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.
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.
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.
The Sharing is Caring Christmas Club is a community project for children living in Whitfield County/Dalton City designed to provide Christmas for needy children who due to financial reasons, would not otherwise get any gifts.
Courtney Taylor, a teacher at Blue Ridge School, recently donated her car to a deserving student at Morris Innovative High School.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a third extension of the free summer meal program through December 31, 2020. This extension allows all students ages 18 and under to eat free breakfast and lunch at schools.
Dalton Public Schools will transition out of the two-day hybrid model on September 21, 2020. Students in elementary school will begin attending five days per week, while students in middle and high school will attend four days per week with Wednesday continuing as a day for cleaning and virtual learning.
Many parents may be wondering how to ensure that their children will thrive academically, socially and emotionally regardless if they chose to attend in-person or virtual learning.
Increasing Graduation Rate
Dalton Public Schools has a graduation rate of 81.6%, a 3% increase from 2018.
Every student in 3rd 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 40 different languages at 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.