Hamilton County Schools

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Hamilton County Schools
Type and location
Grades K-12
Country USA
Location Hamilton County, Tennessee
District information
Superintendent Dr. Jim Scales
Schools 78
Students and staff
Students 42,000
Athletic conference TSSAA
Other information
Website http://www.hcde.org/

Hamilton County Schools is the school district that serves Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA. About 2,300 high school seniors graduated from the system in May 2011.[1]


The Department of Education serves about 42,000 students in Hamilton County using 6,500 employees at 78 schools.

High Schools[edit]

The Secondary Education Division provides 17 high schools to serve students in grades 9–12.

Combination Schools[edit]

Middle Schools[edit]

Students in grades 6–8 are served by 21 middle schools.

  • Brown Middle School
  • Dalewood Middle School
  • East Lake Academy
  • East Ridge Middle School
  • Hixson Middle School
  • Hunter Middle School
  • Loftis Middle School
  • Normal Park-Upper Middle School
  • Ooltewah Middle School
  • Orchard Knob Middle School
  • Red Bank Middle School
  • Soddy Daisy Middle School
  • Tyner Academy

Dalewood Middle School is a middle school located in Chattanooga educates students in 6 – 8th grade.The school mission statement is Dalewood Middle School’s mission is to positively impact students, socially and academically, by strengthening their character to become lifelong learners and productive citizens. The school’s vision statement is Dalewood Middle School will provide a positive, creative, safe environment that fosters academic excellence through respectful relationships. The school’s values and beliefs include the following: honesty, integrity, mutual respect. Creating change and adapting to change are key elements to success. All students have talents and abilities worth developing. High expectations will yield higher results. As of 2014. The school principal is Mr. Christian Earl. The school mascot and team name is the Blue Knights. The school offers the following athletic extracurricular activities: football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, track, and cheerleading. Approximately 500 students enroll each year. Notable alumni of Dalewood Middle School include Usher Raymond, R&B musician and actor, known professionally as "Usher".[2]Mr. Raymond visited students in February of 2014 to recognize honor roll students and encouraged the entire school body to work hard as they prepare for state level testing.

Loftis Middle School is situated in Hixson, and consists of 6 – 8th grades. Brent Eller is the current principal. Loftis Middle was established in 1994 and was open by 1995.[3]

Elementary Schools[edit]

There are 46 Elementary schools serving students in grades K-5.

  • Allen Elementary
  • Alpine Crest Elementary
  • Apison Elementary
  • Barger Academy
  • Battle Academy
  • Big Ridge Elementary
  • Birchwood Elementary
  • Brown Academy
  • Calvin Donaldson
  • Clifton Hills Elementary
  • CSAS (K-5)
  • CSLA
  • Daisy Elementary
  • Du Pont Elementary
  • East Brainerd Elementary
  • East Lake Elementary
  • East Ridge Elementary
  • East Side Elementary
  • Falling Water Elementary
  • Ganns Middle Valley
  • Hardy Elementary
  • Harrison Elementary
  • Hillcrest Elementary
  • Hixson Elementary
  • Lakeside Academy of Math, Science and Technology
  • Lookout Mountain Elementary
  • Lookout Valley Elementary
  • McConnell Elementary
  • Nolan Elementary
  • Normal Park-Lower
  • North Hamilton County
  • Ootlewah Elementary
  • Orchard Knob Elementary
  • Red Bank Elementary
  • Rivermont Elementary
  • Bess T. Sheperd
  • Wallace A. Smith Elementary
  • Show Hill Elementary
  • Soddy Elementary
  • Spring Creek Elementary
  • Thrasher Elementary
  • Westview Elementary
  • Wolftever CreekElementary
  • Woodmore Elementary

Alternative schools[edit]

The system provides four schools to serve special needs students, students at risk, high achievement students, and students with behavioral problems.

  • Dawn School
  • Hamilton County High School
  • Middle College High School
  • Washington Alternative School


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