About Us

Dalton High School is rooted in tradition, but is always looking to provide new opportunities for our students. Through rigorous academics, competitive athletics, outstanding fine arts, and comprehensive career and technical education programs, DHS strives to help students develop their talents and prepare for their future in post-secondary education or the work force.


Dalton High Mission Statement:

Our mission is to ensure that all Dalton High School graduates have acquired a mastery of academic skills, the ability to synthesize complex ideas, the creativity to approach problems in a unique and engaging fashion, and the integrity of character needed to become a contributing citizen of a global society.



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By the Numbers

2019 CCRPI: 80.3%

2021 Graduation Rate: 94.8%

2019 Climate Rating - Four Star (89.3)

2020 SAT: 982 average

2020 ACT: 19.7 average

College Enrollment: 59%

College Persistence Rate: 92 %

72 AP Scholars (including Class of 2021, 2020, and 2019)


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2023 AP Access & Support School

2023 AP STEM School



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Dalton High School currently serves approximately 2000 full and part-time students. Students complete rigorous course requirements that meet or exceed state requirements for graduation. DHS has a full slate of challenging academic coursework including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate. All students are given the opportunity to succeed and the resources to meet all of their academic needs, including individual laptop computers.