Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

Dalton Junior High School

In 2021, the current Dalton Middle School building will be repurposed and renamed to Dalton Junior High School, and will be for students in eighth and ninth grade. Keep reading to learn more about Dalton Junior High School!

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Principal Missie McKinney

McKinney is a long-time Dalton Public Schools employee currently serving as an assistant principal at Dalton High School. McKinney has 28 years of educational experience and has worked with Dalton Public Schools for 19 years. Previously, she served as an assistant principal at Dalton Middle School for 13 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Social Studies from Tennessee Technological University, in Cookeville, Tennessee. She holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. McKinney was a National Association of Secondary School Principals/Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the year Finalist in October 2017.


Matt Phillips
Assistant Principal

Orgena Alexander
Assistant Principal

Sheila McKeehan

Damaris Natola


Address: 1250 Cross Plains Trail, Dalton, GA 30720

Anticipated Opening Date: August 2021

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