Overview

  • Principal:  Gina Becker
    Assistant Principal: Heather Hanks

    Phone:  (813) 757-9457
    Fax:  (813) 707-7161

    Student Hours:
    Monday: 7:40 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.
    Tuesday - Friday: 7:40 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

    Uniforms: Yes
    Uniform is a school shirt and choice of shorts or pants with closed toed shoes. Shirts are available in the main office for $5.

    Before School Program: Yes
    After School Program: Yes
    To apply for HOST, the before and after school program, click here.

The World’s Best School

  • The World's Best School is hidden among the dragons in Dover. Come experience the immersive experience of eating meals and performing fine arts in our newly renovated Dragon Hall cafeteria, painted to look like a castle. Hogwarts has nothing on us--get sorted into a house and compete for your house, representing each of our six core values, in our annual house competition. Magic happens everyday here in our classrooms, with the best teachers in the world, providing research-based instruction so every child is ready to succeed as a lifelong learner. Every morning starts with a dance party at our entrance gate. We also have the world's best students! Come visit us and see why Dover is known as the World's Best School!

School History

  • Dover Elementary is nestled amongst the orange groves and strawberry fields of Dover, Florida in Hillsborough County.  While the current location of Dover Elementary opened in 1950, it's origin dates back to a one room school house in the early 1870's.  Our school holds a proud, hardworking, multicultural and gifted student population that fluctuates between 500 students in August to 800 during the peak of the citrus and strawberry seasons.  

    Cultural, intellectual and socio-economic diversity provide students a remarkable learning opportunity, where creative teaching techniques are employed in a caring atmosphere to inspire and equip enthusiastic life long learners.  Outstanding and dedicated teachers make up Dover's faculty and staff, providing accommodations and setting high expectations for all types of learners.  Promoting risk-taking, building self-worth and nourishing confidence are aspects that are built into every learning experience.  Each student is given opportunities to learn with various forms of technology and the latest learning strategies, as well as weekly exposure to art, music and physical education programs.