World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, careers and civic life.
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.
Cole Bennett, a teacher at Dalton High School, recently launched a brand-new swimming class for students.
Callie Pendley, now a sixth grade student at Dalton Middle School, was awarded a first-place finish for her age group in the International Torrance Legacy Creativity Award. Her invention that won the award was a Neon Book Light.
Dalton High School saw an increase in the four-year graduation rate for the second year and far exceeding the state average of 83.8 percent. Dalton High School's Class of 2020 graduation rate is 95.01 percent for 2020, up from 94.03 percent in 2019.
With the many changes occurring this school year, students and staff were excited for some return to normalcy with the launch of the second year of Kid City at the beginning of October.
On October 21, City Park School celebrated Unity Day as the school supported this movement to promote unity and togetherness. Unity Day is a day that is celebrated as the culmination of National Bullying Prevention Month during the month of October.
This past Saturday, a group of City Park staff members teamed up to provide their Outdoor Learning Center with some much needed TLC.
Sylvia Smith was announced as the district's Classified Staff of the Year award winner.
Hensley was named Dalton Public Schools' Teacher of the Year at halftime of the Dalton High School football game on October 16 at Harmon Field. Jamison Thomason, teacher at City Park, was announced as the runner-up.
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.