The idea to fix up the gardens and greenhouse at Westwood Elementary was the perfect combination of filling a need in the community and allowing him to thank a place close to his heart.
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DPS high school students learned life skills and practiced networking at the fifth annual Youth Leadership Summit, hosted by Congressman Tom Graves.
Third, fourth and fifth grade students participated in a non-traditional school day- attending out of the box classes, helping with a service project and traveling to Dalton High School to learn about different sports.
The CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) scorecards, released by the Georgia Department of Education, have been redesigned to reflect the progress and growth students are making in their learning.
This is the third year in a row that average ACT scores have increased for Dalton High.
A group of German exchange students recently spent a few weeks at Dalton High School through a 22-year partnership with Gerhart Hauptmann Gymnasium.
Dalton High School students who took the ACT college readiness exam in 2018 had an average composite score of 21.8, up from 20.8 in 2017. This is the third year in a row that average scores have increased for the school. Dalton High School also outscored the state average of 21.4 and the national average of 20.8.
The district composite average score was 21.3, with only 6 students taking the exam at Morris Innovative High School. Schools with less than 15 students who take the exam do not receive an average score.
"I commend Principal Bartoo and the Dalton High staff for their work to prepare students for college readiness exams, such as the ACT," said Superintendent Tim Scott. "Our goal is to offer a rigorous, engaging curriculum that will prepare students for post-secondary education, whether that be a university or technical school. We want to give our students options for their future success and preparing them to continue to learn after they graduate is important for all students."
Scott noted that only 93 students took the ACT test in 2018, down from 153 in 2017. Students may choose to take the ACT or the SAT, tests that each gauge a student's readiness for college classes.