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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Hamilton County School District is an above average, public school district located in Chattanooga, TN. It has 45,052 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.

Hamilton County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
170 responses
Average ACT
24
2,403 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
45,052
Free or Reduced Lunch
37.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,336
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,772/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$43,964
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,100
National
$184,700

Hamilton County School District Reviews

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My name is Kennedy Bass I am 17 years old and my experience with Hamilton county has been okay. We are a pretty divided District but seem to get along in some cases. I do not have anything against Hamilton county other than that they can do more for their inner-city schools like Howard, Brainerd, and Tyner. It disturbs me because I previously attended East Hamilton high school for two years and now more recently, I'm attending an inner-city school where there is a lack of support that is needed in these schools. For example, we cannot afford a coach in sports soccer, lacrosse, track and field, and softball.
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Before attending Collegiate High School I attended Boyd Buchanan and I was a cheerleader. I loved this and never thought I would want to change schools, but due to health issues I was unable to cheer so I began looking for more opportunities. Now that I am attending Collegiate High I able to do full time duel enrollment to get ahead in college! With my time there the faculty have been very helpful and want the best for me. They made sure to help me feel welcome and still continue to this day! I have loved every second of being there and I am looking forward to another year!
There are many great qualities to Hamilton County. I believe it to be a very nurturing environment, and I wholeheartedly enjoyed the education I received there. It isn’t the best in all areas but there are specific schools in the county that offer different things. We have STEM schools, Performing Art schools and many others. To be successful here you just need to find you Niche(your proper fit).