Hamilton County Schools report 2018 state testing reveals major student growth

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Hamilton County Schools says the district made major improvements from last year. Hamilton County Schools earned a record Level 5 status in student academic growth in all five categories. The district scored an overall Level 1 just two years ago, Level 3 overall last year, and jumped to Level 5 across the board for student academic growth in 2019 state testing results.

45 of the 74 schools are now considered at level 5 school overall. 32 schools are considered "Reward Schools" which is double the number from last year.

Watch Kiley Thomas' 5:30 p.m. coverage here:

80% of teachers met or exceeded student growth expectations. According to Johnson, only 45% of teachers fell in this category a few years ago.

“The growth of our schools and students this year underscores everyone’s commitment to exceeding expectations, and because of the efforts of our teachers, leaders, staff, board, community, and students we have improved at rates that are simply remarkable,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “On state academic growth, our schools and students knocked it out of the park!”

21 schools also earned Level 5 in all five categories: Allen Elementary, Alpine Crest Elementary, Apison Elementary, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Upper, Clifton Hills Elementary, DuPont Elementary, East Hamilton Middle/High School, East Brainerd Elementary, East Ridge Elementary, East Side Elementary, Hamilton County Collegiate High at Chattanooga State, Wolftever Creek Elementary, Ooltewah Elementary, Red Bank Elementary, Red Bank Middle, Red Bank High, Sale Creek Middle/High, Wallace A. Smith Elementary, Westview Elementary, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, and Chattanooga Preparatory School.

45 schools earned Level 5 overall composite in 2019. Harrison Bay Learning Community – Ooltewah Elementary, Bess T. Shepherd Elementary, Lakeside Academy, Snow Hill Elementary, Wallace A. Smith Elementary, Wolftever Creek Elementary. Missionary Ridge Learning Community - Apison Elementary, Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts, East Brainerd Elementary, East Hamilton Middle/High, East Ridge Elementary, East Ridge Middle, East Ridge High, East Side Elementary, Hamilton County Collegiate High at Chattanooga State, Tyner Middle Academy, Tyner Academy, Westview Elementary. North River Learning Community - Allen Elementary, Big Ridge Elementary, Daisy Elementary, DuPont Elementary, Hixson Elementary, Hixson Middle, Hixson High, Loftis Middle, McConnell Elementary, Middle Valley Elementary, Sale Creek Middle/High, Soddy Elementary. Opportunity Zone Learning Community – Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy, Clifton Hills Elementary, East Lake Elementary. Rock Point Learning Community - Alpine Crest Elementary, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Upper, Lookout Mountain Elementary, Red Bank Elementary, Red Bank Middle, Red Bank High, Rivermont Elementary, Thrasher Elementary. Charter Schools – Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence, Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence Middle, and Chattanooga Preparatory School

Depend on us to update this story as we learn more.

PREVIOUSLY:

On Wednesday, school and county leaders say they will announce major student achievements in Hamilton County.

They plan to share the results from the first year of Future Ready 2023.

The five-year strategic plan lays out what Superintendent Doctor Bryan Johnson calls "bold and ambitious" goals for improvement.

In the above video announcement from Hamilton County Schools, Dr. Johnson says Hamilton County is on its way to becoming the fastest improving district in the state.

Wednesday's announcement is expected to break down those improvements and what's to come.

The announcement is also expected to include which schools the state selected as "reward schools".

The meeting will be held at the Tennessee aquarium at 1 o'clock this afternoon

Depend on us to keep you updated.

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