Dalton High Ranked As A Best High School By U.S. News For 4th Time

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U. S. News and World Report has honored Dalton High School for the fourth time as a Best High School. Released Wednesday, the ranking puts Dalton High School as the 16th best high school in Georgia, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report study.

Dalton was the highest ranking high school north of metro Atlanta and the only school locally to make the top 25.

“I’m always proud of the work our students and teachers do on a daily basis, but this recognition holds a special place on our list of accomplishments, because it is an outside organization which takes a snap shot view of many different variable,” said Debbie Freeman, principal of Dalton High.

“Congratulations to our students, staff and district for a job well done.”

The U. S. News and World Report web site states the purpose of the ranking is to help parents wade through the ever-expanding options of public high schools. U. S. News collected data on more than 21,000 public high schools from 49 states (Nebraska didn’t have enough data to be included) and the District of Columbia.

Dalton High ranked as the 888th best high school in the nation according to the report.

“The recognition should be a tremendous source of pride for the Dalton community,” said Dalton Superintendent Jim Hawkins. “An exceptional high school education is critical in today’s economy and is the foundation for a student’s future success. What a testimony to the exceptional work of our teachers and staff to provide students with challenging, meaningful work that raises the level of performance for every student. I couldn’t be more proud of our students who strive for excellence in both their academic and extracurricular pursuits. I believe this recognition validates what we’ve always known—Dalton High is one of the best of the best!”

U. S. News works with the American Institute for Research in Washington, D.C. to evaluate schools on overall student performance n state-mandated assessments, as well as how effectively schools educate their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. Performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams was then used to determine the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.

For more information on Dalton High’s rankings, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/georgia/districts/dalton-city/dalton-high-school-5827

For more information on the rankings of the best Georgia high Schools, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/georgia


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