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
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
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 more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1 12:1
Asian
1%
9%
Hispanic
65%
23%
Black
29%
17%
White
2%
51%
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 0.41
Grace A Dunn Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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%
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%

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 8,928 983
Trenton School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
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: 2013 (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
  • TrentonFranklin Elementary School
    200 William St
    TrentonNJ 08610
    (609)656-4720
    0.3 mi | 315 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • TrentonLalor Elementary School
    25 Barnt Deklyn Rd
    TrentonNJ 08610
    (609)631-4156
    0.4 mi | 264 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • TrentonInternational Cs Of Trenton
    Charter School
    105 Grand St
    TrentonNJ 08611
    (609)394-3111
    Charter School

    0.5 mi | 90 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • TrentonWashington Elementary School
    331 Emory Ave
    TrentonNJ 08611
    (609)656-4960
    0.6 mi | 237 students | Gr. KG-3                      
  • TrentonMott Elementary School
    45 Stokely Ave
    TrentonNJ 08611
    (609)656-4830
    0.6 mi | 256 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Did You Know?
Trenton, NJ public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.24, which is lower than the New Jersey average of 0.41. The most diverse school in Trenton is Joseph F Cappello School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Jersey or national school diversity statistics.