Grace A Dunn Middle School

401 Dayton St,

Trenton, NJ, 08610-6418

Tel: (609)656-4700
Grades: 6-8

269 students

Grace A Dunn Middle School serves 269 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Grace A Dunn Middle School operates within the Trenton School District.

Overview

The student population of 269 students has declined by 39% over five years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 269 students
Grace A Dunn Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
Grace A Dunn Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Grace A Dunn Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1 12:1
Grace A Dunn Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
9%
Grace A Dunn Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
65%
23%
Grace A Dunn Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
29%
17%
Grace A Dunn Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
2%
51%
Grace A Dunn Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Grace A Dunn Middle School Sch Ethnicity Grace A Dunn Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.50 0.66
Grace A Dunn Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
29%
Grace A Dunn Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Grace A Dunn Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,928 students has decreased by 19% over five years.
School District Name Trenton School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
2
Number of Students Managed 8,928 919
Trenton School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $344 MM $20 MM
Trenton School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $346 MM $19 MM
Trenton School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $30,852 $20,414
Trenton School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $31,024 $19,395
Trenton School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Jersey State Prison High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Foundation Academy Charter School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Trenton Franklin Elementary School
    200 William St
    Trenton , NJ , 08610
    (609)656-4720
    0.3  mi  |  315  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Trenton Lalor Elementary School
    25 Barnt Deklyn Rd
    Trenton , NJ , 08610
    (609)631-4156
    0.4  mi  |  264  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Trenton International Cs Of Trenton
    Charter School
    105 Grand St
    Trenton , NJ , 08611
    (609)394-3111
    Charter School
    0.5  mi  |  90  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Trenton Washington Elementary School
    331 Emory Ave
    Trenton , NJ , 08611
    (609)656-4960
    0.6  mi  |  237  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Trenton Mott Elementary School
    45 Stokely Ave
    Trenton , NJ , 08611
    (609)656-4830
    0.6  mi  |  256  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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