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Public Schools

Dalton City Schools (K-12)

  • 9 City Public Schools
  • 581 Teachers (2016-2017)
  • 8,004 Students (2016-2017)

Dalton Public Schools’ mission is to ensure that all students acquire essential academic skills, social-capacity, civic-mindedness, and the integrity of character to become contributing citizens of the world.

Whitfield County Schools (K-12)

  • 24 County Public Schools
  • 1,013 Teachers (2016-2017)
  • 13,186 Students (2016-2017)

Whitfield County Schools’ mission is to increase student learning by providing students and staff with meaningful, challenging, and engaging educational experiences in a safe and supportive environment. One offering of Whitfield County Schools is the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy, which opened in 2005 as a non-traditional, charter high school that provides Project-Based Learning to techincal minded students.


Accredited Private Schools

Dogwood Christian Academy (K-12)

Dogwood Christian Academy is accredited through GACS.


Christian Heritage School (K-12)

Christian Heritage is accredited through ACSI and SACS. The school's mission is "educating children of Christian families by developing within them the character, knowledge and skills necessary to serve Christ effectively in their day."

Learning Tree Elementary School (Pre-K-8)

Learning Tree is accredited through SACS, NCPSA and GAPSAC. The Learning Tree Elementary School family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.

Download our 2017 Education & Workforce document for more detailed information.

Colleges and Universities 

Miles Name Location Enrollment
- Dalton State College Dalton, GA 5,188
25 Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN 2,673
28 University of Phoenix, Chattanooga Campus Chattanooga, TN 327
30 Tennessee Temple University Chattanooga, TN 947
30 University of Tennessee: Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN 10,781
32 Lee University Cleveland, TN 4,377
39 Covenant College Lookout Mountain, GA 1,304
45 Shorter College Rome, GA 1,555
46 Georgia Highlands College Rome, GA 5,235
47 Berry College Mount Berry, GA 2,087
53 Reinhardt University Waleska, GA 1,256
62 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA 23,452
66 Bryan College Dayton, TN 1,244
70 Southern Polytechnic State University Marietta, GA 5,514


Community and Technical Colleges

Miles Name Location Enrollment
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College Dalton, GA 947
23 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Calhoun, GA 661
26 ITT Technical Institute Chattanooga, TN 197
29 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rock Spring, GA 1,996
29 Miller-Motte Technical College Chattanooga, TN 466
34 Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN 10,401
46 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA 6,697
49 Cleveland State Community College Cleveland, TN 3,753
66 ITT Technical Insititute Kennesaw, GA 383
69 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA 13,003


Quickstart Program

Quick Start is an internationally recognized program that provides customized, job-specific training for your business. The program, administered by the Technical College System of Georgia, provides flexible, customized workforce training free-of-charge to qualified businesses in Georgia. Recognized by such publications as Expansion Management and Fortune, Quick Start has offered services ranging from company orientation to advanced manufacturing technology training to productivity enhancement.


Other Links

Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Department of Labor

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