• Students’ Project Becomes Reality

    Like many students when assigned a project, seventh graders Gigi Robertson and Windel Ross couldn’t quite decide which direction they wanted to take their Passion Projects, a project that stretches beyond the classroom and into the community. But after a … Continue reading

  • Young Georgia Authors Celebrated, Awarded

    Hundreds of students, parents and staff celebrated the Dalton Public Schools Young Georgia Authors during a reception and award ceremony. Students from every grade across the district were recognized for their exemplary writing skills. The YGA writing competition is a … Continue reading

  • Gretchen Abernathy Named Distinguished Educator of 2015

    The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust has named Gretchen Abernathy the Distinguished Educator of 2015 for her exemplary contribution to the organization’s mission. She was recognized by State Representative Bruce Broadrick (R-Dalton) during the Days of Remembrance Ceremony at the State … Continue reading


  • SPRING MUSICAL performance @ 2pm Dalton High School

    Dalton High School Theatre Entire

  • Elementary Chess Tournament Blue Ridge Elementary

    Blue Ridge Elementary Off Campus

  • District Chess Tournament Roan Elementary

    Roan Elementary Off Campus

  • Scholar Athlete Banquet - NWGA Trade Center Dalton High School

    Dalton High School Off Campus

  • BOGO Book Fair Roan Elementary

    Roan Elementary Media Center

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..