• DHS Teacher Named Hale-Bowen Recipient

    Shanda Hester, a French teacher at Dalton High School, is the 2015 recipient of the Hale-Bowen Academic Excellence in Teaching Award. The Award is presented annually to a Dalton Public Schools educator at the high school level for excellence in … Continue reading

  • Class of 2015 Graduation Video

    Before graduation, we asked some of the members of the Class of 2015 to look back on their high school experience, thank the people who helped them along the way and talk about the future. Check out the video below!

  • Blue Ridge Science Fair a Hit with Students

    From testing which foods mold the fastest to figuring out if old dogs really can learn new tricks, students at Blue Ridge School conducted a variety of experiments for the Third Annual Science Fair. School-wide, students displayed their scientific projects. … Continue reading


  • DHS YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP Dalton High School

    Dalton High School Turf Room

  • Bravo! Summer Music Camp (Berry College) Dalton Middle School

    Dalton Middle School Off Campus

  • Dalton Board of Education Special Work Session - Secondary Facilities - City Hall

    BOE Conference Room

  • Board of Education Work Session - City Hall

    BOE Conference Room

  • Board of Education Special Work Session-Strategic Secondary Facility Presentation - City Hall

    City Hall Council Chambers

Natural Teacher, Distinguished Educator

Gretchen Abernathy has been teaching for 28 years and every day she makes sure to accomplish one thing. “I try to always make eye contact with my students and make conversation with them,” said Abernathy. “You can have all the knowledge in the world about your subject, know the standards inside out an upside down. But, if you don’t have rapport with you students, it doesn’t matter what you teach them or how much you know.”

Educating students to become contributing citizens to the world.

We aspire to a vision where each student of Dalton Public Schools engages in interesting, challenging, and satisfying experiences that result in profound learning in academic disciplines, synthesis, creativity, respect, and ethics so that each student is a contributing citizen of the world..