15 August 2019

Hamilton Co. and Chattanooga City Schools, 1905-present

New Walnut Grove (later East Brainerd) School, 1926

The growth of schools in Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga from the earliest date for which the Chattanooga Public Library has record to the current year (2019).  Not every year is represented, of course, but enough to get a general idea of their development and change over the past one hundred fourteen years.

The Chattanooga City Schools system was established in 1867, while the Hamilton County Schools system was established in 1873.  From their inception in 1867 and 1873 until 1962, both systems segregated their students by race as a matter of law and policy. 

After that date, the schools were legally technically desegregated; practically was another matter entirely.  Some schools were better than others, at least for a while.

In cases where the name of a school for black children shared a name with a school for white children, the descriptor “Colored” was added to the name of the one for Afro-American kids, even if it was older (as was the case with Chickamauga and East Dale).

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1905-1906

In 1902, separate high school programs were added to the following schools, though the classes continued to meet in one building, sometimes in one room: Hixson, Sale Creek, Soddy, Tyner, Ridgedale, Birchwood, and Walnut Grove.

White

Avondale School; Dodson and Camden
Central Grove School
Chickamauga School; at the later Lovell Field
Coulterville School
Daisy School; absorbed McCormick’s Chapel
East Lake School; E. 37th and 14th Ave.
East Side School; in the later East Ridge
Fairmount School
Fairview School; vicinity of Hixson
Flat Top School
Fox’s School; vicinity of Sale Creek
Gann School
Gold Point School
Harrison School
Hill City School, East Side
Hill City School, West Side
Hixson School
Hot Water School; vicinity of Soddy
Igou’s Ferry School
Jersey School
Mayflower School; vicinity of Sale Creek
Mission Ridge School; next to Bragg Reservation
Mount Tabor School
Mountain Creek School
Mowbray School
No. 2 School; vicinity of Sale Creek
No. 3 School; vicinity of Igou’s Ferry
No. 7 School; vicinity of Gold Point
Oak Hill School
Oakdale School
Oakwood School; vicinity of Fairmount
Orange Grove School; Main and Fagan, in the suburb of Orange Grove
Pine Hill School
Red Bank School
Retro School; in Bakewell
Ridgedale School
Annex to Ridgedale School
St. Elmo School; W. 37th and Broad
Annex to St. Elmo School
St. Elmo School, 20th District; W. 47th St. and St. Elmo Ave.
Sale Creek School
Sawyers School
Shady Grove School; Hixson Pike near Soddy Creek
Shallow Ford School; formerly Hornville School
Sherman Heights School; Cushman and Harrison/Dodson Ave.
Silverdale School
Soddy School
Spring Creek School
Sunnyside School; Germantown Road
Tyner School
Union Fork School; vicinity of Soddy
**Walnut Grove School (South Gunbarrel Road)
Wauhatchie School

*Highland Park School had already been annexed to the Chattanooga City Schools (CCS) in 1904, though it was several years before the suburb of Highland Park itself was successfully annexed.  In 1905, the suburb incorporated to prevent that.

**Like many other schools, Walnut Grove’s history actually began many decades before under another guise, that of Concord School both before and after the war, then as Mackie School (the first public school in the community) before becoming Walnut Grove.

Black

Chickamauga School (Colored); at the current Whispering Pines Mobile Homes)
Churchville School; merged into Orchard Knob
Coulterville School (Colored)
Fort Cheatham School; Grant and E. 24th
Hill City School (Colored)
Hixson School (Colored)
Magby Pond School
Mission Ridge School (Colored); 237 Shallowford Road
No. 6 School; vicinity of Soddy
Orchard Knob School; E. 4th and Orchard Knob
Retro School (Colored); Bakewell
Sherman Heights School (Colored); 2410 Dodson Avenue
Soddy School (Colored)
St. Elmo School; W. 38th and Church Sts.
Turkey Foot School
Tyner School (Colored); Hawkinsville
Wauhatchie School  (Colored); merged into St. Elmo (Colored)

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1907-1908

Hamilton County got its first separate high schools in this term, Central (on Dodds Avenue), Soddy, and Tyner.  Hixson followed the next school year.  In the early years, a high school usually included grades 7-12.

White

Central High School; absorbed Ridgedale’s secondary classes)

Avondale School
Central Grove School
Chickamauga School
Coulterville School; merged into Sale Creek)
Daisy School
East Chattanooga School
East Lake School
East Side School; consolidated with Spring Creek as John Ross)
Fairmount School
Fairview School
Flat Top School
Gann School
Gold Point School
Harrison School
Hill City School, South Side
Hill City School, North Side
Hixson School
Igou’s Ferry School
King’s Point School
Jersey School
Mayflower School
Mission Ridge School
Mount Tabor School
Mountain Creek School
Mowbray School
Montlake School
No. 2 School
No. 3 School
Oak Hill School
Oakdale School
Oakwood School
Orange Grove School
Pine Hill School
Red Bank School
Retro School
Ridgedale School
St. Elmo School; became North St. Elmo
St. Elmo School, 20th District; became South St. Elmo
Sale Creek School
Sawyers School
Shady Grove School
Shallow Ford School; became East Dale
Sherman Heights; became East Chattanooga
Shoals School; Cash Canyon Road
Silverdale School
Soddy School; 1-12
Spring Creek School; consolidated with East Side as John Ross
Sunnyside School
Tyner School; 1-12
Union Fork School
Walden School
Walnut Grove School
Wauhatchie School

