Dalton Public Schools

  • Back to School Countdown

    Students return for the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday, Aug. 7. Click the link below for information on school supply lists, school orientations, transportation, meals, and enrollment.

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  • Thrive 2055 - Regional Survey

    THRIVE 2055 is an initiative to engage people from across the region, connected by landscape and common experiences, in setting a course for our shared future.This is an opportunity for people from the 16-County, Tri-State area to plan a course of action for how we can work together for a brighter tomorrow.

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  • Big Red READS

    Big Red READS will be visiting neighborhoods in Dalton until July 30. For a complete schedule, click Read More.

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  • Summer Lunch Program

    Children 18 and under can receive free meals during the summer from June 2-July 31 through the Summer Nutrition Program. Click on the link for locations.

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  • Vision

    Dalton Public Schools is guided by its vision, mission and beliefs. The district strives to ensure that each student is prepared to be a contributing citizen of the world.

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DPS News

  • Technology Becomes Essential Classroom Tool

    If you were to go into classrooms around Dalton Public Schools, there is a good chance you may see students using any number of devices including laptops, smartphones, tablets and more. But these students are not texting or updating their … Continue reading

  • Blue Ridge Health Fair Gets Students Up and Moving

    The Blue Ridge student body took part in their annual Health Fair at the Mack Gaston Community Center. Students visited different stations and took part in physical activities and listened to ways to make their lives healthier. Many business and representatives … Continue reading

  • Manis, Brookwood Students Work in Wetlands

    Brookwood School students love active learning! Because the school is located so close to Lakeshore Park, it allows the students to have the opportunity for rich place-based scientific experiences and the integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into all … Continue reading

Upcoming Events

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  • Board of Education Work Session - City Hall

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – BOE Conference Room

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting - City Hall

    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Council Chambers

  • CHEER CAMP( HIGH SCHOOL KIDS) Dalton High School

    2:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Dalton High School Commons

  • BAND CAMP. Dalton High School

    8:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Dalton High School Fine Arts Wing

  • BOE Special Work Session-Facility Retreat

    8:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Off Campus


Dr. Rick Little Leads City Park as Community of Learners

In 1985, Dr. Rick Little made his way to Dalton Public Schools. Little took a position as a physical education teacher at City Park, but in 1987, Little moved on to become the assistant principal at Dalton Junior High School. But by 1991, Little found his way back to City Park to take on the role of principal.