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Focus on Early Post-Secondary Options Shows Early Improvement
The five-year strategic plan Future Ready 2023 adopted last year focused improvement on more students taking early post-secondary options and that effort is showing early results as 916 more students enrolled in one of the advanced academic courses last school year. During the 2017-2018 school year, 1,951 students enrolled in an early college course. For the 2018-2019 school year, that number increased to 2,867 students getting an early start on college. These numbers represent the students taking advantage of the courses available to them. Many of those students are taking more than one course, so the total number of courses taken is even higher. Over 5,000 early post-secondary option classes were taken by high school students across the district during the 2018-2019 school year.
Jun 26
Certifications earned by students continues trend of improvement in Hamilton County Schools
Add the number of certifications earned by high school students in Hamilton County Schools to the list of improvements for the 2018-2019 school year. The number of students earning an industry certification more than tripled from last school year with 224 earned this year by high school students. Industry certifications allow graduates to leave high school with a certification for a job skill in the career field of choice for a graduating senior. The certification puts the graduate at a competitive advantage when looking for a job or entering a post-secondary training program.
Jun 25
Signal Mountain teacher is a finalist for Tennessee Teacher of the Year
Kristen Robertson, a teacher at Signal Mountain Middle/High, is one of nine finalists for Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Robertson is a finalist from the Southeast region. Finalists will participate in an in-person interview at the Tennessee Department of Education in Nashville.
Jun 24
I am Hamilton - Alison Lebovitz, community volunteer
“I am Hamilton” spotlights Alison Lebovitz, volunteer coordinator for Brainerd Together, a volunteer effort to revitalize Brainerd High School this summer. “I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools.
Jun 24
District opens applications for the second class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools
The first group of community leaders to participate in Leadership Hamilton County Schools last year were enthusiastically supportive of the new experience the school district offered to citizens to provide a “behind the scenes” look at the rewards and challenges of preparing the community’s children for future success. The second class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools is coming this fall to foster another group of informed citizen leaders to help transform our community.
Jun 19
Tyner High School Class of 1979 donates $2,000 to Tyner Academy
Despite 40 years passing since their graduation, the Tyner High School Class of 1979 has Tyner Academy close to their hearts. The alumni recently raised $2,000 to donate to the school at a class reunion event. The group all pitched in and raised the money on a single Saturday night.
Jun 18
Sale Creek High graduates receive four of five ROTC scholarships awarded in Hamilton County
The 2019 graduating class of Sale Creek High School received over $1 million in scholarship offers this year. The school was very successful with graduates earning ROTC scholarships. Five ROTC scholarships were awarded to students in Hamilton County. Of the five, four of those students awarded the scholarships were graduates of Sale Creek High. To emphasize the magnitude of the accomplishment, the national board that selects the ROTC scholarship winners awards only 1,000 4-year winners, and 2,000 3-year winners from across the nation each year. Thousands of highly-qualified seniors apply for these scholarships each year.
Jun 17
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
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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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