Black

Chickamauga Colored School
Coulterville School (Colored); merged into Soddy (Colored)
Daisy School (Colored)
Fort Cheatham School
Hill City School (Colored)
Hixson School (Colored)
Magby Pond School
Mission Ridge School (Colored); became East Dale (Colored)
No. 6 School
Orchard Knob School
Retro School (Colored)
Sherman Heights School (Colored); became East Chattanooga (Colored)
Soddy School (Colored)
St. Elmo School (Colored)
Turkey Foot School
Tyner School

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1911-1912

White

Central High School
Hixson High School
Soddy High School
Tyner High School

Alton Park School
Avondale School; annexed to CCS 1925
Central Grove School
Chickamauga School
Daisy School
East Chattanooga School; formerly Sherman Heights; annexed to CCS 1925
East Lake School; annexed to CCS 1925
Fairview School
Fairmount School
Ganns School
Gold Point School
Harrison School
Hixson School
Igou School
Kings Point School
Jersey School
Miller Grove School
Mission Ridge School
Mountain Creek School
Normal Park School
South Side, North Chattanooga School
Oak Hill School
Oakwood School; merged into Fairmount
Orange Grove School; annexed into CCS 1914
Pine Hill School; became Pineville
Ridgedale School; annexed into CCS 1914
Red Bank School
Retro School; became Bakewell
John Ross School; East Side and Spring Creek consolidated
Sawyers School
Shady Grove School
Shoals School; became Riverside
Silverdale School
Soddy School
Sunnyside School
Tyner School
Union Fork School; merged into Soddy
Walnut Grove School; moved to Bird’s Mill Road 1912
Wauhatchie School; replaced by Patten’s Chapel

*Oak Grove School, not on this list, was built in 1913 and annexed into CCS 1914.

Black

Chickamauga School (Colored)
Daisy School (Colored)
East Chattanooga School (Colored); closed by CCS 1925
East Dale School (Colored); was Mission Ridge (Colored)
East End School; Rossville Ave.
Fort Cheatham School; annexed to CCS 1925
Hixson Colored School
Magby Pond School; consolidated into Washington School 1924
North Chattanooga Colored School
Orchard Knob School; annexed to CCS 1925
Retro School (Colored); became Bakewell (Colored)
Soddy School (Colored)
Turkey Foot School; consolidated into Washington School 1924
Tyner School (Colored); consolidated into Washington School 1924

*Abraham Lincoln High School opened in the 1914-195 school year at the northwest corner of N. Holly St. and Citico Ave.

James County Schools (JCS), 1919

In 1871, the eastern part of Hamilton County and some western parts of Bradley County were divided off to form James County.  In the east, county line ran southwesterly from Harrison, passing east of the George House house in Silverdale and meeting the Georgia stateline at or near Blackwell’s Ford (behind the far end of the driving range at Council Fire). 

In 1919, beset by many problems that included two county courthouses burning down, James County folded and returned to Hamilton, taking the parts contributed by Bradley.

Most of these mergers and consolidations took place prior to Hamilton County absorbing these schools, but some took place after.

White

James County High School; became Ooltewah High

Apison School
Baker’s School; merged into Birchwood
Blue Springs School; consolidated into Friendship
Cross Roads School; merged into Snow Hill
Deer Lick School; consolidated into Friendship
Fairview School; merged into Ooltewah
Friendship School
Honestville School; merged into Ooltewah
Howardville School; merged into Apison 1925
Maddux School
New Union School; merged into Meadowview
Ooltewah School
Priddy School; consolidated into Friendship
Prospect School; merged into Apison)
Providence School; merged into Snow Hill
Rains School; consolidated into Friendship
Rutherford Graded School; became Birchwood School
Salem School
Savannah Grove School; merged into Meadowview
Sylar School; merged into Ooltewah
Tallant School; merged into Ooltewah
Union Shed School; became Howardville
West Point School; changed to Westview
White Oak School; merged into Westview

Black

Apison School (Colored); closed due to lack of pupils
Georgetown School (Colored)
Ooltewah School (Colored); merged into Summit
Summit School

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1921-1922

White

Chattanooga High School; formerly Wyatt High

East Side Junior High School; Main and Kelly
Central Junior High School; E. 8th and Houston in the formerly City High building; became Dickinson Jr. High

First District School; McCallie and Douglas, became Clara Carpenter
Second District School; E. 11th and Cedar, formerly 3rd Ward
Third District School; Williams and 21st, formerly 5th Ward
Highland Park School; Hawthorne and Union
Chestnut Street School; Chestnut and W. 4th
Hemlock School; Highland Park and E. 12th, formerly 4th District
Jefferson Street School; Jefferson and E. 18th
Open Air School, Dodds Avenue
Oak Grove School
Orange Grove School
Park Place School, E. 9th and Fairview
Ridgedale School, Dodds and Anderson

Black

*Oliver O. Howard School; Carter and W. 10th
Chattanooga Avenue School; 28th and Williams
East Fifth Street School; E. 5th and Southern Railway
Main Street School; Main and College
Eleventh Street School; E. 11th and Fairview

