Whitfield County School District

1306 S. Thornton Ave.
Dalton, GA 30720
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Whitfield County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public middle schools serving 2,877 students in Whitfield County School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public middle schools in Georgia.
Public Middle Schools in Whitfield County School District have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Georgia public middle school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Georgia public middle school average of 64% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
22 Schools
641 Schools
# Students
12,448 Students
468,002 Students
# Teachers
876 Teachers
31,251 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Whitfield County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 220 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 74% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (GA)
#78 out of 221 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Whitfield County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
37%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whitfield County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
34%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whitfield County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
87%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Whitfield County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.56
0.70
# American Indian Students
48 Students
918 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
71 Students
19,548 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
5,647 Students
79,715 Students
% Hispanic Students
45%
17%
# Black Students
177 Students
177,766 Students
% Black Students
2%
38%
# White Students
6,090 Students
169,093 Students
% White Students
49%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
544 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
408 Students
20,283 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
377
920
# Students in K Grade:
956
4,966
# Students in 1st Grade:
876
5,218
# Students in 2nd Grade:
865
5,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
829
5,645
# Students in 4th Grade:
857
5,951
# Students in 5th Grade:
907
8,668
# Students in 6th Grade:
876
126,398
# Students in 7th Grade:
986
136,904
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,015
140,530
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,015
9,354
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,001
7,213
# Students in 11th Grade:
949
6,032
# Students in 12th Grade:
939
4,944
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,346 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,328. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,663 is higher than the state median of $13,453. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$166 MM
$24,999 MM
This chart display total revenue of Whitfield County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$170 MM
$23,473 MM
This chart display total spending of Whitfield County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,346
$14,328
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Whitfield County  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,663
$13,453
This chart display average spending per public school student in Whitfield County  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Whitfield County School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Westside Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
580 Lafayette Rd. Sw
Rocky Face, GA 30740
(706) 673-2611
Grades: 6-8
| 387 students
Rank: #22.
New Hope Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1111 New Hope Rd Nw
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 673-2295
Grades: 6-8
| 520 students
Rank: #33.
North Whitfield Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3450 Cleveland Hwy
Dalton, GA 30721
(706) 259-3381
Grades: 6-8
| 820 students
Rank: #44.
Valley Point Middle School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3796 S Dixie Rd
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 277-9662
Grades: 6-8
| 453 students
Rank: #55.
Eastbrook Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Hill Rd
Dalton, GA 30721
(706) 278-6135
Grades: 6-8
| 697 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 22 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 12,448 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • : 87% (Btm 50% in GA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 37% (Top 30%)
  • : 34% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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