World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, careers and civic life.
Scott Thompson, director of athletic performance at Dalton High School, knows all about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making an athlete great. Thompson was recently honored as the 2021 Georgia State High School Strength Coach of the Year by the National High School Strength Coach Association (NHSSCA).
On a chilly Thursday evening, students, parents and staff gathered at Roan School for a heart-warming event that brought joy to many.
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.
The Dalton Board of Education has been awarded the status of 2020 Exemplary School Board from the Georgia School Board's Association. This is the first year the board has received recognition and it is the highest award given to school boards by the association.
This year, three students from City Park School Isaac Ceballos, Jose Perez and Ronaldo Mendoza took home the People's Choice Award for their mobile garbage collector invention as part of the Bright Spark Invention Challenge hosted by Bridge Innovate.
This year, City Park School was awarded a $500 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) grant on behalf of the North Georgia Electric Membership Foundation Board of Trustees. The staff used the grant money to purchase a drone to take photographs of the school and introduce students to an innovative form of instruction.
When Dalton Public Schools reopened in August 2020, the district's technology department knew it would be more important than ever to provide technological support to teachers.
Students at Blue Ridge School recently came up with the idea to run a noodle drive to help people in-need in our community during the holiday season.
Whitfield County, which includes Dalton Public Schools and Whitfield County Schools, were one of 19 communities across the country to be awarded a Pacesetter in Grade-Level- Proficiency and a Bright Spot in Parent Success for the Get Georgia Reading Campaign community work in 2019.
Increasing Graduation Rate
Dalton Public Schools has a graduation rate of 81.6%, a 3% increase from 2018.
Every student in PreK 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.