*Howard School is the oldest continuing public school in the city, founded 1865

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1927-1928

White

Central High School
Ooltewah High School
Tyner High School

Conner Junior High School

Alton Park School; Highland and W. 47th
Amnicola School; end of Curtain Pole Road
Apison School
Bakewell School
Birchwood School
Brown’s Chapel School
Central Grove School; merged into Red Bank
Chickamauga School
Daisy School
East Brainerd School; formerly Walnut Grove, now on Bird’s Mill Rd.
East Dale School; was Shallow Ford
East Ridge School
Fairmount School
Fairview School
Flat Top School
Friendship School
Ganns School
Gold Point School
Harrison School
Hixson School
Jersey School
Kings Point School
Lupton City School
Miller’s Grove School
Mission Ridge School
Montlake School; merged into Mowbray
Mountain Creek School
Mowbray School
Mount Tabor School
New Providence School
Normal Park School
North Chattanooga School
North St. Elmo School; W. 37th and Tennessee
Oak Hill School
Ooltewah School
Patten’s Chapel School
Pineville School; formerly Pine Hill
Red Bank School
Riverside School; formerly Shoals
Robert’s Mill School; in Falling Water
Sale Creek School
Salem School; vicinity of Birchwood
Sawyer School
Shady Grove School
Silverdale School
Snow Hill School
Soddy School
South St. Elmo School
Sunnyside School
Tyner Grammar School
West View School
White Oak School

Black

Bakewell School (Colored); formerly Retro (Colored)
Chickamauga School (Colored)
East Dale School (Colored); Line and South Sts., Eastdale
Georgetown School (Colored)
Harrison School (Colored)
Hixson School (Colored)
North Chattanooga School (Colored)
Soddy School (Colored)
St. Elmo School (Colored)
Summit School
Booker T. Washington School; consolidation of Turkey Foot, Magby Pond, Tyner (Colored)

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1928-1929

White

Chattanooga High School
Chattanooga Vocational School
Dickinson Junior High School; formerly Central Jr. High
East Lake Junior High School
East Side Junior High School
Richard Hardy Junior High School; Dodson, near Glass

Avondale School
Clara Carpenter School; E. 5th and Douglas, formerly First District
Clifton Hills School, Rossville and E. 31st
Cedar Hill School; E. 48th and 14th Ave.
East Chattanooga School
East Lake School
H. Clay Evans School; W. 6th and Poplar
Hemlock School
Highland Park School
Jefferson Street School
Oak Grove School
Orange Grove School
Park Place School
Ridgedale School
Third District School

Black

Howard High School
Lincoln Junior High School (formerly Lincoln High)

Chattanooga Avenue School
East Fifth Street School
Fort Cheatham School
Main Street School
Orchard Knob School; designated Tenth District, but reverted to original name
Second District School; Cedar and W. 11th
Joseph E. Smith School; E. 10th and Peeples

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1928-1929

White

Birchwood High School
Central High School
Daisy High School
Hixson High School
Ooltewah High School
Sale Creek High School
Soddy High School
Tyner High School

Lookout Mountain Junior High School

Alton Park School
Amnicola School
Apison School
Bakewell School
Birchwood School
Bonny Oaks Industrial School*
G. Russell Brown School; North Chattanooga
Brown’s Chapel School
Central Grammar and Junior High School
Chickamauga School
Daisy School
East Brainerd School; formerly Walnut Grove
East Dale School
East Ridge School
Falling Water School
Fairmount School
Fairview School
Flat Top School
Friendship School
Gann’s School
Gold Point School
Harrison School
Hixson School
Jersey School
Kings Point School
Anna B. Lacey School
Lookout Mountain School
Lupton City School
Maddux School; merged into Friendship
Meadowview School
Miller’s Grove School
Mission Ridge School
Mountain Creek School
Mowbray School
New Providence School
Normal Park School
Oak Hill School
Ooltewah School
Patten’s Chapel School; became John A. Patten
Pine Breeze School*
Pineville School
Red Bank School
Riverside School
Sale Creek School
Salem School
Louie Sanderson School; North St. Elmo
Sawyer School
Shady Grove School
Signal Mountain School
Silverdale School
Snow Hill School
South St. Elmo School
Soddy School
Sunnyside School
Tyner Grammar School
West View School
White Oak School

Black

Bakewell School
Bonny Oaks Industrial School*
Chickamauga School
East Dale School (Colored)
Georgetown School (Colored)
Harrison School (Colored)
Roland Hays School; Riverside Dr. and Crutchfield St.
Hixson School (Colored)
Lookout Mountain School (Colored)
North Chattanooga School (Colored)
Pine Breeze School**
Soddy School (Colored)
St. Elmo School (Colored)
Summit School
Washington School

*Bonny Oaks Industrial School was operated by the county as of this year
**Pine Breeze School was operated by Pine Breeze Sanitarium
By necessity, both of these met in the same building but in segregated classrooms.

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1930-1931

White

Chattanooga High School
Chattanooga Technical School

Brainerd Junior High School
Dickinson Junior High School
East Lake Junior High School
East Side Junior High School
Hardy Junior High School

Alton Park School
Avondale School
G. Russell Brown School
Clara Carpenter School
Cedar Hill School (annexed 1925)
Central Grammar School
Clifton Hills School (annexed 1925)
East Chattanooga School
East Lake School
H. Clay Evans School
Glenwood School
Hemlock School
Highland Park School
Jefferson Street School
Mission Ridge School
Normal Park School
Oak Grove School
Orange Grove School
Park Place School
Ridgedale School
Louie Sanderson School
South St. Elmo School
Sunnyside School
Third District School

Black

Howard High School
Lincoln Junior High School

Calvin Donaldson School; Hooker Road
Chattanooga Avenue School
East Fifth Street School
Fort Cheatham School
Main Street School
Orchard Knob School
Second District School
Joseph E. Smith School
Spears Avenue School; formerly Hill City Colored, Spears & Mattucks

