139 Mountain Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Jonathan Dayton High School serves 620 students in grades 9-12.
Jonathan Dayton High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 620 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 30% in NJ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Jonathan Dayton High School's student population of 620 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
620 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

Jonathan Dayton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Jonathan Dayton High School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1411 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
10%
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Hispanic
23%
31%
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Black
15%
15%
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White
51%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
90%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   4/12/2010
Our son is a senior and will just be completing 4 years at Dayton. We have been extremely pleased with the education he received there. He has been very active in many facets of the program as well as many extracurricula activities. The staff are very supportive and challenging to the students. We give you all a thumbs up in all areas of concern!!
- Posted by Parent - thest
2   5/18/2009
We are new to the district. I have been very disappointed with Special Services and the Child Study Team. Rather than try to understand why a student is struggling, they want to label him/her as an attitude problem. The school relies on ineffective discipline instead of conducting the appropriate assessments.
- Posted by Parent - duekn

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 620 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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