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Dr. Bryan Johnson selected for Leadership Tennessee Class VII
Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson is one of only 46 chosen for the seventh class of Leadership Tennessee announced on Monday. Dr. Johnson was selected from the more than 400 nominations for the latest group of Tennessee leaders who will spend the next year engaging in collaborative, non-partisan discussions on issues important to the people of Tennessee. He is the only superintendent or local school district K-12 representative selected for the new class.
Jun 11
Graduates of Hamilton County Schools triple the amount of scholarship money for 2019
Reaching graduation day is an important milestone for high school teens, but it is also a starting point for the rest of their lives. More 2019 graduates of Hamilton County Schools will have a head start on their next step in college as the class received approximately $64 million more in scholarship offers than last year. The Class of 2019 had over $95 million in scholarship offers from colleges and universities, which is up from $31 million last year.
Jun 06
Hixson High and Chattanooga Tractor partnership provides career opportunities for students
Chattanooga Tractor and Equipment is a new partner with the Hixson High School Natural Resources and Land Management pathway to provide exciting opportunities for teens in the program. The partnership allows students in this career pathway to gain real-world experience with equipment that they will use in their field of study. Chattanooga Tractor and Equipment has access to agricultural, construction, and power equipment graduates would use on the job in their career field.
Jun 04
Friends of CSLA to host a fundraiser featuring the new Lady Vols basketball coach
The Friends of CSLA (Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts) are hosting an evening with Kellie Harper, the new Lady Vols basketball coach, on Friday, June 14 at 8 p.m. at the Iles Physical Education Center on the Southern Adventist University campus.
Jun 04
I Am Hamilton Jinlin Baker, a teacher at Red Bank Elementary
Today, the “I am Hamilton” video feature spotlights Jinlin Baker, a teacher in a multi-handicap classroom at Red Bank Elementary School. Baker fell in love with her classroom of special children when she first walked into the room. She has now spent 14 years in her labor of love helping children to discover their own unique way to communicate, learn, and grow.
May 31
New partnership to provide more college credit options for high school students
Hamilton County Schools and Chattanooga State Community College signed an agreement recently to increase access to Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) courses at the college that will provide more opportunities for students to earn credit toward a TCAT certificate at no cost to the student’s family while in high school. Students at Brainerd High, Howard High, Lookout Valley High, and Sequoyah High will have the opportunity to earn dual high school and college credit in their career and technical education courses as a result of the new partnership.
May 31
East Hamilton pair takes state title in Unified Sports
Aaron Young and Wesley Mason are the latest state champions from Hamilton County Schools. The two are students at East Hamilton Middle/High School, and they won the 100-meter dash in the state championship event held last week at Dean A. Hayes Stadium in Murfreesboro.
May 31
Hixson High earns first College Board AP award for female participation in computer science courses
Hixson High School has earned the first College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded access for girls in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Hixson High School is one of only 685 to earn the award, and only 490 high schools earned the honor for the course AP Computer Science Principles.
May 30
Kadijah Tinker of Lookout Valley Middle/High is in the Senior Video Spotlight
Kadijah Tinker is a 2019 graduate of Lookout Valley Middle/High and today’s Hamilton County Schools Senior Video Spotlight. Tinker was “the band kid” at Lookout Valley. She was committed to doing whatever it took to get a chance to be in the band.
May 29
Community inspired changes in school bell schedules announced for next school year
Community interest in later start times at Brainerd High and Signal Mountain Middle/High was instrumental in several of the changes in school start times for next school year announced by Hamilton County Schools. Addressing changes at the two high schools resulted in minor adjustments at other schools because of connections related to bus transportation and school program schedules. The focus on providing more choice and availability of academic options for students and families also played a part in the new school bell schedules along with the announcement of the start and end times for the new Howard Connect Academy (Howard Middle).
May 29
Chattanooga State honors seniors for earning college credit while in high school
Chattanooga State’s Early College program recently recognized seniors from the area who completed early college courses at the school while in high school. The seniors recognized include 23 graduates from ten high schools in Hamilton County Schools. The ambitious and dedicated students earned a total of 389 college credit hours as a group.
May 29
Tyris Nelson of Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is in the Senior Spotlight Video
Tyris Nelson is a 2019 graduate of Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS) and today’s Hamilton County Schools Senior Spotlight. Nelson was an active student at CSAS as he led the audiovisual team in charge of the sound and lights for activities in the school auditorium. He was also instrumental in the formation of a bowling team at the school that led to a scholarship for college.
May 24
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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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