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This fall, City Park School premiered its new dance and tumbling class taught by Cora Fetzer.
Ana Avila graduated from Morris Innovative High School (MIHS) in 2019. Today, she is working as a student teacher at Blue Ridge School, and hopes to return to teach in the district after graduating with her education degree in May 2023.
While students at Dalton Junior High School commemorated the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, they were able to hold a piece of the nation’s history in their hands.
This fall, Dalton Public Schools is starting a new program designed to provide community members an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the day-to-day operations of the school district.
For three decades, the same voice has boomed over the speakers at every Catamount home game. Rick Zeisig became the Voice of the Catamounts in 1992, and since then has been announcing every Dalton High School home game.
During halftime of Dalton High School’s first football game of the season, Jeff McKinney was announced as this year’s Tom Jones Educator of the Year.
Every year, many students attending Dalton High School take Advanced Placement (AP) exams. For some of those students, their exam scores will earn them the distinction of being named an AP Scholar.
Susan Barlow was recently selected to receive the 2022 Mentor Teacher Award for the Northwest Georgia P-20 Collaborative.
The Dalton Board of Education has tentatively approved to reduce the operating millage rate to 7.95 mills from 8.095. This would be the second consecutive year to reduce the operating millage rate which was at 8.20 mills in the 2020 year.
Increasing Graduation Rate
Dalton Public Schools has a graduation rate is 85.1 percent, up from 80.0 percent in 2019.
Every student in PreK through 12th grade receives their own device to integrate into their classroom experience.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
The International Baccalaureate program is a rigorous pre-university program leading to assessments in six subject areas. It offers a challenging and demanding educational experience across the full curriculum.
72% of DPS staff members have advanced degrees.
Our students come from 43 different countries and speak 18 native languages.
Elementary students at 5 schools can participate in German and Spanish dual-language classrooms.
There are 7,750 students in Dalton Public Schools and more than 1,000 dedicated teachers and staff members.
Dalton Public Schools reconfigured its secondary grade levels to best serve all students.