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1933-1934

White

Chattanooga High School
Brainerd Junior High School
Chattanooga Technical School

Dickinson Junior High School
East Lake Junior High School
East Side Junior High School
Hardy Junior High School
Lookout Junior High School
North Chattanooga Junior High School

Alton Park School
Avondale School
G. Russell Brown School (North Chattanooga)
Clara Carpenter School
Cedar Hill School
Central Grammar School
Clifton Hills School
East Chattanooga School
East Lake School
H. Clay Evans School
Glenwood School
Hemlock School
Highland Park School
Jefferson Street School
Mission Ridge School
Normal Park School
Oak Grove School
Orange Grove School
Park Place School
Ridgedale School
Louie Sanderson School (North St. Elmo)
South St. Elmo School
Sunnyside School
Third District School

Black

Howard High School
Lincoln Junior High School

Calvin Donaldson School; W. 37th and Frederick
Chattanooga Avenue School
East Fifth Street School
Fort Cheatham School
Main Street School
Orchard Knob School
Park City School; 2608 Cannon St.
Second District School
Joseph E. Smith School
Spears Avenue School

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1934-1935

White

Birchwood High School
Central High School
Daisy High School; consolidated into Soddy-Daisy High 1937
Hixson High School
Ooltewah High School
Sale Creek High School
Soddy High School; consolidated into Soddy-Daisy High 1937
Tyner Junior High and High School

Lookout Junior High School; annexed to CCS
Red Bank Junior High School

Amnicola School
Apison School
Bakewell School
Birchwood School
Bonny Oaks Industrial School
Chickamauga School; closed by expansion of Lovell Field 1935
Daisy School
East Brainerd School
East Dale School
East Ridge School
Falling Water School
Fairmount School; consolidated with Signal Mountain
Fairview School
Flat Top School
Friendship School
Gann’s School; consolidated into Gann’s-Middle Valley
Gold Point School; consolidated into Gann’s-Middle Valley
Harrison School
Hixson School
Jersey School
Kings Point School
Anna B. Lacey School
Lookout Mountain School
Lupton City School
Maddux School; merged into Friendship
Meadowview School
Miller’s Grove School; consolidated into Gann’s-Middle Valley
Mission Ridge School; annexed to CCS
Mountain Creek School
Mowbray School
New Providence School
Oak Hill School
Ooltewah School
John A. Patten School; formerly Patten’s Chapel
Pineville School; formerly Pine Hill
Red Bank Elementary School
Riverside School
Sale Creek School
Salem School
Louie Sanderson School; North St. Elmo
Sawyer School
Shady Grove School; merged into Soddy 1937
Signal Mountain School
Silverdale School; consolidated with Tyner as Bess T. Shepherd 1937
Snow Hill School
South St. Elmo School
Soddy School
Sunnyside School
Tyner Elementary School; consolidated with Silverdale as Bess T. Shepherd 1937)
West View School
White Oak School

Black

Bakewell School (Colored)
Bonny Oaks Industrial School
Chickamauga Colored School (Colored)
East Dale School (Colored)
Georgetown School (Colored)
Harrison School (Colored); merged into Washington 1938
Roland B. Hays School
Hixson School (Colored)
Lookout Mountain School (Colored)
North Chattanooga School (Colored)
Pine Breeze School
Soddy School (Colored)
Summit School
Washington Elementary and Junior High School

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1940-1941

Hixson High School
Ooltewah High School
Soddy-Daisy High School
Tyner Junior High and High School

Red Bank Junior High School

Birchwood Elementary and High School
Sale Creek Elementary and High School

Amnicola School
Apison School
Nathan Bachman School
Bakewell School
Bonny Oaks Industrial School
Daisy School
Central High School
East Brainerd School
East Dale School
East Ridge School
Edwards Point School
Fairmount School; merged into Signal Mountain
Fairview School; merged into Hixson
Falling Water School
Flat Top School; merged into Mowbray
Friendship School
Gann’s-Middle Valley
Harrison Consolidated School
Hixson Elementary School
Jersey School; consolidated into Kings Point-Jersey
Kings Point School; consolidated into Kings Point-Jersey
Anna B. Lacey School
Lookout Mountain School
Lupton City School
Meadowview School
Mountain Creek School
Mowbray School
New Providence School
Ooltewah Elementary School
John A. Patten School
Pineville School
Red Bank Elementary School
Sawyer School
Signal Mountain School
Snow Hill School
Soddy School
West View School
White Oak School

Black

Bakewell School (Colored)
Bonny Oaks Industrial School
Chickamauga School
East Dale School (Colored)
Pine Breeze School
Roland Hays School
Hixson School (Colored)
Lookout Mountain School (Colored)
Soddy School (Colored)
Summit School
Washington Elementary and High School

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1940-1941

White

Chattanooga High School
Chattanooga Vocational School

Brainerd Junior High School
Dickinson Junior High School
East Lake Junior High School
East Side Junior High School
Hardy Junior High School
Lookout Junior High School
North Chattanooga Junior High School

Alton Park School
Avondale School
G. Russell Brown School (North Chattanooga)
Clara Carpenter School
Cedar Hill School
Central Elementary School
Clifton Hills School
East Chattanooga School
East Lake Elementary School
H. Clay Evans School
Glenwood School
Hemlock School
Highland Park School
Jefferson Street School
Mission Ridge School
Normal Park School
Oak Grove School
Orange Grove School
Park Place School
Ridgedale School
Louie Sanderson School (North St. Elmo)
South St. Elmo School
Sunnyside School
Third District School

