About Whitfield County Schools
School board vice chairman Bill Worley congratulates Cohutta Elementary students after they earned 2nd place in the 2015 NASP World Tournament for archery.
School board vice chairman Bill Worley congratulates Cohutta Elementary students after they earned 2nd place in the 2015 NASP World Tournament for archery.


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We know every student is different. They live in different parts of the county. Some have brothers and sisters and others don’t. Academic and financial support varies from one home to the next. The staff members of Whitfield County Schools want to learn from students, parents, and stakeholders in the community. We strive to respond to their needs and provide a safe and supportive environment to challenge students with meaningful work.

Our team of educators work together across grade levels, content areas, and among all of our 24 schools. We believe all of our employees are leaders and encourage them to learn from each other. This open dialogue helps each teacher design a portfolio of customized work that helps them teach students how they learn best.

Times have changed. So has school.

WEF LogoThe variety and intensity of instruction may surprise guests in our schools. Memories of quiet instruction in neat rows of desks may be wildly different from what they find in Whitfield County Schools. Students spend part of their time working alone, but often work together in small groups or as a class. Lecture hasn’t disappeared from our classrooms, it happens all the time, but we think it’s OK for teaching and learning to be loud and messy, too.

We want students to have a say in their education and building relationships is the best way for us to design work that interests them. Providing opportunities for students to customize their learning with a variety of interesting choices encourages them to volunteer their time and attention.

Customizing. Communicating. Collaborating. Critical thinking and problem solving. Our teachers work to instill these qualities in their students as they move from elementary to middle to high school graduation. When possible, lessons blend a variety of content areas and require different skills to help students see how their school work is relevant in their daily lives.

Then and now

When the Whitfield County School System was established in 1872, its primary purpose was to educate children when they were not needed on the family farm. A lot has changed since then! We are now the 26th-largest of Georgia’s 180 public school districts. More than 13,000 students attend 24 schools that include:

  • 13 elementary schools
  • 5 middle schools
  • 3 comprehensive high schools
  • 1 charter high school career academy
  • 1 special-purpose high school

We believe the best way to learn about our schools is to see them in action. We encourage you to visit any of our schools for a firsthand experience of the teaching and learning happening in Whitfield County Schools.

WCS Website Usage Guidelines

We encourage everyone to be a part of the community conversation on the websites and social media pages associated with Whitfield County Schools that represent the many facets of our school district.

Our family of websites provide a network to share our students' work with the community and to engage in an ongoing conversation focused on their education. Those who choose to participate should remember to be thoughtful about their comments and show respect to fellow guests online.

We value your opinion and want to learn from the conversation whether we agree or disagree; however, we will not tolerate profanity or personal attacks. Inappropriate and off-topic content will be removed and may be reported.

Students will be held accountable for their comments and held to the same standards expected in our schools and outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Slanderous or defamatory statements may lead to civil litigation and liability.



About Our Community

Whitfield County is home to four cities served in whole or in part by Whitfield County Schools. The four cities are:

Dalton Public Schools serves students of families who live inside the Dalton city limits.

If you’re looking for something to do? Visit the Whitfield County website for a comprehensive list of Outdoor Recreational Resources including parks, walking, hiking, and biking trails, as well as athletic facilities for swimming, tennis golf, and other activities for all ages.

Learn more about local businesses and economic development in Dalton and Whitfield County at the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. You may also find something new in downtown Dalton while visiting the Downtown Dalton Development Authority.

Local media coverage comes from the Dalton Daily Citizen, the North Georgia Radio Group, and WDNN Channel 10. Additional coverage comes from the Chattanooga media market includes:

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