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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Jonathan Dayton High School is a highly rated, public school located in Springfield, NJ. It has 578 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Jonathan Dayton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
201 responses
Average ACT
27
68 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$114,296
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,673
National
$949
Median Home Value
$433,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Pep rally
    21%
  • Interclass Games
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Powderpuff Football
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
578
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,085
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,674/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Jonathan Dayton High School Reviews

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It was boring some days, but with a small student population and decent academics, going to Dayton for academic purposes has proven to be more beneficial to me than those from other schools in the county. This is especially true through opportunities such as the Collegiate Academy, Biliteracy Certification, music/arts, and the prevalence of APs throughout one's high school years. Sports bring students together who would've otherwise not interacted. Go Dawgs! 2019 XC Conference Champs
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Throughout the course of my high school experience at Jonathan Dayton, I have failed, stumbled, grew, and learned. Unfortunately, I did not get the chance to finish my junior year due to COVID, and of course, virtual learning is no where near the same kind of experience as one would get in the halls of our school. An open and welcoming environment where I never had to question the principles of what my high school was based upon. However, the feeling of "obligation" towards students in consideration to "aiding" and helping the students whenever they need, did not match with certain actions.
I was an out of district participant in the Collegiate Program after being told it would help prepare for college course load, preparing for SAT/ACT, and the application process. I was let down. We were required to take at least 8 AP classes through our high school career, which was helpful in getting accustomed to the workload. But we didn't get much help preparing for the SAT and none for the ACT. The students in my program received help writing college essays, but students who were not enrolled received little to no guidance. The teachers and staff claim they are understanding of the workload we receive but fail to adjust their assignments accordingly. Many fail to consider that we have an intense amount of work as well as extracurricular activities and seem to operate on the notion that their class should be our top priority when in reality students have at least 6 other classes. I wish the staff were more understanding of how much work the students truly put in.