Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, careers and civic life.


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Virginia Luna
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"Dalton High School gave me that opportunity to give back to my community all the things that I once received as a newcomer."

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Ellis Stephens
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"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
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"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
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"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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