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Dalton Middle School Signs Fifth Class of Georgia REACH Scholars

With their families by their sides, five eighth grade students from Dalton Middle School signed the paperwork committing to the Georgia REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Scholars program in a ceremony on Wednesday, December 9. Jennifer Diaz-Gonzalez, Angel Escobar-Raymundo, Kendrix London, Aracely Calderon and Tasia del Rosario make up the fifth class of Dalton's REACH Georgia Scholars.

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Virginia Luna
Virginia Luna with state superintendent


"I love teaching English Language Learners. I came to this country in 2001, I was 9 years old, about to turn 10, and I started 6th grade. I did not know a single word in English. I try to teach my students the same way I was taught, by building on what they know. For me it is a little bit easier, since we share a lot of the same backgrounds, so my students and I can relate to one another."

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Ellis Stephens
Ellis Stephens holding award


"So just recording yourself, it was a confidence boost for me, and it really helped me. And I'm sure that if we keep going with podcasting, it will really help people."

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Annette Buckner
Group Photo of DHS Science teachers


"I've had some really great examples and to look up to, especially my teachers I teach with at Dalton High School. I just feel like I feel like since I've come to Dalton, my teaching has changed to be more inquiry-based and I feel like that sets me apart."

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Leydi Ballesteros
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"Keep going and build connections. If you help someone, there is a door open for you."

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Yanira Alfonso
Yanira standing outside her classroom


"In my career the one thing I have learned is that nobody stands alone." 

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Did You Know?

Increasing Graduation Rate

Dalton Public Schools has a graduation rate of 81.6%, a 3% increase from 2018.

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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 speak 42 different languages and come from 22 different countries.

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Dual-Language Immersion

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

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There are 7,900 students in Dalton Public Schools and more than 1,000 dedicated teachers and staff members.


The vision of Dalton Public Schools is: World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, career and civic life.

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