Black

Howard High School

Calvin Donaldson Elementary and Junior High School
Chattanooga Avenue School
East Fifth Street Elementary and Junior High School
Fort Cheatham School
James A. Henry School (W. 12th and Grove)
Main Street School
Orchard Knob Elementary and Junior High School
Park City School
Second District Elementary and Junior High School
Joseph E. Smith School
Spears Avenue School

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1950-1951

White

Amnicola School
Apison School
Bachman School
Bakewell School
Birchwood Elementary and High School
Bonny Oaks Industrial School
Central High School
Daisy School
East Brainerd School
East Dale School (annexed to CCS 1953)
East Ridge School
Edwards Point School
Falling Water School
Gann’s-Middle Valley School
Harrison School
Hixson Elementary and High School
Jersey-Kings Point School
Anna B. Lacey School
Elbert Long School (annexed by CCS)
Lookout Mountain School
Lupton City School
Meadowview School
Mountain Creek School
Mowbray School
New Providence School
Ooltewah Elementary School
Ooltewah High School
John A. Patten School
Pineville School
Red Bank Elementary School
Red Bank Junior High School
Sale Creek Elementary and High School
Sawyer School
Bess T. Shepherd School
Signal Mountain School
Snow Hill School
Soddy School
Soddy-Daisy High School
Tyner High School
West View School
White Oak School

Black

Bakewell School (Colored)
Chickamauga School
East Dale Colored School (closed by CCS 1953; students to Chickamauga)
Roland Hays School
Lookout Mountain School (Colored)
Soddy School (Colored)
Summit School
Washington Elementary and High School

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1950-1951

White

Chattanooga High School (10-12)
Kirkman Vocational School (9-12)

Brainerd Junior High School
Dickinson Junior High School
East Lake Junior High School
East Side Junior High School
Hardy Junior High School
Lookout Junior High School
North Chattanooga Junior High School

Alton Park Elementary School
Avondale Elementary School
G. Russell Brown Elementary School
Clara Carpenter Elementary School
Cedar Hill Elementary School; 13th Avenue
Central Elementary School; 410 Colville St.
Clifton Hills Elementary School
East Chattanooga Elementary School
East Lake Elementary School
H. Clay Evans Elementary School
Glenwood Elementary School
Hemlock Elementary School
Highland Park Elementary School
Jefferson Street Elementary School; became William J. Davenport
Missionary Ridge Elementary School
Normal Park Elementary School
Oak Grove Elementary School
Ridgedale Elementary School
Louie Sanderson Elementary School
South St. Elmo Elementary School
Sunnyside Elementary School
Third District Elementary School; 2100 Long St.

Black

Howard High School; 1001 Carter St.
Second District Junior High School

Calvin Donaldson Elementary and Junior High School
Chattanooga Avenue School
East Fifth Street Elementary and Junior High School
Fort Cheatham School
James A. Henry School
Orchard Knob Elementary and Junior High School
Park City School
Joseph E. Smith School
Spears Avenue School
West Main Street School

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1960-1961

White

Central High School (7-12)
East Ridge High School (7-12)
Hixson High School (7-12)
Ooltewah High School (7-12)
Red Bank High School
Soddy-Daisy High School (9-12)
Tyner High School (10-12)
Red Bank Junior High School
Signal Mountain Junior High School (6-9)
Tyner Junior High School

Birchwood School (1-12)
Sale Creek School (1-12)

John H. Allen Elementary School (1-8)
Alpine Crest Elementary School
Amnicola Elementary School
Apison Elementary School (1-8)
Bachman Elementary School
Bakewell Elementary School
Bonny Oaks Industrial School
Daisy Elementary School (1-8)
East Brainerd Elementary School
East Ridge Elementary School
Edwards Point Elementary School (1-8)
Falling Water Elementary School
Gann’s-Middle Valley School
Harrison Elementary School
Hixson Elementary School
Jersey-Kings Point Elementary School; became Hillcrest
Anna B. Lacey Elementary School
Lookout Mountain Elementary School
McBrien Elementary School
Meadowview Elementary School
Mountain Creek Elementary School
Mowbray Elementary School
Ooltewah Elementary School
John A. Patten School
Pineville Elementary School
Red Bank Elementary School
Rivermont Elementary School
Sawyer Elementary School
Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School
Signal Mountain Elementary School (1-5)
Snow Hill Elementary School
Soddy Elementary School (1-8)
West View Elementary School
White Oak Elementary School

Black

Washington High School (7-12)

Bakewell Elementary School (Colored) (1-8)
Chickamauga Elementary School
Roland Hays Elementary School
Lookout Mountain Elementary School (Colored) (1-8)
Soddy Elementary School (Colored)
Summit Elementary School
Washington Elementary School (1-6)

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1960-1961

White

Brainerd High School (7-10)
Chattanooga High School (10-12)
Kirkman Vocational School (9-12)

Brainerd Junior High School
Hardy Junior High School
Lookout Junior High School
North Chattanooga Junior High School

