Hamilton County Department of Education
The Hamilton County Department of Education is a diverse school system, providing roughly 42,000 students with a world class education. The system is nationally renowned for urban school success as well as middle school and high school reform. The district offers a variety of educational programs for all students including magnet schools, career academies and gender-based classes as well as a focus on individual student success and the goal of preparing all students to compete in the Global Economy.
Rivermont Elementary Receives Community Foundation Grant
Rivermont Elementary is proud to announce it has been awarded its 2nd grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga for this school year.
On April 9th, Rivermont was awarded $14,000 for a fitness trail project.read more
Hamilton County Elementary students participate in Track Meet
(Due to inclement weather today, the Track Meets have been scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th.)
Third through Fifth graders from all 46 schools to show their athletic ability
Nearly 1,800 students will participate at Red Bank High School and Ooltewah High School on Monday, May 6th and Tuesday, May 7th to compete in the 24th Annual Elementary Track & Field Meet. In the event of rain, the event will be held on Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th .read more
Kindergarten Age Requirement
Children entering kindergarten shall be five (5) years of age on or before August 31st for the 2013-2014 school year and five (5) years of age on or before August 15th for all school years thereafter. Children age five (5) on or before the appropriate date must enter kindergarten no later than 30 days after the opening day of the term, as designated by the local board of education.
This act shall take effect October 1, 2012.read more