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About Us

Dover Area School District extends over 42 square miles and serves a community of approximately 24,000 citizens. DASD is a diverse school district in York County with almost 500 employees who educate over 3200 students in grades K-12. The district addresses our students’ needs by providing educational services in one high school (9-12), one middle school (6-8), four elementary schools (K-5), and a Virtual Academy.

Established in the mid-1950s but with more profound roots, the Dover Area School District has a rich history of academic excellence, school spirit and community pride, and community partnerships. Dover Area School District students excel academically. For example, during the 2021-2022 school year, 106 Dover Area School District High School students applied for and received over $60,000 in 65 different scholarship awards during the Scholastic Awards Banquet. The district has extensive family/community involvement in our schools, including parent-teacher associations, community advisory, and booster groups. Furthermore, the district has an award-winning instrumental and vocal music program with a statewide reputation for excellence. The Dover Area School District athletic program is strong, with numerous division, league, county, and district championships. The Dover Area High School has an award-winning Career Technical Education (CTE) Program with ten state-approved programs. Notable alums of the Dover Area School District include, but are certainly not limited to, 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, and Author Michael Anthony Baskerville.


Educate, empower, and inspire all students to become contributing citizens in an ever-changing world.


DASD students will achieve success by engaging in rigorous and relevant instruction, exploring a broad range of opportunities, and discovering unique pathways to a productive future through the supportive collaboration of the entire school community

Belief Statement

We believe all Dover Eagles will demonstrate Perseverance, Respect, Ownership, Unity, and Dedication.

District Events

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News Coverage of the Veterans' Memorial Groundbreaking

DAHS Veterans' Memorial Groundbreaking

Thank you to everyone directly or indirectly involved with today’s Dover Area High School Veterans’ Memorial groundbreaking ceremony.