Avondale Elementary School
Henry Barger Elementary School; 4808 Brainerd Rd.
Charles A. Bell Elementary School; 3501 Central Ave.
G. Russell Brown Elementary School
Clara Carpenter Elementary School; 701 E. 5th St.
Old Cedar Hill Elementary School; 4608 13th Avenue
New Cedar Hill Elementary School (4701 Divine Ave.
Clifton Hills School Elementary
William J. Davenport Elementary School; 1800 Jefferson St.
East Chattanooga Elementary School
East Lake Elementary and Junior High School (1-9)
East Side Elementary and Junior High School (1-9)
Eastdale Elementary Elementary School
Mary Ann Garber Elementary School; 2225 Roanoke Ave.
Glenwood Elementary School; Parkwood Ave. and Kilmer St.
Hemlock Elementary School; 1501 E. 12th
Highland Park Elementary School
Elbert Long Elementary and Junior High School
Missionary Ridge Elementary School
Normal Park Elementary School
Oak Grove Elementary School
Park Place School (4 & 6)
Ridgedale Elementary School; 1000 Dodds Ave.
St. Elmo Elementary School
Louie Sanderson Elementary School
Sunnyside Elementary School
Frank H. Trotter Elementary School; 4700 Kirkland Ave.
Woodmore Elementary School

Black

Howard School (1-12)

Second District Junior High School (7-9)

Chattanooga Avenue Elementary School
Calvin Donaldson Elementary School
East Fifth Street Elementary and Junior High School (1-9)
Fort Cheatham Elementary School
James A. Henry Elementary School
Orchard Knob Elementary and Junior High School (1-9; separated next year)
Joseph E. Smith Elementary School
Spears Avenue Elementary School; 1312 Spears Ave.
West Main Street Elementary School; 700 W. Main St.

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1966-1967

High Schools

Central High School (7-12)
East Ridge High School
Hixson High School
Ooltewah High School (7-12)
Red Bank High School
Soddy-Daisy High School
Tyner High School
Washington High School (7-12)

Junior High Schools

East Ridge Junior High School
Hixson Junior High School
Lookout Valley Junior High School
Red Bank Junior High School
Signal Mountain Junior High School
Soddy-Daisy Junior High School
Tyner Junior High School

Full 12-year Schools

Birchwood School
Sale Creek School

Elementary Schools

John H. Allen Elementary School (1-8)
Alpine Crest Elementary School
Amnicola Elementary School
Apison Elementary School
Bachman Elementary School
Bakewell Elementary School
Chickamauga Elementary School
Daisy Elementary School
DuPont Elementary School
East Brainerd School
East Ridge Elementary School
Edwards Point School (1-8)
Falling Water School
Gann’s-Middle Valley
Harrison School
Roland B. Hays School
Hillcrest Elementary School (formerly Jersey-Kings Point)
Hixson Elementary School
Anna B. Lacey Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary School
Elbert Long Elementary and Junior High School
Lookout Mountain Elementary School
McBrien Elementary School
Meadowview Elementary School (1-8)
Mountain Creek Elementary School
Mowbray Elementary School (1-8)
Ooltewah Elementary School
John A. Patten Elementary School
Pineville Elementary School
Red Bank Elementary School
Rivermont Elementary School
Sawyer Elementary School
Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School
Signal Mountain Elementary School (809 Kentucky Ave.)
Snow Hill Elementary School
Soddy Elementary School
Summit School
Wilkes T. Thrasher School (1301 James Blvd.. Signal Mtn.)
Washington Elementary School
West View Elementary School
White Oak Elementary School

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1966-1967

Senior High Schools

Brainerd High School
Chattanooga High School
Howard School Senior Division
Kirkman Technical High School (9-12)
Riverside School Senior Division

Junior High Schools

Alton Park Junior High School
Brainerd Junior High School
East Lake Junior High School
East Side Junior High School
Hardy Junior High School
Howard School Junior Division
Lookout Junior High School
North Chattanooga Junior High School
Orchard Knob Junior High School
Riverside School Junior Division

Elementary Schools

Avondale Elementary School
Henry Barger Elementary School (4808 Brainerd Rd.)
Charles A. Bell Elementary School (3501 Central Ave.)
G. Russell Brown Elementary School
Cedar Hill Elementary School
Clifton Hills School Elementary
William J. Davenport Elementary School (1800 Jefferson St.)
Calvin Donaldson Elementary School
East Chattanooga Elementary School
East Fifth Street School (1-9)
East Lake Elementary Elementary School
Eastdale Elementary Elementary School
Mary Ann Garber Elementary School
Glenwood Elementary School
Hemlock Elementary School
James A. Henry Elementary School
Highland Park Elementary School
Howard School Elementary Division
Elbert Long Elementary and Junior High School
Missionary Ridge Elementary School
Normal Park Elementary School
Oak Grove Elementary School
Orchard Knob Elementary School
Piney Woods Elementary School
Ridgedale Elementary School
St. Elmo Elementary School
Louie Sanderson Elementary School
Joseph E. Smith Elementary School
Sunnyside Elementary School
Frank H. Trotter Elementary School
Woodmore Elementary School

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1975-1976

High Schools

Central High School (9-12)
East Ridge High School (10-12)
Hixson High School (10-12)
Ooltewah High School (9-12)
Red Bank High School
Soddy-Daisy High School

Junior High/Middle Schools

Brown Middle School
East Ridge Junior High School
Hixson Junior High School
Ooltewah Middle School
Red Bank Junior High School
Signal Mountain Junior High School
Soddy-Daisy Junior High School

Full 12-year Schools

Birchwood School (1-12)
Sale Creek School (1-12)

Elementary Schools (1-6)

