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Welcome Dr. Robert Shaw - Associate Superintendent of Student Services and Activities

Dalton Public Schools proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Robert Shaw as the new Associate Superintendent of Student Services and Activities. Dr. Shaw brings over two decades of extensive experience in education, marked by his commitment to fostering a culture of respect, trust, and open communication.

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Dalton Public Schools New Assistant Principals

Dalton Public Schools proudly announces the promotion of three exemplary educators to the role of Assistant Principal within its school system. At the Board of Education meeting held on Monday, May 13th, these individuals were unanimously approved for their new leadership positions, reflecting their dedication, expertise, and commitment to academic excellence.

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Board Updates

The recent Board of Education meeting held on May 13, 2024, marked a significant step forward for Dalton Public Schools as Chief Financial Officer Theresa Perry hosted the inaugural public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 budget. Held at the City Park Elementary auditorium alongside the board’s monthly meeting, this session provided a platform for community engagement and input regarding budgetary decisions.

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Dalton High School is making adjustments to its upcoming events, the Spring Football Game and the Jahmyr Gibbs Meet and Greet in response to projected inclement weather. Despite these changes, the school remains committed to providing an exciting and memorable experience for all attendees.

The Spring Football Game has been rescheduled to Thursday night, May 16th, with kickoff set for 7:00 PM at Harmon Field. Attendees are reminded that there will be a $5 entry fee for admission to the game.

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Board Updates

The Dalton Public Schools Board of Education will convene for its next meeting on Monday, May 13th, 2024. The meeting will be held at the City Park Auditorium, commencing with the Board of Education Work Session at 5:00 PM followed by the Regular Board of Education Meeting at 6:30 PM. 

dalton public schools will be open may 9 2024

As we begin our day, we want to reassure you that Dalton Public Schools will be operating as normal today.

In collaboration with the National Weather Service and local law enforcement, we have been diligently monitoring weather conditions throughout the night and early morning. We understand the importance of safety for our students, staff, and families, which is why we have taken every precaution to ensure a smooth and secure day ahead.

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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
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Alum, DHS Class of 2014

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

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Cedric Haynes
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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


"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.


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



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


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