Founded in 1865, Dayton Elementary School is an educational institution that provides a range of learning opportunities for students in kindergarten through grade five. It offers classes in math, language arts and English. The school also provides English as a Second Language, reading recovery and early childhood special education programs. It operates a booster club that conducts various fundraising activities. The school organizes music concerts, book fairs and family science nights.Dayton Elementary School conducts parent-teacher conferences and operates a library. It is a part of the Lyon County School District, which enrolls students in elementary, middle and high schools.