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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. Dual enrollment with Dalton State and Georgia Northwestern Technical College is also offered to students of Dalton Public Schools.

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.  Dual enrollment with Dalton State and Georgia Northwestern Technical College is also offered to all students of Whitfield County Schools. 

One offering of Whitfield County Schools is the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy (NWGCCA), which opened in 2005 as a non-traditional, charter high school that provides project-based learning to technically minded students.  The school is located adjacent to the GNTC campus and provides students with an excellent opportunity for dual enrollment.  GNTC has over 1600 students enrolled in the dual enrollment program.  Working hand in hand with local industry, the school created the Advanced Manufacturing and Business Academy (AMBA), a four-year high school curriculum that prepares students for a career in all facets of a manufacturing business environment.  Follow the link to learn more about the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy.


Accredited Private Schools

Christian Heritage School (K-12)

  • K-8 School, 9-12 High School
  • 60 Teachers (2016-2017)
  • 421 Students (2016-2017)

Christian Heritage is accredited by 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."

Dogwood Christian Academy (K-12)

Dogwood Christian Academy is accredited by GACS. 


Colleges and Universities 

Dalton State College (DSC) is a pipeline for regionally based talent that wants to live and work in this area.  These students are being educated in skills that matter to our local companies and can provide you with the workers that you need.  Chemical technology and Logistics & Supply Chain Management are two examples of the school adding curriculum that fills local industry needs.  The Wright Business School has just broken ground on a brand new complex and the school continues to strive for excellence in all areas.  The school also boasts great health care and education programs and is ready to provide you with a talent pool to be successful.    


Community and Technical Colleges

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has 7 campuses that serve a 15 county region.  The Dalton campus is specifically oriented towards advanced manufacturing.  As a testament to that, the school eliminated their cosmetology program to provide more room and resources to teach skills in mechatronics, welding, chemical technology, industrial systems, hydraulics and more.  GNTC has just broken ground on an 85,000 sq. ft. addition to their campus to hold more lab space and classrooms.  

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
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. Georgia Quick Start is nationally recognized as the nation's best training assistance.  Don't take our word for it, see what companies just like you have to say about the Quick Start program.  To learn more about the program, please go to: . For testimonials, go to: .


Other Links

Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Department of Labor

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