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School district explores transportation options for Future Ready Institutes
Future Ready Institutes had an exceptional first year with strong student enrollment, increased business community participation, and student engagement in the new programs at 13 area high schools. The program was honored with the Community Impact Award by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga and Blake Freeman, the director of Future Ready Institutes, won the School Leadership Award from the Public Education Foundation (PEF). One challenge the Future Ready Institutes encountered in the first year was transporting students to provide access to the innovative new high school programs. The school district is exploring transportation options to make the popular programs even more accessible to students.
Apr 16
I Am Hamilton Isabella Ford, Longhorn Steakhouse in Hixson
“I am Hamilton” spotlights Isabella Ford, with Longhorn Steakhouse in Hixson for Longhorns support of Special Olympics and Hixson High School. “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.
Apr 16
First class graduates from Leadership Hamilton County Schools
The first class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools completed their year of work and graduated today with a better understanding of the schools in our community and the challenges faced as the district prepares graduates for success after high school. Leadership Hamilton County Schools was a new opportunity for the community to get involved in our public schools this year. The first class included 16 community leaders representing businesses, non-profits, government, and faith-based organizations. The program involved six-sessions during the school year that allowed participants to experience the people and programs in our area schools preparing our children for success.
Apr 16
Hamilton County Schools and Hamilton County Launch Children’s Cabinet
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson announced the creation of the community’s first-ever Children’s Cabinet Monday morning. The Children’s Cabinet brings together government agencies and child-serving community organizations with the goal of connecting every student in Hamilton County with what he or she needs to thrive.
Apr 15
I Am Hamilton Janice Robertson, community volunteer coordinating the Snack Pack program in 14 schools
“I am Hamilton” spotlights community volunteer Janice Robertson, a local real estate agent who coordinates the Snack Pack program at East Brainerd Church of Christ. The Snack Pack program provides bags of food for over 1,870 children in 14 schools across the community. National volunteer week is a perfect time to honor Robertson. “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.
Apr 12
Groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for East Hamilton Middle
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Hamilton Middle School will give participants a high-tech experience of touring the school before the first brick is in place. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. on the property on Bentwood Cove Drive behind Apison Elementary. The community is invited to the ceremony where the contractor MBI Companies, Inc. will have a tent set up with virtual reality goggles that will allow participants to take a virtual reality tour of the new East Hamilton Middle School.
Apr 11
Four educators honored at PEF 30th anniversary luncheon
Four educators from Hamilton County Schools were honored Wednesday at the Public Education Foundation (PEF) luncheon to celebrate their 30th-anniversary luncheon on Wednesday at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The four were finalists among a dozen community leaders making a difference in the lives of students in the community.
Apr 11
I Am Hamilton Patrick Smiley, a custodian at East Ridge Elementary
“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.
Apr 10
I Am Hamilton Margo Williams and Billie Jenno, interim administrators at Ooltewah Elementary
“I am Hamilton” spotlights Margo Williams, a retired principal who returned to be the interim principal at Ooltewah Elementary for part of this school year, and Billie Jenno, also a retired administrator, who served as interim assistant principal at the school. “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.
Apr 03
Friday art exhibit at Chattanooga WorkSpace to showcase Ooltewah High senior artwork
Ooltewah High School International Baccalaureate students are presenting their senior art exhibit on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Chattanooga WorkSpace. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the community. The event is located at Chattanooga WorkSpace at 302 W 6th St., Chattanooga.
Apr 02
Lane College awards scholarships to 30 seniors
Lane College has awarded the “Power of Potential” scholarship to 30 seniors from seven high schools in Hamilton County Schools. Lane College is a private, Christian, historically black college in Jackson, TN. The Power of Potential Scholarship is available to any Hamilton County high school senior who has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who is excited about attending a historically black college or university, and who demonstrates perseverance and leadership. The interested seniors must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, principal, community or business leader, and complete the Lane College application for admission.
Apr 02
Gloves Up for Grayson to benefit Ooltewah child
A special event at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Saturday, April 6 featuring the U.S. Army boxing team will benefit a courageous young man from Ooltewah. The event is called “Gloves Up for Grayson” and the event benefits Grayson’s Ladder.
Mar 29
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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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