South Elementary

Welcome to Dover South Elementary

Welcome to Dover South School 

     At South School, we take pride in providing a safe, positive and welcoming environment where all children have the opportunity to succeed.   We have a dedicated staff that puts the needs of students at the forefront of all they do. 

       The 2020/2021 school year brought some challenges; however, it was wonderful to have our Preschool through first grade students in school everyday.  The students did a great job working together and learning despite the difficult guidelines.  Our students and families definitely displayed that “Dover Difference!”   

     South School’s preschool maintained a 5-Star rating which is the highest rating possible through the “Step Up to Quality” rating system.  We are very proud of the preschool program we offer for our students.  It is a high quality preschool setting that gives our youngest students the foundational skills they need to be successful as they transition to kindergarten and beyond. 

       We were able to bring back many of our South School traditions; some with a few modifications.  Our Ice Cream Social was a huge success.  Our PTG donated ice cream and the Steel band and Jazz band provided the entertainment.  Our first K-1 field day was also a hit.  It was a great day and we were so thankful to be able to play together outside.  

      Teaching our students to show kindness and to give back is an important part of what we do at South School.  Our students were able to participate in several community service activities.  We held special dress up days to support the Rainbow Connection, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Relay for Life and Share-A-Christmas.  

      We are looking forward to another successful and exciting school year in 2021-2022!


Tracie Murphy, Principal
South Elementary
(330) 364-7111
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