Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

Out-of-District/Out-of-Zone

Out-of-Zone/Out-of-District Application 2021-22

ALERT! The time and date for submitting new applications for Out-of-Zone, Out-of-District, or Out-of-State status will begin on Friday, March 26 at 7:30 A.M. Applications will be made available and can be submitted through the Dalton Public Schools website. A link will be available at a later date. Applicants may also come to the Enrollment Center at 101 N. Thornton Avenue to complete the application online. For questions, please call 706-876-4000.
Click the link below to access the online application. Please note, the application will not open until 7:30 a.m. on Friday, March 26.
Click here to access the application


DMS students performing a dissection


Tuition Information

Students who live in the city may apply to attend another school other than the one for which they are zoned.

Students living outside Dalton’s city limits are accepted on a space-available basis. Tuition for these students is:

$160 per month for first child ($1,600/year)
$130 per month for second child ($1,300/year)
Families with 3 or more children would pay a total of $300 per month ($3,000/year)

$500 per month for each child ($5,000/year) for students who live outside the state of Georgia.

Tuition must be paid in advance by the 15th day of each school month, August through May. Tuition is payable to the DPS Central Office, Attn: Tuition, 300 W Waugh Street, Dalton, GA 30720. Dalton Public Schools can now accept tuition payments using a credit card, debit card or your checking account. You can access the secure online payment portal through www.schoolpay.com. A transaction and convenience fee will apply. Families who live outside the city limits but own property within the city may be exempt from all or part of the required tuition. Contact the Dalton Public Schools Finance Office at 706-876-4006 for more information.

For info about the OOZ/OOD/OOS application process and selection, call the district office at 706-876-4000. On July 1, the district publishes “open” grades by school on this website.