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Jonathan Dayton High School

8 reviews
139 Mountain Avenue
Springfield Township, NJ 07081
(973) 376-1025

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Jonathan Dayton High School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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Great school ,best teachers and great staff .
Posted by a parent on 5/26/2017
Great school. Some teachers are touchy, but most are dedicated to their jobs and it shows through their students. Wish the online textbooks were a bit more refined and the administration would pay attention to the infrastructure of the facility, but overall you really can't complain about this school.
Posted by a student on 1/4/2015
Both my kids graduated from Jonathan Dayton. And both went on to great colleges. Good teachers and support.
Posted by a parent on 11/21/2013
As a student at this school, I am "proud" of this school, but the teachings are really mediocre. The school held a fundraiser a year ago to acquire air conditioners for all classrooms, but when we came back we had ACs, but most were old and falling apart. A month later, we had an electronic notice board that wasn't really needed and it's a waste of money. The laptops are good for learning, but they are a distraction and an excuse for teachers not to accept late homework since we can just do it on our laptops. I sit in the back of one of my classes and whenever our class take "notes" on the laptops, almost everyone is playing games. Also, one of my friends transferred from another high school in which he had already taken chemistry as a sophomore, but JDHS made him take it again as a Junior because they claim that a half a year of Chem wasn't good enough. He has a 100 in the class. The school is okay, but the principal and vice-principal aren't up to the job. The only remarkable thing about the school are the excellent councilors and administrators. They need to get their act together and soon.
Posted by a student on 11/12/2011
Very much a small-town school, and not always in a good way. The students here for the most part have all grown up together, which is fine, but whenever a new student enters the fray, they tend to be distrusted and avoided. Coaches only care about their sports, not their classes, and most of the faculty (most, not all) aren't up to the task. The laptop program is a financial sinkhole, and the only real electives outside of art or computers are only available through the Votech program, which is rumored to be cut soon for financial reasons. The superintendent is all about the money in the schools pocket, but is very loathe to spend any of it (it's taken a few years to get the cafeteria ceiling repaired? Really?). The kids are alright, if a little on the snooty side. It's the teachers and the administration that have to get their acts together.
Posted by a student on 3/8/2011

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Springfield Township schools - Jonathan Dayton High School is located at 139 Mountain Avenue, Springfield Township NJ 07081. Jonathan Dayton High School is in the Springfield Public School District. Jonathan Dayton High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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