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Thrasher Elementary is a 2019 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. Thrasher Elementary School in the Rock Point Learning Community held an assembly to unveil 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. Dr. Robert Sharpe, executive director of the Rock Point Learning Community; David Carroll, WRCB Channel 3; and County Commissioner Randy Fairbanks presented the banner to the staff and students at Thrasher Elementary.
Nov 18
Demo Day kicks-off work on the world’s first Global Center for Digital Innovation
Hamilton County Schools already features the world’s largest number of Digital Fab Labs but will soon add another first in providing learning environments to prepare graduates for the future. Hamilton County Schools, Chattanooga State Community College, and local dignitaries joined in demolishing a wall to mark the beginning of work on the world’s first Global Center for Innovation on Wednesday, November 14. Students in kindergarten through twelfth-grade in Hamilton County Schools, as well as first and second-year college students at Chattanooga State, will use the digital fabrication lab. The college campus will be the home for the new Global Center for Innovation that will be located near the STEM School Chattanooga campus.
Nov 15
The second class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools is getting an inside look at public schools in the community
The second class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools is underway with an opportunity for 28 community leaders to get involved in the community’s public schools. Leadership Hamilton County Schools is a six-session program running through April that will allow participants to experience the people and programs in our area schools preparing children for success after graduation. The next session is scheduled to meet at Hixson High School on Tuesday, November 19. The November meeting is the third session for the 2020 Class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools.
Nov 15
The second class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools is getting an inside look at public schools in the community
The second class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools is underway with an opportunity for 28 community leaders to get involved in the community’s public schools. Leadership Hamilton County Schools is a six-session program running through April that will allow participants to experience the people and programs in our area schools preparing children for success after graduation. The next session is scheduled to meet at Hixson High School on Tuesday, November 19. The November meeting is the third session for the 2020 Class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools.
Nov 15
Harvard Ed Magazine features success plans for children in Hamilton County Schools
The fall edition of Harvard Ed Magazine explores work in school districts seeking to develop Success Plans for all children and features work in Hamilton County Schools to prepare students for success after graduation. We know that every child is different and requires varied approaches to learning. Much like IEPs are needed for students with disabilities to ensure each child receives instruction that will fit the needs of each child, Success Plans extend that concept to all students to provide the optimum opportunity for each child to be successful. Success Plans are part of the school district’s work with the Harvard Education Redesign Lab’s By All Means initiative.
Nov 14
East Hamilton basketball player Madison Hayes signs with Mississippi State
East Hamilton Lady Hurricanes player, Madison Hayes, signed to play basketball with the Mississippi State Bulldogs women’s basketball program on the opening of the college signing period. Hayes’ family, friends, and supporters joined her as she signed in the East Hamilton Middle/High gym. Hayes selected Mississippi State over more than 20 other Division I offers she received.
Nov 14
Apison Elementary 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. Apison Elementary School in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community held an assembly to unveil 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. Dr. Larrie Reynolds, executive director of the Missionary Ridge Learning Community, presented the banner to the staff at Apison Elementary.
Nov 14
Hixson Elementary 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. Hixson Elementary School in the North River Learning Community held an assembly to unveil 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. Hixson High cheerleaders and the school mascot help the Hixson Elementary students celebrate the accomplishment.
Nov 13
East Brainerd Elementary is a TN 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. East Brainerd Elementary in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community held a special assembly program recently to unveil their new banner from the state. 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. East Hamilton cheerleaders present the Reward School banner to students and staff at East Brainerd Elementary.
Nov 11
Dr. LeAndrea Ware is the Tennessee Principal of the Year
Dr. LeAndrea Ware, principal of The Howard School, was named the 2019-2020 Tennessee Principal of the Year at the Tennessee Department of Education’s LEAD conference in Nashville last night. The announcement came during the annual honorary banquet at the conference.
Nov 11
Better Together Teacher Feature: Rai Laird-East Lake Academy
Exceptional education teachers are special educators teaching children with unique gifts. These exceptional learning leaders not only teach children but are advocates, protectors, and special guides the children rely on each day in Hamilton County Schools. Rai Laird, known as Ms. Rai by her students at East Lake Academy, is one of these exceptional teachers, and she works each day helping children find their voice.
Nov 11
Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts is a 2019 TN 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. Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community recently unveiled their 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.
Nov 11
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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!