Dayton City Elementary School

520 Cherry St
Dayton, TN 37321
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 820 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Dayton City Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 820 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : Top 50% in TN
  • : 30% (Top 50%)
  • : 27% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Dayton City Elementary School's student population of 820 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
820 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Dayton City Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,721 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dayton City Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TN)
#703 out of 1721 schools
(Top 50%)
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30%
28%
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27%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
13%
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Black
5%
21%
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White
75%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.42
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dayton City Elementary School's ranking?
Dayton City Elementary School is ranked #703 out of 1,721 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Tennessee.
What schools are Dayton City Elementary School often compared to?
Dayton City Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Rhea Central Elementary School, Frazier Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% TN state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% TN state average).
How many students attend Dayton City Elementary School?
820 students attend Dayton City Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of Dayton City Elementary School students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dayton City Elementary School?
Dayton City Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 15:1.
What grades does Dayton City Elementary School offer ?
Dayton City Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Dayton City Elementary School part of?
Dayton City Elementary School is part of Dayton School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 820 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 30% (Top 50%)
  • : 27% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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