Allen Elementary School
Alpine Crest Elementary School
Apison Elementary School
Bachman Elementary School
Daisy Elementary School
Dallas Elementary School
East Brainerd Elementary School
East Ridge Elementary School
Falling Water Elementary School
Gann’s-Middle Valley Elementary
Harrison Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School (formerly Jersey-Kings Point)
Hixson Elementary School
Anna B. Elementary Lacey School
Lookout Mountain Elementary School
McBrien Elementary School
Meadowview Elementary School (1-8)
Mountain Creek Elementary School
Mowbray Elementary School (1-8)
Ooltewah Elementary School
Red Bank Elementary School
Sawyer Elementary School
Signal Mountain Elementary School (809 Kentucky Ave.)
Snow Hill Elementary School
Soddy Elementary School
Spring Creek School
Wilkes T. Thrasher Elementary School
Westview Elementary School
White Oak Elementary School

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1975-1976

Senior High Schools

Brainerd High School
Chattanooga High School
Hixson High School
Howard High School
Kirkman Technical High School
Lookout Valley High School
Riverside School High School
Tyner High School

Junior High Schools

Alton Park Junior High School
Brainerd Junior High School
Dalewood Junior High School
East Fifth Street Junior High School
East Lake Junior High School
East Side Junior High School
Hardy Junior High School
Hixson School Junior High School
Elbert Long School
Lookout Junior High School
North Chattanooga Junior High School
Orchard Knob Junior High School
Tyner Junior High School

Elementary Schools

Avondale Elementary School
Henry Barger Elementary School
Charles A. Bell Elementary School
G. Russell Brown Elementary School
Clara Carpenter Elementary School
Chickamauga Elementary School
Clifton Hills Elementary School
Calvin Donaldson Elementary School
DuPont Elementary School
East Brainerd Elementary School
East Chattanooga School
East Lake Elementary School
Eastdale Elementary School
Mary Ann Garber Elementary School
James A. Henry Elementary School
Highland Park Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Hixson Elementary School
Howard Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary School
Missionary Ridge School
Normal Park Elementary School
Oak Grove Elementary School
Orchard Knob Elementary School
Piney Woods Elementary School
Ridgedale Elementary School
Rivermont Elementary School
St. Elmo Elementary School
Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School
Joseph E. Smith Elementary School
Sunnyside Elementary School
Valley View Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
Woodmore Elementary School

Hamilton County Schools, 1985-1986

High Schools

East Ridge High School
Harrison Bay Vocational Technical Center
Ooltewah High School
Red Bank High School
Sequoyah Vocational Technical Center
Soddy-Daisy High School

Junior High/Middle Schools

Brown Middle School
East Ridge Junior High School
Ooltewah Middle School
Red Bank Junior High School
Signal Mountain Junior High School
Soddy-Daisy Junior High School

Full 12-year Schools

Sale Creek School

Elementary Schools

Allen Elementary School
Alpine Crest Elementary School
Apison Elementary School
Bachman Elementary School
Birchwood Elementary School (1-8)
Central High School
Daisy Elementary School
Dallas Elementary School
Dawn School
East Ridge Elementary School
Falling Water Elementary School
Gann’s-Middle Valley Elementary  School
Harrison Elementary School
Lookout Mountain Elementary School
McBrien Elementary School
Mountain Oaks Elementary School (old Ooltewah High building)
Mowbray Elementary School
Ooltewah Elementary School
Red Bank Elementary School
Signal Mountain Elementary School
Snow Hill Elementary School
Soddy Elementary School
Spring Creek Elementary School
Thrasher Elementary School
Westview Elementary School
White Oak Elementary School

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1985-1986

Senior High Schools

Brainerd High School
Chattanooga High School
Hixson High School
Howard High School
Kirkman Technical High School (closed 1991)
Lookout Valley High School
Tyner High School

Junior High Schools

Alton Park Junior High School
Brainerd Junior High School
Dalewood Junior High School
East Lake Junior High School
East Side Junior High School
Hardy Junior High School
Hixson Junior High School
North Chattanooga Junior High School
Orchard Knob Junior High School
Tyner Junior High School

Elementary Schools

Avondale Elementary School
Henry Barger Elementary School
Charles A. Bell Elementary School
Big Ridge Elementary School
G. Russell Brown Elementary School
Chickamauga Elementary School (closed 1987)
Clifton Hills Elementary School
Calvin Donaldson Elementary School
DuPont Elementary School
East Brainerd Elementary School
East Chattanooga Elementary School
East Lake Elementary School
Eastdale Elementary School
Mary Ann Garber Elementary School
James A. Henry Elementary School
Highland Park Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Hixson Elementary School
Howard Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary School
Mountain Creek Elementary School
Normal Park Elementary School
Oak Grove Elementary School
Orchard Knob Elementary School
John A. Patten Elementary School
Piney Woods Elementary School
Ridgedale Elementary School
Rivermont Elementary School
St. Elmo Elementary School
Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School
Sunnyside Elementary School
Valley View Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
Woodmore Elementary School

Hamilton County Schools (HCS), 1988-1989

High Schools

Central High School
East Ridge High School (10-12)
Harrison Bay Vocational Technical Center
Ooltewah High School
Red Bank High School (10-12)
Sequoyah Vocational Technical Center
Soddy-Daisy High School

Junior High/Middle Schools

Brown Middle School
East Ridge Junior High School
Ooltewah Middle School
Red Bank Junior High School
Signal Mountain Junior High School
Soddy-Daisy Junior High School

Full 12-year Schools

Sale Creek Elementary and High School

Elementary Schools

Allen Elementary School
Alpine Crest Elementary School
Apison Elementary School
Bachman Elementary School
Birchwood Elementary School (1-8)
Daisy Elementary School
East Ridge Elementary School
Falling Water Elementary School
Gann’s-Middle Valley Elementary School
Harrison Elementary School
Lookout Mountain Elementary School
McBrien Elementary School
McConnell Elementary School
Mountain Oaks Elementary School (closed in 2000)
Mowbray Elementary School
Ooltewah Elementary School (K-3)
Ooltewah Intermediate School (4-5)
Red Bank Elementary School
Signal Mountain Elementary School
Snow Hill Elementary School
Soddy Elementary School
Spring Creek Elementary School
Thrasher Elementary School
Westview Elementary School
White Oak Elementary School

Special Schools

Dawn School

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1988-1989

After this year, sixteen elementary schools were closed.

