World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, careers and civic life.
Video message from Superintendent Tim Scott.
The Dalton Public School System offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency or disability in grades 9-12.
The Dalton Board of Education has tentatively approved to continue with an operating millage rate of 8.20 mills. This would be the seventh consecutive year with the same operating millage rate.
A letter from the DPS Board of Education with updates about returning to school.
Ellis Stephens, a student at Dalton Middle School, recently created a podcast for the 2020 National Public Radio (NPR) Student Podcasting Challenge. Out of more than 2,000 podcast submissions, Stephens's podcast placed in the top ten of all finalists.
Annette Buckner, biology teacher at Dalton High School, was recently awarded the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for the state Georgia.
The Dalton Board of Education will hold the second of two public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget on Monday, June 29 at 5:00 pm in the council chambers of City Hall.
Virginia Luna, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher at Dalton High School, was recognized at the state level as an Exemplary ESOL teacher for the second year in a row. This recognition is given to teachers who have been nominated by their school district.
As Dalton Public Schools wrapped up the 2019-2020 school year, two principals celebrated their retirements. Cindy Parrott, principal of Roan School, and Steve Bartoo, principal of Dalton High School, retired this year after a combined 57 years working for DPS.
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.