Dover High School (Arkansas)

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Dover High School
Flag of Edward England.svg
The Dover Pirates' flag is symbolized as the Jolly Roger
101 Pirates Loop
Dover, Arkansas 72837
United States
Coordinates 35°23′49″N 93°06′59″W / 35.39705°N 93.1163°W / 35.39705; -93.1163Coordinates: 35°23′49″N 93°06′59″W / 35.39705°N 93.1163°W / 35.39705; -93.1163
Type Public secondary
Established August 1922 (1922-Aug)
School district Dover School District
NCES District ID 0505430[1]
CEEB code 040650
NCES School ID 050543000257[2]
Principal Jo Lynn Taverner
Faculty 36.14 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 393[2] (2011–12)
Student to teacher ratio 10.87[2]
Campus type Rural; distant[2]
Color(s)      Black
Song Oh, Dover High we honor
Fight song On with Dover
Athletics conference 4A Region 4 (2012–14)
Sports Football, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Competitive Cheer, Baseball, Softball, Athletics
Mascot Pirate
Team name Dover Pirates
Yearbook Pirate
Affiliations Arkansas Activities Association

Dover High School is a comprehensive public secondary school located in rural, distant community of Dover, Arkansas, United States. The school educates more than 350 students annually in grades nine through twelve. Dover is one of five public high schools in Pope County and is the sole high school administered by the Dover School District. The first graduating class of six students, all female, completed studies in the spring of 1923.[3]


The assumed course of study for students is to complete the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), which requires students complete at least 22 units for graduation. Course offerings include regular and Advanced Placement classes and exams with opportunities for college credit via AP exam. The school is accredited by the ADE.

In 2012, Dover High School was rated as No. 1,229 of 2,008 rated high schools in the nation by the Challenge Index with an index score of 1.720.[4]

Fine Arts[edit]

Students may participate in various musical and performing arts including: band (e.g., concert band, jazz band, marching band), choir (e.g., a Concert Choir, Madrigals, Ladies Ensemble, and Barbershop Quartet) and theater (e.g., competitive speech, drama, stagecraft). Students may participate in Art Club. Both the Dover Senior High Band and Choir programs have been the recipient of various statewide awards. Most recently, the Dover Senior High Choirs were recognized as State Champions at the 2013 Arkansas Choral Performance Assessment under the direction of Mrs. Carrie Taylor. The Dover Midnight Brigade (marching band) has been hailed the "Pride of Pope County."

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Dover High School mascot is the Pirate with corresponding references to the Jolly Roger flag and with the school colors of black and white.


For the 2012–14 seasons,[5] the Dover Pirates participate in the 4A Region 4 Conference. Competition is primarily sanctioned by the Arkansas Activities Association with student-athletes competing in football, volleyball, baseball, basketball (boys/girls), competitive cheer, dance, golf (boys/girls), soccer (boys/girls), softball, tennis (boys/girls), track and field (boys/girls).[6]

Clubs and traditions[edit]

Dover students participate in a variety of leadership, business, affinity groups and career-centric pursuits ranging from membership, activities, events and conferences supported by Art Club, Science Club, Spanish Club, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), National Beta Club, National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, and Student Council.[3]

Notable people[edit]

The following are notable people associated with Dover High School. If the person was a Dover High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included:


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Dover School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Dover High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Dover School District Handbook" (PDF). Dover School District. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "The High School Challenge". Washington Post. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2012-14 AAA Classifications and Conferences" (PDF). Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "School Profile, Dover High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 

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