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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
    B
Dalton High School is an above average, public school located in Dalton, GA. It has 1,995 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.
Address
1500 Manley St
Dalton, GA 30720
Telephone
(706) 278-8757

Dalton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1080
242 responses
Average ACT
25
72 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,408
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$676
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Homecoming week
    21%
  • Friday night football
    19%
  • Soccer games!!!!
    14%
  • Pep rallys
    9%
  • Soccer games, Homecoming, football, rep rallys
    9%
  • Sports teams' game-day outfits
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,995
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,643
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,854/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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I've had a great experience at Dalton High School! So much fun and so many good memories. I've been able to participate in a dual enrollment program with my local college, Dalton State, through the high school. This program has provided me with college experience and credit before even finishing high school. This way, I can graduate with a bachelor's degree in just a little over 2 years rather than 4, and I have a major advantage compared to other students that have only taken high school classes. I have also taken several AP classes at the high school, and they have definitely prepared me well for my college experiences.
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Dalton high school overall was great, although it did lacked on information in clubs, types of classes offered, and other extracurricular activities. Dalton high has many friendly teachers who will help as much as they can and if their bond with you strengthens you may even call them family. As a senior of dalton high, I can assure you that dalton high can has grown over the years: such as the improvements in security, the new remodeled look of the school, the new college transition coach/councilor, and etc. The school had helped me and many others to open up and enjoy the small things in life: trying new hobbies, making new friends, and many more. Overall Dalton high was surely a experience of a life time and hopefully many can say the same.
Some teachers are really nice and understanding but when it comes to AP (advanced) and higher level classes, the teachers get mean and set very high standards for students. I suggest to not get AP or other higher level classes in 9th grade because you'll get stressed about assignments, deadlines, etc. The school is VERY big and might get bigger; there are over 1,000 students in this school but thats because there are more choices for classes like art, technology, sports, etc. Other than that, id say the school is moderate.