Partners / Community
The future of our community depends on the contribution of its rising citizens. The Hamilton County Department of Education is committed to preparing its students for success in their future lives; and to enhance their positive impact on our community. Toward this effort, the school system and local businesses have teamed to create the best possible curriculum and guidance.
Chattanooga has become a model of environmental responsibility and sustainable growth. This remarkable turnaround has seen attractive park development along several miles of riverfront, private development of a cultural district, and the introduction of free, non-polluting, electric public transportation.
The creation of Hamilton County from the frontier of Southeast Tennessee was brought on by a treaty with the Cherokees in 1817 known as the Hiawassee Purchase. By its terms, the Indians yielded large sections of Alabama and Georgia as well as the Sequatchie Valley and the area that became Hamilton County.
The county was named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, who was secretary of the treasury in George Washington’s administration.
At the time of the 1820 census, Hamilton County reported 821 residents. Today, Hamilton County boasts an estimated 295,000 residents.
Rich in history of the American South, blessed with scenic beauty that enhances every aesthetic experience, proud of its heritage and excited about its future, Hamilton County offers a bounty of cultural and recreational activities which enhances its reputation as a thriving business center.
Hamilton County Department of Education is fortunate to have strong community support from various organizations in and around Chattanooga and Hamilton County. These partners have engaged in the education of our community's youth, giving time, money and human capital to ensure that all students have a bright future.
In the last 10 years, Hamilton County Department of Education has received more than $120 million in local, state and federal grants for programs to benefit students.
These programs range from wide-spread reform efforts at the elementary, middle and high school levels, to a district-wide character education program, magnet school support and partnerships with local businesses that impact classrooms, schools and the district as a whole.
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