Jonathan Dayton High School

  • Jonathan Dayton High School serves 576 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Jonathan Dayton High School's student population of 576 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Jonathan Dayton High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Jonathan Dayton High School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1354 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
6%
10%
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Hispanic
16%
27%
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Black
14%
16%
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White
64%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Jonathan Dayton High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.550.43
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Graduation Rate85-89%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpringfield Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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  • Millburn Millburn High School
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    1.0 miles
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    (973)564-7130
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  • Union Battle Hill
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    1.1 miles
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    Union, NJ 07083
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  • Millburn South Mountain School
    Grades: PK-5 | 365 students
    1.2 miles
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  • Millburn Millburn Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1145 students
    1.3 miles
    25 Old Short Hills Rd
    Millburn, NJ 07041
    (973)379-2600
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  • Short Hills Glenwood School
    Grades: K-5 | 471 students
    1.5 miles
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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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!!
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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.
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