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East Hamilton teen wins Chopped Jr TV show
Kyla Curry, an eighth-grader at East Hamilton Middle/High, knows how to chop, measure, and prepare some great dishes, and her cooking ability helped her rise to the top to win the Chopped Jr. cooking reality show last night. The show aired on the Food Network series at 8 p.m. The show Kayla appeared on was recorded over the summer in New York.
Dec 05
A veteran police officer, national school safety trainer, and educator selected as the first student security coordinator for Hamilton County Schools
School safety is a top priority for Hamilton County Schools, and a veteran police officer who has worked at the national level to improve safety in schools has been selected to coordinate safety efforts for the school district. James Corbin, PH.D., a director in the area of school safety with Corbin and Associates, is the new student security coordinator for Hamilton County Schools. Corbin has also spent more than ten years teaching in the classroom during his career.
Dec 03
Veteran principal Wendy Jung selected to lead the new Harrison Elementary School
Wendy Jung will be the principal at the new Harrison Elementary School when it opens next fall. Jung is currently the principal of Harrison Elementary and has served as the school’s leader for the last four years. The new Harrison Elementary is under construction and will be completed for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.
Dec 03
GivingTuesday matches your gift 50% when you support a local classroom tomorrow
The Thanksgiving feast is finished, and the holiday shopping frenzy is underway, so Tuesday will be an excellent day to pause and help a local classroom in Hamilton County Schools with a donation. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, is GivingTuesday with an opportunity for you to bring the classroom dreams of teachers and students to life. On Tuesday, every donation to teacher requests on DonorsChoose will be matched 50% to take a classroom dream closer to the goal. Visit the Hamilton County Schools section of the DonorsChoose site to browse projects of teachers in Hamilton County Schools to find the perfect project for you to back with a donation, and your donation will be matched. The match begins at 7 a.m. tomorrow on the DonorsChoose website.
Dec 02
Christmas at the Courthouse to showcase performers from twenty Hamilton County Schools
Over the first two weeks of December, the annual Christmas at the Courthouse concert series will showcase student ensembles from twenty Hamilton County Schools. “This decades-old tradition for Hamilton County Government recognizes public servants and elected officials with sounds of the season provided by students from elementary, middle, and high schools in Hamilton County Schools,” said Claire Stockman, arts director for the school district.
Nov 27
New State Report Card Shows Hamilton County Schools Exceeding the State in Achievement Gains
You remember what it was like when you received a great report card in school. You ran home with that report and thrust it into a parent’s hand and waited with a big grin on your face for the gushing accolades that were sure to come. That is the feeling in Hamilton County Schools with the release of the state report card today by the Tennessee Department of Education. It has been a great year for Hamilton County Schools with individual reports of progress and successes. Those little victories added up to an excellent report card. Hamilton County Schools showed record results in student growth and also outpaced the state in academic achievement!
Nov 25
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Lower is a Tennessee Reward School for 2019
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. Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Lower in the Rock Point Learning Community held an event at the Signal downtown and unveiled their new banner from the state recognizing the 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.
Nov 22
Former East Hamilton student/athlete now a rising NFL star for the Jacksonville Jaguars plays in Nashville this Sunday
Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars arrive in Nashville to play the Titans in an important game in the AFC South division. The visit to Nashville will also be a trip home for defensive back Tre Herndon, a former star for the East Hamilton Hurricanes. The Jaguars’ second-year defensive back is quickly becoming recognized as a rising star in the National Football League. Herndon’s climb to success is in spite of not being selected in the NFL draft. He is one of only four undrafted rookies to make the Jaguars’ opening day roster since 2015.
Nov 22
Ooltewah Elementary School is a Tennessee Reward School for 2019
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. Ooltewah Elementary in the Harrison Bay Learning Community displays their new banner from the state recognizing the 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. County Commissioner Randy Fairbanks visited to present the banner to the students and staff at Ooltewah Elementary School.
Nov 22
Applications open for school choice options in Hamilton County Schools
Hamilton County Schools has choices and options for parents and children to fit the interests and career aspirations of any child in the Tennessee Valley. The school choice application window is now open for parents to apply for their children to attend a choice option school in Hamilton County Schools for the fall of 2020. Parents can choose from 15 magnet schools, eight open enrollment schools, five early college option programs, or more than 28 Future Ready Institutes in Hamilton County high schools.
Nov 22
Bill Gates’ blog features successes at The Howard School and Gestamp
Bill Gates’ blog called GatesNotes for November 21, 2019, posted yesterday with a story about The Howard School and the Gestamp internship program in Hamilton County Schools. The blog features the Howard turnaround to prepare teens in the community for success after graduation. The title of the blog “I love this school’s energy!” sets the tone for Gates’ impressions of The Howard School and Gestamp from his recent visit to Chattanooga.
Nov 22
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Upper is a Tennessee Reward School for 2019
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. Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Upper in the Rock Point Learning Community held an event at The Signal downtown and unveiled their new banner from the state recognizing the 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.
Nov 21
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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!