Dalton school information

Average Test Scores27%35%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools322,16479,221
Total private schools551524,874
Total post-secondary schools21927,963
The Dalton, GA educational system consists of 32 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Dalton public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 24% lower than than the Georgia average and 46% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dalton public schools is 18:1, compared to 16:1 in Georgia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 62.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 59.3% have completed high school, 17.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Dalton are 46% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 32 public schools in Dalton.
  • 62.4% of people in Dalton have completed 8th grade.
  • 59.3% of people in Dalton have completed high school.
  • 17.7% of people in Dalton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Dalton

Completed 8th grade62.4%82.3%84.3%
Completed high school59.3%81.0%83.0%
Completed some college42.0%57.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.4%36.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.7%29.4%30.3%
Completed masters5.7%11.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%3.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Dalton (high school & post-secondary)

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Varnell, GA1,81640%19%
Dalton, GA33,65327%46%

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Dalton, GA33,65327%46%
Source: The Dalton, GA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.