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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
I Am Hamilton Video Feature - Ron Nance, English teacher and coach at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
Today, the “I am Hamilton” video feature spotlights Ron Nance, a high school English teacher and rock climbing coach at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. Nance is in his eighteenth year of teaching English and he is energized by his recent role as coach of students in the rock climbing club at the school. The club started in just the high school grades but has now expanded to the middle school grades at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences.
Feb 03
Collegiate High at Chattanooga State 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. Collegiate High at Chattanooga State in the Missionary Ridge 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 03
Teachers of the Year are selected for Hamilton County Schools
Hamilton County Schools surprised three of the best classroom teachers in the district today with the announcement of their selection as a Teacher of the Year for the school system. The Teachers of the Year are Michelle Bailey, a multiage teacher at Thrasher Elementary School, for the elementary grades division; David Jackson, a seventh-grade teacher at Brown Middle School, for middle grades in the fifth through eighth-grade division; and Emily McDonald, a math teacher at Red Bank High School in the high school division. Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson made the announcements this morning by surprising the teachers in their classrooms. These three exceptional teachers will now advance to the state level in the Teacher of the Year recognition for Tennessee.
Jan 31
Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts 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. Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts magnet school in the Rock Point Learning Community displays the new banner from the state recognizing their accomplishment at the school’s 11th Annual Dinner and the Arts event held on Friday. The talent showcase celebrated CCA’s 20th anniversary. 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.
Jan 29
Student artwork selected to decorate EPB utility boxes in the community
EPB has selected five winners from Hamilton County Schools for their second annual “ArtSpark Goes to School” challenge. Five students from Hamilton County Schools were honored by EPB recently at the UTC Challenger Center when EPB announced the selection of their artwork. The winners were Kim Delgadillo and Lily Michel from Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts, Yisel Garcia and Addison Hamilton from Hixson High and Amilcar Vargas Lucas from The Howard School. The winning artwork will be showcased on EPB utility boxes this spring in Downtown Chattanooga and on the North Shore.
Jan 28
I Am Hamilton - Kaylea Moore, a student at Tyner Academy
Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights Kaylea Moore, a sophomore in the UTC Institute of Teaching and Learning at Tyner Academy. Kaylea is a student ambassador for the UTC Institute and represents the program and school at special functions and meetings. She helps to recruit prospective students into the program and hosts visitors and guests interested in the program. Kaylea recently helped when the school hosted Frank Brogan from the U.S. Department of Education. Along with her institute activities, she is also ranked number one in her class.
Jan 24
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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!