basketball, boys cross country, and boys swimming. In addition to earning league championships in girls volleyball, girls basketball, county championships in girls soccer, and district championships in cheerleading.

  • DASD students excel academically both at the state and national levels.

  • Strong and active Career Technical Education (CTE) Program. District, state, and nation qualifiers for DECA, USGIF National Academic Achievement Award (GIS program), student run school store, First Capital Federal Credit Union student run branch, Ag Mechanics students constructed for PA Game Commission, Iron gates constructed for National Wildlife Turkey Foundation, award winning designs at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Numerous Keystone Degrees (Pennsylvania State Level Award) American FFA Degrees (National Level Award), State Proficiency Winner in Specialty Crop Production (State Level Award), and FFA Creed Speaking State Finalists.

  • Notable alumni include World Renowned Artist Jeff Koons, NFL Pro Bowl, All-Pro, and Super Bowl Winner John Kuhn, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Strausbaugh, Blind Melon Guitarist Christopher Thorn, Author Michael Anthony Baskerville, among many others.

  • 1:1 initiative using iPads for grades K-12.

Quick Facts

  • Profile: The Dover Area School District is located in a quiet, rural community northwest of the city of York, Pennsylvania. Included within its sixty-seven (67) square miles are the three municipalities of Borough of Dover, Dover Township, and Washington Township.

  • School district population: 35,000

  • High School (9-12) (Enrollment): Dover Area High School (1029)

  • Middle School (6-8): Dover Area Intermediate School (839)

  • Elementary Schools (K-5): Dover Elementary (385), Leib (400), North Salem (369), Weigelstown (382)