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Published June 4, 2021
The Tennessee Conservative Staff –
Hamilton County, TN – The latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report place eight Hamilton County Schools in the Top 100 in the state of Tennessee.
Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts came in as the tenth top-rated high school in Tennessee.
• Signal Mountain Middle – High School ranked as number 26
• Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy ranked as number 28
• Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences ranked as number 41
• Hamilton County Collegiate High At Chattanooga State as number 47
• Soddy Daisy High School as number 48
• East Hamilton High School as number 60
• and STEM School Chattanooga at number 97.
Dr. Bryan Johnson, Superintendent of Hamilton County Schools said, “Hamilton County Schools is proud of the work these schools have done to receive this type of recognition. A key focus in our strategic plan is strengthening our high schools so they can best prepare our students for the next step after graduation, and having eight of our high schools make the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Rankings affirms our work.”
U.S. News and World Report also ranked the top schools within Hamilton County.
Here are the top ten:
1 – Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts
2 – Signal Mountain Middle – High School
3. Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
4. Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
5. Hamilton County Collegiate High At Chattanooga State
6. Soddy Daisy High School
7. East Hamilton High School
8. Heritage High School
9. STEM School Chattanooga
10. Ivy Academy Inc.
According to the Tennessee Department of Education, High School students in Tennessee re tested in English, math, biology, chemistry and U.S. history.
To graduate, Tennessee high school students must earn 22 credits in various subjects, including three credits in social studies.
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To compile their annual “Best High Schools” rankings, U.S. News and World Report reviews data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well the high schools prepare students for life after school.
Out of 385 high schools in 129 districts, 354 high schools were ranked.
According to U.S. News and World Report, Tennessee has 18,546 full-time high school teachers employed and a total of 305,297 high school students.