Students enrolled 1428
School leader Debbie Freeman
Transportation options Yes
District Dalton City School District

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1500 Manly St
Dalton, GA 30720

(706) 278-8757
(706) 226-2430
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4 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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December 14, 2013
It's a pretty great school. They do spend a little too much effort and money on football though. It'd be nice if they'd distribute the wealth just a bit. There are certain clubs/teams that survive solely off of fundraising. Also, the new principal is not a people person. He wavers when it comes to the rules, especially the dress code. However, if you can get past the cat scratch fever and the wishy washy principal, it's a fabulous school with great academics, electives, and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2011
dalton high school is a great school. I have been their i i love that school everyone is friendly and is currently the best high school in dalton.!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 06, 2010
I love thiis school my son goes here and he loves it also i gradurated here in 74

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
It has a variety of nationalitys and has alot of lessons to learn from different culture. :)

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2009
I attended and enjoyed how the school promotes learning for one's future, especially through the Project Lead The Way and Youth Apprenticeship Program. However, the mathematics in both the school and the system are way below par, and I continue to struggle in my higher education and career because of a lack of proficiency in basic math skills that were often ignored at the school.

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 28, 2008
I went to DHS and I loved it. Most of the teachers are there because they love teaching. The only problem I saw there was the overcrowding. They had to put some mobile homes outside the shcool because the students didnt fit in the classrooms. Also, they need to use some of the money that goes to the football team and give it to the soccer team. DHS has a great soccer team but most of the attention goes to the football team.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2008
Dalton High is providing an excellent education for my child. The classes are challenging and the teachers encourage her to excell. There are also a variety of electives to meet the varied interests of the student body. The principal is very responsive to parents and provides wonderful leadership for the students and the teachers. I will be proud to say my child is a graduate of Dalton High.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2007
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October 26, 2007
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October 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 14, 2007
I am a graduate of Dalton High School and feel that it was beyond excellent. The teachers were amazing!! I can not say enough good things. I took many AP classes and each teacher took the time to make sure that each student understood each concept before moving on. They are personable and besides being teachers they really make an effort to be friends inside and outside of the class room. I never realize until I got to college just how prepared I was. Seeing many of my friends struggle in the area of English really made me glad that I had such a good foundation in it. Besides the class work, I also feel that DHS provided me with an opportunity to grow in my social life. I was able to be sorrounded by great diversity and learned tolerance of others very quickly.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 02, 2007
I am a student of Dalton High school right now. I would have to say that I love Dalton High School more than any other school I have gone too because I have gone to many schools. The teachers really care about us and there are free tutoring programs during school and after school. The after school one is also going to start taking kids on field trips to get hand on learning. Our athletic programs are great! Everyone can join a sport. They are renovating the schools to make them better. The guidance counselors really care about us teens because if there is a problem they call you up and even offer to change some of your classes. There are manny techical prep classes available for your child. Like Child Development, Automptives, and Fashion Marketing. In Child Development you work with toddlers and Automotives you work with cars.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2007
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March 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
Yes, Dalton High is a great school , but like many others it can be a let down. If you aren't on the football field or parading around in a cheerleader skirt you are nothing. It is amazing on how much support is received in athletics. The school is very large and you would have to do a lot to stand out. As far as academics, the school is great. Parents, in order foe you child to get recognition be ready to make large donations to the football team. ha just joking

- submitted by a former student
October 25, 2006
I also graduated from Dalton High and think it is an excellent school. The teachers are very committed and will do whatever it takes to serve every students individual needs. The coaches are great people and are devoted to teach their athletes to excel on the field, in the classroom, and as citizens in the community. They are also willing to help, support, and encourage any student in any way possible. When entering college I became aware of the fact that my school had me well prepared, and my assignments were often easy. All athletic teams are at the top of their class.In my opinion Dalton High is a great school.

