Dover High School (Dover, Ohio)

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Dover High School
520 N Walnut St
Dover, Ohio 44622
United States
Coordinates 40°31′24″N 81°28′48″W / 40.523472°N 81.48°W / 40.523472; -81.48Coordinates: 40°31′24″N 81°28′48″W / 40.523472°N 81.48°W / 40.523472; -81.48
Established 1915
Superintendent Carla Birney
CEEB code 361975
Principal Teresa Alberts
Grades 912
Color(s) Crimson and Gray          
Song DHS Alma Mater
Fight song Crimson Tornado
Athletics conference ECOL
Team name Crimson Tornadoes
Rival New Philadelphia High School
Newspaper Crimsonian
Budget $19,594,281 (2010)

Dover High School is a public high school in Dover, Ohio and is the only high school in the Dover City Schools district. The school's athletic teams are nicknamed The Crimson Tornadoes and the school colors are crimson and gray. The Dover High School Alma Mater [1] was composed by L. H. Alexander.

Dover’s first school house was constructed in 1827 in a forested area on the south side of 4th Street (near the cemetery)[citation needed]. There was a separate African American School on West Front Street until 1917, at which time Dover’s school system became fully integrated.[citation needed]


Dover High School has a longstanding football rivalry with nearby New Philadelphia High School, having played 112 times since 1896—Dover currently leads the series 54-49-9.[2] Dover High School competes in the ECOL (East Central Ohio League) and has eighteen varsity teams.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • James R. Black, American actor and former professional football player
  • Frank Ellwood, Collegiate football coach.
  • Perci Garner, current professional baseball player
  • Ernie Godfrey, Collegiate football coach.
  • Monty Hunter, former professional football player
  • Frank Kelker, Collegiate All-American football player.
  • Ray Mears, Collegiate basketball coach.
  • Elliott Nugent, Broadway actor, playwright, film director and writer.
  • Bob Peterson, director, screenwriter, animator, and voice actor for Pixar. Co-directed the Academy Award Winning movie "Up."
  • Trevor J. Rees, Collegiate football player and coach.
  • Zack Space, politician, Democrat House of Representatives Ohio 18th District, January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011


  1. ^ DHS. "DHS Alma Mater". Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. ^ Metzger, Roger (27 October 2012). "Dover wins eighth in a row over New Philadelphia". The Times Reporter. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Association Press Poll Champions" (PDF). OHSAA. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AAA". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  5. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 

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