World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, careers and civic life.
The DHS Boys Swim Team claimed the 6A State Championship title in February of 2020 at the GA Tech Aquatics Center. This is the 4th State Title in the program's history. The team placed 2nd in State in 2021.
95% for 2020
The graduation rate of DHS students who finish in 4 years.
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 and come from 22 different countries.
There are almost 1800 students enrolled at Dalton High School with grades 10-12 and more than 100 dedicated teachers and staff members.
DHS recognized as AP HONOR SCHOOL
Interns in Dalton High School's Transition Academy are energizing their community through their new "Java Cats" program, an in-school coffee shop serving smiles and iced coffee. The Transition Academy launched their Java Cats coffee shop in mid-September in partnership with Dalton High's Food and Nutrition department.
Anna La, a junior International Baccalaureate (IB) student at Dalton High School, is encouraging her classmates to practice student leadership by participating in community service. Most recently, La organized a community clean up initiative, gathering 38 people to pick up roadside trash at Brookwood Park and the surrounding areas.
Every year, Dalton High School successfully prepares students for their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The school is now home to 36 AP Scholars for 2021, including eight AP Scholars with Distinction and six AP Scholars with Honor.
Jason Lin, senior at Dalton High School, has been recognized as this year's winner of the Karen Lightbody Scholarship for his outstanding piano skills. The Karen Lightbody Kirkman Piano Scholarship is administered by the Dalton Education Foundation. It is gifted to one applicant a year and pays for the recipient's continued musical lessons.
Bliss Jones is being celebrated for her dedication to excellence throughout the 2020-2021 school year. As the district COVID coordinator, Jones is recognized for playing an essential role in implementing the COVID response for Dalton Public Schools.
From the time that Jennifer Sumner was a child, she knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up: a teacher. Sumner was named Dalton Public Schools' Teacher of the Year at the district's annual employee convocation on Thursday, August 5.
A new camp took over the media center at Dalton High School this summer. For one week in July, students in pre-k through fifth grade engaged in an esports camp
As a part of the third-grade science curriculum, all students must learn about solar heat. Each year, third grade students make a solar oven using pizza boxes. At the end of last school year, they used their pizza box solar ovens to cook their own smores using the heat of the sun.