World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, careers and civic life.
Brissa Fraire, flutist for the Dalton High School Band, recently qualified for the Georgia All-State band through the Georgia Music Educator's Association (GMEA).
The Dalton Board of Education approved Stephanie Hungerpiller as the principal of Dalton High School, effective July 1. Lauri Johnson, who currently serves as the principal of Dalton Middle School, was named the principal of Hammond Creek Middle School when it opens in August 2021.
Chanel Dean, a STEM teacher at Park Creek, recently received a grant from the Whitfield County Farm Bureau to hatch baby chicks in her classroom.
Dalton High School's Winter Guard was recently awarded a Scholastic A classification, a very distinguished recognition.
At this year's Georgia State Thespian Conference, Dalton High School theater teacher, Wes Phinney, was surprised with induction into the Georgia Thespian Hall of Fame.
Martha Thomason, teacher of the gifted program at Westwood School, recently received the 2020 Georgia Gifted Program Teacher of the Year Award from the Georgia Association for Gifted Children (GAGC). This award is given annually to a gifted teacher who demonstrate exceptional teaching, dedication and positive parent relationships in their school, community and the state of Georgia.
Award-winning children's book illustrator R. Gregory Christie recently visited Brookwood School. Christie spoke to students from kindergarten through third grade about the collaboration between illustrators, authors and editors in the book-making process.
In 18 months, Dalton Public Schools will open its first new school building in 15 years. At the same time, students from grades six through 12 will experience the grade reconfiguration of all of our secondary schools.
Brookwood School recently received a prestigious award from the governor's office of student achievement as part of their Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) awards.
Increasing Graduation Rate
Dalton Public Schools has a graduation rate of 81.6%, a 3% increase from 2018.
Every student in 3rd 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 speak 42 different languages and come from 22 different countries.
Elementary students can participate in German and Spanish dual-language classrooms.
The vision of Dalton Public Schools is: World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, career and civic life.