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School for the Arts and Sciences teacher awarded
April Wyatt, a geography teacher at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS), will receive the 2019 Tom and Stella Mullane Geography Teacher of the Year Award presented by the Tennessee Geographic Alliance. The award is given to outstanding geographic educators in grades 7 through 12.
Jan 18
Center for Creative Arts student receives major art award
Maggie Wilkinson, a student at the Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts (CCA), was named a 2019 YoungArts Foundation Finalist in writing and poetry, the organization’s highest honor. Wilkinson’s recognition earned her a spot in the 38th Annual National YoungArts Week held in Miami from January 6-13.
Jan 16
Training to empower students to tell their Future Ready Institute story
The best way to learn how a school program is making a difference in the lives of students is to hear from the young participants themselves. Future Ready Institutes in Hamilton County Schools will send teen representatives from their programs to be trained as student ambassadors this Friday at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to help them share their experiences. The training is scheduled for Friday, January 18th from 8:30-3:30 in the Chattanooga Room at UTC’s University Center. The training will involve 100 representatives from the 20 Future Ready Institutes in Hamilton County Schools.
Jan 15
I Am Hamilton - Kelly Houston, the cafeteria manager at Loftis Middle School
“I am Hamilton” spotlights Kelly Houston, the cafeteria manager at Loftis Middle School. Kelly has been at Loftis for ten years. She has experience with children as an employee of the system and also as a parent as her three children attended Hamilton County Schools.
Jan 08
Magnet Schools Fair to showcase school options for Hamilton County families
Every child has different interests, hopes, and dreams for the future. Hamilton County Schools announced additional options to help make those dreams a reality last month with open enrollment opportunities called “My Future Schools.” Magnet schools in the district play a key role in open enrollment options and provide access to opportunities to open doors to exciting pathways to possibilities for a child’s future. You will have the opportunity to explore magnet school options available at a district Magnet School Fair on Monday, January 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center located at 1151 W. 40th Street, Chattanooga.
Jan 04
I Am Hamilton - John Shackleford, bus driver
Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights John Shackleford, a contract school bus driver for Hamilton County Schools. Shackleford started driving a bus in 1993 and drove until 2004. He came back to driving about two years ago because he wanted to make a difference for children at Woodmore Elementary.
Jan 04
I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Michelle Rigsby, a teacher at Allen Elementary
Michelle Rigsby, a fourth-grade teacher at Allen Elementary, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for her work with the children in her class and pitching in to take extra duty at school for co-workers. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
Jan 03
I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Sherrie Ford, executive assistant to the Board of Education
Sherrie Ford, the executive assistant to the Hamilton County Board of Education, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for her work assisting the board members for Hamilton County Schools. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
Dec 28
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to partner with Tyner Academy on the UTC Institute for Teaching and Learning
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)’s School of Education has agreed to sponsor the UTC Teaching and Learning Institute at Tyner Academy. The UTC Teaching and Learning Institute is one of 20 Future Ready Institutes in Hamilton County Schools.
Dec 26
Hamilton County Schools Announces New School Options and Timeline
Every student has different interests, hopes, and dreams and must have access to opportunities that best open doors to exciting pathways to possibilities for their future. Hamilton County Schools provides educational opportunities in local communities and beyond neighborhood zoned schools to ignite the passion for learning in each child.
Dec 18
Seven Hamilton County Schools receive more than $20,000 in STEAM grants from Krystal
Photo: Roy Collins, band director at Tyner Academy, accepts the $5,000 check for band instruments for his program from Paul Macaluso, Krystal CEO and president of The Krystal Foundation, and Lyticha Jennings, district manager for Krystal.
Dec 14
I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Mr. Joe, a volunteer at North Hamilton County Elementary
Joe Barbeauld, a volunteer at North Hamilton County Elementary, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for helping children with reading and math. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
Dec 14
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Focus Five Performance Targets

The district will pursue five overarching performance targets to measure our success at the end of the Future Ready 2023! five-year time-frame. These are: Reading Language Arts (RLA) 3rd grade - 50% proficiency by 2023, Algebra 1- double proficiency by 2023, Early post-secondary course or earned an industry credentials (EPSOs) - 75%, ACT- 21 by 2023, Graduation rates- 90% by 2023
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We have over 4,500 students of our total student population of more than 44,500, who speak a language other than English as their primary language. Hamilton County Schools ESOL Department serves K-12 students from many countries speaking over 79 different languages!
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