Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

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What people are saying

Roger Melendrez
Roger Melendrez

Alum and Marine Corps Veteran

"At Dalton High School I joined the JROTC program, which I believe helped me to become a better citizen." 

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Bliss Jones
bliss jones accepting award

Dalton High School Nurse

"Dalton Public Schools is overflowing with staff who are doing amazing things to ensure the success of the students they serve."

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Monica Maldonado
Monica Maldonado and her fiance in Washington DC


"I'm really thankful I got to go through a robust IB and AP program because I exempted a lot of credit hours when I got to college, and I was well-prepared for the rigor of my college courses."

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Dalia Santiago
Dalia Santiago


"We all work together to support our young generation." 

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Jennifer Sumner
Jennifer Sumner winning teacher of the year

Teacher and Parent

"I have a love and passion for Dalton Public Schools; it's my home." 

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Did You Know?

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.

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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.

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72% of DPS staff members have advanced degrees.

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Our students come from 43 different countries and speak 18 native languages.

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Dual-Language Immersion

Elementary students at 5 schools can participate in German and Spanish dual-language classrooms.


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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. 


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