The mission of Dale County Schools is to develop life-long learners who have personal, economic, technological and social skills needed to be member of a global society.  





Urgent message for SDMS parents:


A South Dale Middle School parent meeting will be held Thursday, July 20th at the NEWTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL lunchroom.

7th & 8th grade parents will meet at 6pm

5th & 6th grade parents will meet at 7pm

Thank you and please make plans to attend.



There will be a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Dale County Government Building. 



South Dale Middle School in Pinckard is undergoing a complete remodeling of the school and will not have telephone or internet service this summer.  Temporary administrative offices have been established in the school's cafeteria.  Please contact the Board of Education office with questions or concerns.


Kindergarten Jump Start begins Monday, July 24 at 8:30am at Ariton, Long, Newton, and Midland City.


Dale County Schools employee institute will be Tuesday, August 1 at 9am at Flowers Center in Ozark.


Students return to school on Friday, August 4 for the 2017-2018 school year!


Dale County Schools FY 2016 Accountability Reports can be located in the left tab. The required financial, student achievement, and discipline reports can be found in the links. If you have questions about the reports, please feel free to contact the Dale County Board of Education at 334-774-2355 or





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Free and Reduced Meal Applications:  Paper meal applications will continue to be distributed at the beginning of each school year.  An application may be completed at any time during the school year.  Eligibility criteria is set by the United States Department of Agriculture.