About

Grade School 

Dayton Grade School, the sole K-5 elementary school in Dayton, Oregon, serves families living in rural Yamhill County. Approximately 430 students attend Dayton Grade School and the average class size is 27. A transitional bilingual program, Rhythms, and differentiated instruction that meets the learning needs of all students are just some of the factors that shape Dayton Grade School’s exemplary tradition.

All students in the Dayton School District have access to a device for learning. We are a 1:1 school district with iPads for kindergarten through 2nd grade and Chromebooks for 3rd-5th grade students. 

Principal Stephanie Ewing came to Dayton in 2006 as the Special Services Director and then 2011 as the Principal. An avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, Stephanie’s educational passion is literacy. When not at Dayton Grade School Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, and children. 

Dana Symons has been the Assistant Principal at Dayton Grade School since 2016. Currently Dana coordinates federal programs and is the district testing coordinator. Dana is bilingual in Spanish and English and has taught English Language Development K-12. Before that, Dana was a classroom teacher at the grade school. Dana and her husband enjoy spending time with their three daughters. The family enjoys soccer, spending time with their horses, and reading.