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Jim Arnold Presentation

Former Dalton High School football standout and NFL veteran, Jim Arnold, returned to his alma mater on Wednesday, January 31st, to present a special gift to the Dalton High School athletic department. The ceremony, held at Dalton High School, brought together alumni, local business leaders, and former coaches to celebrate the legacy of this esteemed Catamount.

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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
Gabrielle Nelloms head shot

Alum, DHS Class of 2014

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

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Cedric Haynes
Cedric doing weather forecast at City Park

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

Teacher

"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.

1:1

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%

72% of DPS staff members have advanced degrees.

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43

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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7700

There are 7,750 students in Dalton Public Schools and more than 1,000 dedicated teachers and staff members.

 

RECONFIGURATION

Dalton Public Schools reconfigured its secondary grade levels to best serve all students. 

 

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