- submitted by a former student
October 09, 2006
I am a former graduate and have one son graduate. And three still enrolled. I have seen teachers and staff go beyond their responsibilties, to ensure my children received the academics goals they need to succeed after graduation. And three of my children play and have played football. The coach also is very involved in helping my child stay academically on task. He has been great at encouraging my child ,he even go him a tutor! Go Big Red!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2006
My children have recently returned to the Dalton Public School System this school year. It is only one week into the new school year & I have to say we are already very excited. The school system has really upgraded in the last three years and my children both seem very pleased with their teachers, their classes, and the staff at both Dalton High & Dalton Middle. Everyone has been such a pleasure to work with and are accomodating the children really well. Thank you to all in involved. I would love to see Dalton High be the school it was when I attended 20+ years ago, and it seems to be well on its way. Go Catamounts!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
April 24, 2006
We chose Dalton Public Schools because we wanted the best for our child - unfortunately, they have let us down, but more importantly, they've let our child down. However, I do feel that Dalton is still the best public school in this area to attend, but someone should seriously consider why the negative comments and try to make a difference before it's too late for other children to get the personal consideration and guidance they need.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
Hi, I am a former student of Dalton Public Schools and I graduated from Dalton High in 2004. In the past few years Dalton Public Schools as a whole has been renovating its buildings and programs in order to make the system as up to date as possible. In regards to Dalton High, more then just College Prep and Dual Seal certificates are allowed. It also offers the International Baccalaurrette and AP Programs, both of which I was a part of. The teachers in the programs are very informed and are very driven to get the students prepared for the tests. Dalton High also offers many extraccurricular activites such as many sports programs, drama, art, muscical, technical, military, and more programs. Dalton does have a high drop out rate but not due to lack of ability but students desire and need to enter the work force. Dalton High is a great.

- submitted by a former student
January 27, 2006
I had been a student in dalton public schools for my whole school career until the begining of this year. When i got to dalton high, we were only allowed to get college prep, or a duel seal. Tech prep alone was not allowed. Dalton high needs to realize that college is not for everyone. The nation should realize that. Also, dalton's schedule,the 7 period day, did not allow students to make up failed classes and take the next level in the requiered feilds. Dalton high's attempt to become an elite shcool is becoming its downfall. The drop out rate for dalton high school is phenominal. Dalton should stop trying to seperate social classes of students...The rich...Known as 'preps', and the poor kids...The carpet mill workers. Dalton holds us back while putting preps on a pedastal. Dalton is horrible.

- submitted by a former student
January 24, 2006
The school climate is excellent. There is a positive feeling among most of the students and faculty. The principal treats the staff as professionals and has put the school back on track. The graduation rate would be higher if there was more communication with the hispanic community. This could be done by hiring at least one administrator who speaks spanish and a parent coordinator for the hispanic community, considering over 60% of the school is of hispanic origin. This will continue to be more and more of a challenge and the school could/should be proactive in meeting the challenge.

- submitted by a teacher
December 29, 2005
I think dalton high is a good school, but there are some issues.There are also some students that hold the class behind, which takes messes with their leaning enviroment. I am also concerned because of some overcrowding of the school. And the school should not give to much the football program , and give more to the other extracurricular activities beside football.

- submitted by a student
July 28, 2005
The acadimics at Dalton High School is without question unparralleled as far as the AP and IB programs are concerned. As far as CP and other technical tracks I have no idea. The shortcomings of the school are more apparent in the extra-curriculars department. Althogh the football program is on an undeniable decline,it continues to be the focal points of the efforts and spending,while the swimming,soccer,golf and tennis teams,have participated in and done exceedingly well in state playoffs. All of these sports have struggled to get money to support there trips to finals, as swimming had to provide there on transportation and other neccessities. Couple this with the fact that they want you to devote all of the offseason,no matter what other sports you play,they think football comes first.

- submitted by a former student
no rating June 10, 2005
I'm very disappointed inthe Dalton Public School system as a whole. As a former student, it is obvious from the other reviews that people base the school off of sports programs. Hello, isn't school for academics & sports secondary? They need to take a good look at that. That's why most people are leaving, along with the fact they've become extremely overcrowded.

- submitted by a former student
no rating February 08, 2005
The AD is our head football coach, so our view of football is warped. It isn't that our team is bad; it's that no matter what day it is, there will be at least 30 people talking about our football program even though the soccer team has gone to the state championships two years in a row. There are some very good teachers, but their greatness is overshadowed by the others who drag them down.

- submitted by a former student
January 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2004
Great school. Great support in any area where a student wants to go academically. Great AD and athletic programs.

- submitted by a former student
September 06, 2004
Dalton High School has many wonderful traditions and these traditions along with the variety in student ethnicity gives Dalton High a wonderful learning environment.

- submitted by a former student
August 09, 2003
I think the football program did an excellent job teaching and encouraging students at the reccent football camp in BellBuckle.Parent participation was great.

- submitted by a parent
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Dalton High School
1500 Manly St, Dalton, GA  30720
(706) 278-8757
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