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Dalton High School has been named by State School Superintendent Richard Woods as a 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School in the categories of AP Access and Support and AP STEM.
Dalton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tim Scott is thrilled to announce the launch of a powerful new literacy initiative at Dalton Public Schools, aimed at fostering a culture of reading excellence and empowering every student to unlock their full potential.
Introducing, Dalton Reads!
We are back to featuring our athletics coaches from all of our secondary schools! Keep reading to learn more about Coach Jesús Jacobo Martínez from The Dalton Academy and Dalton Junior High School, and stay tuned for the rest of our highlights!
In honor of Black History Month, Dalton Public Schools is shining a spotlight on dedicated staff and alumni who have made significant contributions to education and beyond. Among them is Rodney Gipson, a passionate music technology and production teacher at Dalton High School.
Angelica Brown, Teacher of the Year at Park Creek School, finds inspiration in making a difference for her students daily. Witnessing the "aha" moment when a challenging concept clicks and a child's eyes light up is what keeps her going.
As Dalton Public Schools celebrates Black History Month, we shine a spotlight on Marlene Webster, a dedicated educator at Blue Ridge School and a 1972 Dalton High School alumna.
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.
Dalton Public Schools proudly announces the upcoming induction of Steve Hamilton, the wrestling coach at Dalton High School, into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa, housed within the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
Former Dalton High School football standout, Jim Arnold, drafted in 1983 as a punter, will be returning to his alma mater on Wednesday, January 31st, to present a special gift to the Dalton High School athletic department.
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.
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 come from 43 different countries and speak 18 native languages.
Elementary students at 5 schools can participate in German and Spanish dual-language classrooms.
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.