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Education Week releases Dr. Johnson’s Leader to Learn From video in the organization’s newsletter
Last Wednesday, Education Week, an independent news organization covering K-12 Education, included Superintendent Bryan Johnson in its Leaders to Learn From for 2020. This week, the organization released a video of Dr. Johnson as they featured him as a Leader to Learn From in the organization’s newsletter. The video follows Dr. Johnson and talks with staff and students to find out what makes him a leader whose vision they are inspired to follow.
Feb 26
New principals selected for next school year
Three new principals have been selected to lead schools in Hamilton County Schools for the 2020-2021 School year. The schools will be the new East Hamilton Middle School scheduled to open in the fall, Washington Alternative School, and Orchard Knob Elementary School.
Feb 25
North River Learning Community to kick-off access to a United Way Kiosk with a community fair
The schools of the North River Learning Community will hold a community fair on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Middle Valley Elementary, 1609 Thrasher Pike, Hixson. The fair will kick-off access to a United Way kiosk at Middle Valley that will be available at the school to parents, the community, and others in the North River Learning Community. The event is called North River Connects 211 and will feature free stuff, food trucks, and student performances.
Feb 25
STEM School Chattanooga's high-tech microscope featured in a national publication
A 4K microscope generally limited to high-level research universities or the Center for Disease Control in the past is opening new opportunities for students at STEM School Chattanooga and has put the school in the national spotlight. The 74, a national non-profit, non-partisan news site covering education in America, carried a feature article about how schools and students are using 4K microscopes to prepare for the future and included students and programs at STEM School Chattanooga. STEM School is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics magnet school in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community in Hamilton County Schools. Thanks to the new technology and the community’s commitment to fiber optics and high-speed internet, science work at the school that would have been out of a textbook in the past is now available to students through one of the most advanced microscopes in the country.
Feb 24
Mission to Mars at Harrison Bay Future Ready Center awarded TVA STEM Education Grant
Harrison Bay Future Ready Center’s Mission to Mars project was recently awarded a grant of $2,500 by the Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education project.
Feb 24
I Am Hamilton - Reggie Jordan, a crossing guard at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights Reggie Jordan, a crossing guard at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS) in the Rock Point Learning Community. Students, parents, and staff at CSAS nominated Jordan for the excellent job he does, and for the great welcome to school, he provides as children cross the street going to school and parents are dropping children off in the morning or picking them up at the end of the school day.
Feb 20
Dr. Bryan Johnson is selected to Education Week’s 2020 Leaders To Learn From
Education Week, an independent news organization covering K-12 education since 1981, announced today that Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, is one of their Leaders to Learn From for 2020. Education Week honored Dr. Johnson for leadership in career and technical education, his vision to bring Future Ready Institutes to Hamilton County Schools, and their impact on preparing graduates to be ready for future success.
Feb 19
Wallace A. Smith Elementary is a Tennessee Reward School
Hamilton County Schools has enjoyed historic success in the past year for academic growth and academic performance. The school system had a district record 32 schools earn Reward status from the Tennessee Department of Education. Wallace A. Smith in the Harrison Bay Learning Community displays the new banner from the state recognizing their accomplishment. Reward schools are those improving overall student academic achievement and student growth for all students and student groups. Reward designation is the highest honor for academic achievement in Tennessee.
Feb 18
Annual Teacher Hiring Event for Hamilton County Schools is this Saturday at Ooltewah High
If you are looking for a place to make a difference for children or the community, a rewarding career awaits you in a Hamilton County classroom. Hamilton County Schools will host a Teacher Hiring Event on Saturday, February 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at Ooltewah High School, 6123 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah, TN. The event seeks to find the very best teaching candidates to fill openings for the next school year.
Feb 18
Lookout Mountain Elementary is a Tennessee Reward School
Hamilton County Schools has enjoyed historic success in the past year for academic growth and academic performance. The school system had a district record 32 schools earn Reward status from the Tennessee Department of Education. Lookout Mountain Elementary in the Rock Point Learning Community displays the new banner from the state recognizing their accomplishment. Reward schools are those improving overall student academic achievement and student growth for all students and student groups. Reward designation is the highest honor for academic achievement in Tennessee.
Feb 18
Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts Named National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America
Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) has been named a 2020 National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Only a select group of magnet schools across the country earn the Magnet School of Excellence Award. Schools selected are eligible to receive monetary awards and have the opportunity to be named the nation’s top elementary, secondary, or new & emerging magnet school. One of the honored schools will also be selected to win $5,000 and the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, which is considered the most prestigious magnet school award in the nation.
Feb 18
Four Hamilton County seniors are National Merit Finalists
The list of National Merit Finalists released this week includes four seniors from Hamilton County Schools. Three of the four are from Signal Mountain Middle/High and one is from Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. Students named finalists are the highest-scoring students in each state and continue in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship. These students represent the top 1.12 percent of seniors in the nation in academics.
Feb 17
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District Bright Spots include:

Mechatronics Akademie, Gestamp, Collegiate High * National PTA winners – Loftis Middle and Allen Elem. * Tennessee Principal of the Year * Finalist for Tennessee Teacher of the Year * Nine National Merit Finalists * Fifty-six Nationally Board Certified Teachers * Level 5 School District * Forty-five Level 5 Schools * Thirty-two Reward Schools * Achieving District Designation * 2019 graduates earned over $95 million in scholarships * 29 Future Institute programs now available for high school students in Hamilton County Schools.
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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!