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As we stand on the brink of another school year, I am filled with immense pride and excitement as we spend the summer preparing for what promises to be a remarkable 2024-25 academic year. Our theme for this year, “Our Story, Our Strength: Leading as One,” perfectly encapsulates the spirit and dedication that define our community. It is a powerful reminder of the collective strength we possess and the incredible stories we create together.

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Alex Garcia

Alex Garcia, a dedicated focus room paraprofessional at Park Creek School, has been honored to serve as the 2023 Dalton Public Schools Classified Staff of the Year. Garcia's commitment, enthusiasm, and unwavering dedication to the educational community have made a significant impact on students, staff, and parents alike.

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DEF Grants

The Dalton Education Foundation (DEF) proudly announces the recipients of its 2024-2025 school year grants, totaling over $52,000. These grants, awarded to 42 dedicated educators and staff members, will support innovative projects and enhance educational opportunities across the Dalton school district. The Foundation Trustees extend heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to all who submitted applications.

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Bill Mayo - 2024 Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame Inductee

Dalton Public Schools is proud to announce that Bill Mayo, a distinguished alumnus from the class of 1981, will be inducted into the 2024 Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame. This prestigious honor recognizes Mayo's outstanding contributions to high school football both as a player and coach.

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Irene Jones

Irene Jones has been named the recipient of the Dale Cook Support Educator of the Year Award by the Dalton Education Foundation. This award, sponsored by the Dalton Education Foundation, friends, and family of Ms. Cook, recognizes exceptional contributions made by student support staff members within the Dalton Public Schools system.

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DPS Training Announcement

Dalton Public Schools is pleased to announce the continuation of a collaborative partnership with the Dalton Police Department. This summer, Hammond Creek Middle School will serve as the venue for a series of scheduled training sessions aimed at enhancing the skills and preparedness of our local police force.

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What people are saying

Joe Martinez
Joe Martinez in restaurant

Alum & Restaurant Owner

"I didn't realize until after I graduated how important it was to have that education. Whether you choose to continue your education after high school or not, the education you get in high school is super important."

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Gabrielle Nelloms
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Alum, DHS Class of 2014

"The opportunities presented to us when I was in school were awesome.”

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Cedric Haynes
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Alum, Chattanooga Meteorologist 

"You are pretty blessed to be a part of Dalton Public Schools where you are going to have people who are ready to go the extra mile to make sure you can achieve your dream."

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Carter Crutchfield
Carter Crutchfield

Alum, DHS Class of 2009

“Friday Night Lights at Harmon Field are still some of the most special experiences that I will ever have. I feel like it helped shape and mold my career and who I am as a person. My experiences in Dalton were tremendous, I wouldn’t trade them for the world.” 

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Dalia Santiago
Dalia Santiago


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

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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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