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Dover, New Jersey
Morris County
Dover Public School District
Dover Middle School is a public school located in Dover, New Jersey with 512 students in grades 7-8.

During the 2018-19 the students and staff of East Dover Middle School have been recognized for their participation in the Picatinny Arsenal Pumpkin Sling Competition and service learning projects through the Builder's Club. Additionally, each year students have been presented with the Morris County Middle School Leadership Award. Further, we have teachers who have participated in professional development provided by the Gilder Lehrman Foundation, allowing them to travel overseas and across the United States, to experience history up close.

302 East Mcfarlan Street
Dover, NJ 07801
Principal: Ms. Aretha Dooley Malloy
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White 7%
Black 5%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 86%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
Female 47.3%
Male 52.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 73%
Students with disabilities 14%
English learners 12%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 3%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
7th Grade 47%
8th Grade 52%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 19
Weapons 0
Vandalism 2
Substances 1
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 12
Total incidents 34
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 9%
1 to 5 days 49%
6 to 10 days 31%
11 to 15 days 6%
Over 15 days 6%
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Spanish 76.6%
English 21.3%
Other 2.1%
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Learn more about Dover Middle School.


The East Dover Middle School community believes that student success is achieved in a supportive, nurturing, learning environment. Students are expected to work to the best of their abilities, enabling them to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. All teachers believe that it is imperative to motivate students by modeling enthusiasm, creating exciting activities, and remaining committed to sustained, meaningful professional development. All parents believe learning begins in the home and continues as children develop into mature, academically proficient, productive citizens contributing to society on their journey through life.


Throughout the 2018-2019 school year, East Dover Middle School pushed to enhance our already robust curriculum with STEAM Challenges, Algebra centered classes, Coding classes, curriculum focused assemblies offered through Fairleigh Dickerson and Pushcart Players, and a Gifted and Talented program.


Baseball (Boys), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Football (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls)


At East Dover Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in clubs and extracurricular activities that include, but are not limited to: Jazz Band, Chorus, Drama, National Junior Honor Society, Chess Club, Student Council, Yearbook, and Builders’ Club


We offer before and after school programs like: Academic Assistance, for students in need of homework help or academic support; Band and/or Chorus, offered before school.


Professional Development of our staff is a priority. East Dover Middle School’s professional development plan over the past few years has focused on: building teachers capacity to engage students in the higher levels of SAMR and building the capacity of teachers to increase students’ critical thinking skills in both mathematics and English Language Arts. We achieved this through PLCs, ScIP meetings, and workshops like Apple Professional Learning.


The middle school supports students through the guidance counselor office, which consists of two guidance counselors. Additionally all guidance counselors are Anti-bullying Specialists. Each counselor works proactively to prevent and resolve conflict and promote healthy lifestyles by going into classrooms to teach lessons focused on: conflict resolution, substance abuse awareness, healthy relationships, violence awareness, healthy habits, child abuse prevention, and Social Emotional Learning.


Students are exposed to various programs that promote a healthy lifestyle such as: nutritious breakfast and lunches, Breakfast After the Bell, asthma awareness assemblies, and a Family Life curriculum.


A wide range of community involvement is welcomed through venues such as: the PTA, Back-to-School Nights, 7th Grade Orientation, Parent Advisory Council Meetings, Honor Roll recognition ceremonies, Awards Dinner, School Safety and Climate meetings and parent newsletters.


The upkeep of our buildings is a priority as a way to ensure the safety of our students and staff, thus the following projects were completed this year: exterior lighting upgrade, sidewalk and curbing replaced, and re-painting of the gymnasium flooring.

School safety

Protocols are in place to ensure the safety of students like: improved lighting and the school Climate and Safety committee, which consists of parents, teacher, and students. Additionally our Middle School participates in an approved SRO program.


In striving to remain committed to ensuring that our students have access to up-to-date technology and 21st Century Skills, each middle school student has access to a laptop that is assigned to them, STEAM activities that are schoolwide, each marking period, in-house Apple Trainers and coding classes.

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