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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
Sale Creek Middle/High 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. Sale Creek Middle/High in the North River 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 13
I Am Hamilton-Chris Green, a bus driver in the Hixson area
Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights Chris Green, a bus driver in the Hixson attendance area in the North River Learning Community. Mr. Green was nominated by a parent at Hixson Middle School for the excellent job he does making the morning a great start for children riding his bus.
Feb 13
East Ridge Elementary is one of only five Tennessee schools named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School
Franklin Covey Education has certified East Ridge Elementary as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. The school is one of only five with this designation in the state, and there are only 300 in the world. The Covey recognition is evidence that the school has produced outstanding school and student results implementing the Leader in Me process. The East Ridge Elementary experience with the Leader in Me program has had an extraordinary impact on staff, students, parents, and the East Ridge community.
Feb 12
Middle Valley 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. Middle Valley Elementary in the North River 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 10
Loftis Middle School 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. Loftis Middle School in the North River 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 04
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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!