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.
Educating and Empowering all learners to shape the 21st Century.
Our vision is for students to excel to their full potential, for staff to perform at the highest level by engaging all students with rigorous, inspiring, and relevant instruction, and for the community to value students for their high level of competency and success.
We believe all Dover Eagles will demonstrate Perseverance, Respect, Ownership, Unity, and Dedication.