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Dalton Middle School

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Posted August 12, 2009

I have had 3 children go through Dalton Middle School and each received an excellent education. They were not athletes, but did still participate in some sports. I don't recall any student ever being denied the opportunity to play sports because of money. Teams often have limited space and rosters can only be so big. Students may be cut for lack of skill, but never lack of money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

I would like it where if you don't have much money you can still. play any sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

Dalton Middle School has provided an excellent education for my children. The teachers are caring and do all they can to help children succeed. The principal is professional, approachable and has the students' best interest at heart. Sports are a big emphasis at DMS, but music, art and drama are also encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

dalton middle school has been exciding the expectations of the community.The Students are pushing them selfs & not taking less then 110% of their best
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2007

The Best school my child has ever been too was Dalton Middle School. It had great teachers and the sports programs are fantastic. I recommend this school to anyone that wants to have fun and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

Dalton Middle School is a very good school. I believe that people need to keep in mind that there is a very diverse student base at the middle school when they are looking at test scores. The teachers are excellent. This school is run like a well oiled machine. The office staff works hard to make the parents feel welcomed and informed. DMS has been my children's favorite school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

This school has proven to an excellent school for my children. I am comfortable when I come to the school and I feel comfortable my children attending this school. They are getting a top notch education. Fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Dalton Middle is like most schools in our area. They are struggling with balancing the influx of the hispanic population and teaching them and the American students. Test scores will be lower in a school with 50% to 60% foreign population than a school with 10 to 20% foreign. For example English and Lanquage Arts will certainly be lower due to the slower pace of teaching of the foreigners. So test scores don't always show the truth you have to go behind the scenes. All in all Dalton Middle is a fine school with well trained educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

The Building is nice, but the school overall is struggling with debt. The challenge program has many good teachers with the exception of maybe one. The attitude of the school could definately be improved. I would not send my child there if given the choice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2005

I do not reccomend sending your child to this school. It has way to many students, with many disapline problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

I think that Dalton Middle School is the best school ever. I went to Dalton Middle School the first Year it opened. I was there when we were first at Fort Hill. I was the frist class of Dalton Middle School. I was on Team D. My homeroom teacher was Mrs.Laird. After I completed six grade I moved to Los Angeles. I just wanted to say hi to all my old teachers. I'll the good memories that I had in Dalton were in Dalton Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

550 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

559 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

533 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

555 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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68%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

550 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

492 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 66% 12%
White 24% 44%
Black 5% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Brian Keith Suits
Fax number
  • (706) 428-7850

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1250 Cross Plains Trl
Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 428-7800

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