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 2019/2020 school year was a year of change and also brought some unique circumstances for our students, families and staff. Our students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and programs including; Accelerated Reader and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. 

    For the first time, all of our youngest students were in the same building to begin their educational journey together.  Although it was an adjustment for many, it was a huge success.  Students have built relationships, friendships and memories they will treasure as they move through each building of Dover City Schools. 

    Our Preschool program was reviewed this year by the Ohio Department of Education.  Once again, South School’s preschool earned a 5-Star rating.  This 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. 

    Encouraging a sense of family and community was a priority at South School this year.  Our students and staff created a “South School Rock Garden” which can be seen around our front sign.  This building wide activity was based on the book, “Only One You”.  The goal was to realize we all have unique gifts and talents to contribute to make the world, our school and our community a better place.  We plan to continue this activity each year.

   The 2020/2021 school year will bring some new challenges but we are confident that we will be ready to meet those challenges and turn them into opportunities.  We look forward to another successful school year with our PreK-1st grade students and families.    


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