104 2nd St. Nw
Dayton, IA 50530
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Dayton Center serves 231 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Dayton Center placed in the top 20% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Dayton Center ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

Dayton Center's student population of 231 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
231 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Dayton Center is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Dayton Center is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#142 out of 1227 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
92%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Btm 50%)

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