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Photo: Hat Toss DHS Graduation 2023
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Grace Ridley Lady Catamounts Basketball
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DHS 2023 5A State Champions
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World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, careers and civic life.



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State Competitors

14 Teams made it into the State Playoffs for the 2022-23 seasons in the new  5A classification.

Way to go Catamounts!






for 2023

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.

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72% of DPS staff members have advanced degrees.

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Our students speak 18 native languages and come from 43 different countries.

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There are almost 1400 students enrolled at Dalton High School with grades 10-12 and more than 100 dedicated teachers and staff members.






The Fine Arts Academy recognized 34 students that completed the rigorous qualifications for the Fine Arts Diploma Seal. The Fine Arts Academy began in the 2019-202 school year featuring students from the music, art, theater, and film programs.





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