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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
New principal selected for East Ridge High Tyner Middle and Sequoyah High administrative updates
Crystal Sorrells will be the new principal of East Ridge High School in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community. Since 2015, Sorrells has served as the principal at Tyner Middle Academy. Sorrells is a twenty-year veteran in education with experience as an administrator at the high school and middle school level and as a math teacher.
May 24
Marie Holland of Sequoyah High is in the Senior Spotlight Video
Marie Holland is a 2019 graduate of Sequoyah High and today’s Hamilton County Schools Senior Spotlight. Holland is a graduate of the Welding Program at Sequoyah High, and she was the only female in her class. Her work ethic and ability as a welder landed her an internship at Heatec, a local company that manufactures and markets a broad line of heaters and liquid storage tanks. The internship has now turned into the beginning of her career with a full-time job at Heatec.
May 23
See Rock City Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Howard High announced today
Future Ready Institutes in Hamilton County Schools added Rock City to the list of institute partners for the district today as the local tourist attraction announced its association with The Howard School this morning. At Rock City on Tuesday, May 21, officials announced the See Rock City Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management would open this fall at The Howard School. The commitment by SRC Inc. to continue through 2022 includes a significant financial contribution, as well as field trips, job shadowing, faculty touring, advisory roles, and preferential part-time job availability for the students.
May 21
Soddy Daisy JROTC earns 35th consecutive Honor Unit of Distinction
This year the Soddy Daisy High School JROTC Trojan Battalion earned “Honor Unit with Distinction” for the 35th year in a row. Honor Unit with Distinction is the highest unit rating a JROTC program can earn during the JROTC program for Accreditation and is reserved for the top 5 percent of Army JROTC programs across the country.
May 20
Signal Mountain students raised awareness and money for the endangered red wolf at a recent silent auction
Signal Mountain Middle/High School seventh-graders raised $3,700 at their Red Wolf Silent Auction on April 25, 2019, benefitting the Chattanooga Nature Center’s Red Wolf breeding program. The money raised will help fund the program aimed at preventing the extinction of the species.
May 20
Rivermont and Middle Valley win Probasco Readers Program
Probasco Readers program winners for 2018-2019 are Middle Valley Elementary and Rivermont Elementary. Middle Valley won the large school award, and Rivermont took the small school honor. The latest win is the sixth time Middle Valley Elementary has won their division.
May 20
New principal selected for Central High School
Phil Iannarone is returning to the place where he started in Hamilton County Schools to become the new principal at Central High School. He began his career in Hamilton County Schools as a teacher at Central High in 2004. He will replace Finley King who retired in April. Iannarone is currently the principal at Snow Hill Elementary. As principal at Snow Hill this year, Iannarone helped guide the school during its construction period to expand the school. Construction has been underway most of the school year at Snow Hill.
May 20
Students learn while building and racing electric cars in the Chattanooga Green Prix
The atmosphere was electric for the second annual Chattanooga Green Prix held last Saturday at Chattanooga State Community College. Ask the students, and they will say it was fun, but the racers were also learning how to problem solve and engineer a faster, more efficient car. Rivermont Elementary and Red Bank High placed first overall in their respective division. Teams from 28 Hamilton County Schools built cars during the year and participated in the race event.
May 17
STEM School Chattanooga event becomes the largest held in Tennessee
The STEM School Chattanooga hosted the school’s fifth annual Amazon STEM Jubilee event, presented by First Tennessee, at Chattanooga State Community College, May 15 and 16. This annual event introduces elementary school students to a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math-related concepts through hands-on activities with a mission to inspire STEM curiosity and interest.
May 17
I Am Hamilton Video Gladys Winston, a volunteer at Lakeside Academy
“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. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.
May 16
Hixson High’s Air Force JROTC earns historic awards
The Hixson High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) accomplished a first in the Unit’s 46-year history! Headquarters Air Force JROTC recently announced the unit as a recipient of both the Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit with Merit Award and the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award for the academic year 2018-2019.
May 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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