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About Us

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Jonathan Dayton High School website!  The aim of this site is to inform parents and students of the support and opportunities available to students, announce school and related community events, and to celebrate the achievements of our students in the areas of academics, the arts and athletics!

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JDHS Departments

Student intellectual growth is the primary goal of the JDHS faculty and staff.  Towards that aim, we have developed a robust program of studies, differentiated to provide students with appropriate levels of rigor, and designed to ultimately help all students become college and career ready. Please explore the JDHS course offerings detailed in our Program of Studies, found under the School Links section at the top of the JDHS Homepage.


We study history to learn how we arrived to where we are now; to understand what worked for people in the past, and to attempt not to make mistakes made in the past.

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Like science itself, the development of an effective program of science instruction at Jonathan Dayton High School is an ongoing and dynamic process.

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Visual, Performing & Practical Arts

The Springfield Public School District is committed to providing our students with a well rounded education that will prepare them with the experiences needed for a successful future.

We believe that Visual, Performing, & Practical Arts are a necessary component of our lives, a vital contributor to our learning, our well being, and to our existence. It helps us understand the past, helps us develop values, and organize the elements of our lives.

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World Language

The World Language Department is dedicated to motivating and expanding students’ capacity to speak a foreign language to encourage a competitive attitude in a global society. In order to achieve this goal, the department provides a solid, integral program focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language.

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