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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Dalton City Schools is an above average, public school district located in Dalton, GA. It has 8,148 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.

Dalton City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1070
295 responses
Average ACT
25
97 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,148
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,561
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$73,712,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,190/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,408
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$676
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,200
National
$184,700

Dalton City Schools Reviews

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One word, BURNOUT. New administration, literacy coaches, and fairly new superintendent. This combination has contributed to an overall burnout environment. Everyone is utterly exhausted!
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There are many reasons for enjoying going to Dalton City Schools. There is a large measure of diversity which ranges between race, religion, and beliefs, so there is no need to feel left out. The teachers are engaged in helping students learn and they are always willing to help if students struggle. There are different types of teachers that have various attitudes and point- of- views. This allows students to feel comfortable with any adult in the building. Attending a college or university is a goal every student has in their life. Students in Dalton City Schools are trying their best to get a post-high school education whether through the military or college. The teachers help students decide what they want to do such as what college they want to attend and what major which supports the reputation of how engaging the school is in student's lives.
I graduated from Dalton High school in 2015. I attended a school from this district since first grade. I have enjoyed my time there, I feel like this district really helps students prepare for college. They offer dual enrollment and ap classes which gives students a leg up in college. The only thing i wish they could change is the quality of the food. Young brains need a lot of nutrients to retain all the information that is thrown at them. Sadly, the food this district offers is very poor. All junkie and fatty food, wish they served more vegetables and had a bigger variety of food. Overall, it is a really good district. I feel anyone who attended here would be prepared for college by the time they graduated.