Senior High Schools

Brainerd High School
Chattanooga High School
Hixson High School
Howard High School
Kirkman Technical High School
Lookout Valley High School
Tyner High School

12-year Schools

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS; old City High)

Junior High Schools

Alton Park Junior High School
Brainerd Junior High School
Dalewood Junior High School
East Lake Junior High School
East Side Junior High School
Hardy Junior High School
Hixson Junior High School
Elbert Long Junior High School
North Chattanooga (Northside) Junior High School
Orchard Knob Junior High School
Tyner Junior High School

Elementary Schools

Avondale Elementary School
Henry Barger Elementary School
Charles A. Bell Elementary School
Big Ridge Elementary School
G. Russell Brown Elementary School
Clifton Hills Elementary School
Calvin Donaldson Elementary School
DuPont Elementary School
East Brainerd Elementary School
East Chattanooga Elementary School
East Lake Elementary School
Eastdale Elementary School
Mary Ann Garber Elementary School
James A. Henry School
Highland Park Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Hixson Elementary School
Howard Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary School
Mountain Creek Elementary School
Normal Park Elementary School
Oak Grove Elementary School
Orchard Knob Elementary School
John A. Patten Elementary School
Piney Woods Elementary School
Ridgedale Elementary School
Rivermont Elementary School
St. Elmo Elementary School
Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School
Sunnyside Elementary School
Valley View Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
Woodmore Elementary School

Chattanooga City Schools (CCS), 1989-1990

These were the city schools after the 1989 mass school closings.

High Schools

Brainerd High School
Chattanooga High School
Hixson High School
Howard School of Academics and Technology
Kirkman Technical High School
Lookout Valley High School
Tyner High School

13-year Schools

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences

Middle Schools

Alton Park Middle School (became John P. Franklin Middle; closed 2005)
Brainerd Middle School (became 21st Century Academy)
Dalewood Middle School
East Lake Middle School
East Side Middle School
Hixson Middle School
North Chattanooga Middle School
Orchard Knob Middle School
Tyner Middle School

Elementary Schools

Henry Barger Elementary School
Big Ridge Elementary School
Clifton Hills Elementary School
Calvin Donaldson Elementary School
DuPont Elementary School
East Brainerd Elementary School
East Lake Elementary School
East Side Elementary School
Mary Ann Garber Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Hixson Elementary School
Howard Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary School
Normal Park Elementary School
North Chattanooga Elementary School
Orchard Knob Elementary School
Rivermont Elementary School
Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School
Valley View Elementary School (became Lookout Valley)
Woodmore Elementary School

Hamilton County Schools, 2000-2001

These are the Hamilton County Schools at the turn of the century, soon after they and the Chattanooga City Schools consolidated.

High Schools

Brainerd High School
Central High School
Chattanooga High School Center for the Creative Arts
East Ridge High School
Harrison Bay Vocational Technical Center
Hixson High School
Howard High School
Kirkman Technical High School
Lookout Valley High School
Ooltewah High School
Red Bank High School
Sale Creek High School
Sequoyah Vocational Technical Center
Soddy-Daisy High School
Tyner High School

13-year schools

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences

Middle-High Schools

Washington Alternative School

Middle Schools

21st Century Academy (formerly Brainerd Middle)
John P. Middle School (formerly Alton Park; closed 2005)
Brown Middle School
Chattanooga Middle School for Paideia and Performing Arts
Dalewood Middle School
East Lake Academy of Fine Arts
East Ridge Middle School
East Side Middle School
Hixson Middle School
Ooltewah Middle School
Orchard Knob Middle School
Red Bank Middle School
Signal Mountain Middle School
Soddy-Daisy Middle School
Tyner Middle School

Elementary Schools

Allen Elementary School
Alpine Crest Elementary School
Apison Elementary School
Bachman Elementary School
Barger Elementary School (Barger Academy of Fine Arts in 2002)
Big Ridge Elementary School
Birchwood Elementary School
Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts
Clifton Hills Elementary School
Calvin Donaldson Elementary School
Daisy Elementary School
DuPont Elementary School
East Brainerd Elementary School
East Lake Elementary School
East Ridge Elementary School
East Side Elementary School
Falling Water Elementary School
Gann’s-Middle Valley Elementary School
Mary Ann Garber Elementary School
Harrison Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Hixson Elementary School
Howard Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary School
Lookout Mountain Elementary School
Lookout Valley Elementary School (formerly Vally View)
McBrien Elementary School
McConnell Elementary School
Mowbray Elementary School
Normal Park Elementary School (Normal Park Museum Magnet School in 2002)
North Chattanooga Elementary School
Ooltewah Elementary School
Orchard Knob Elementary School
Red Bank Elementary School
Rivermont Elementary School
Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School
Signal Mountain Elementary School
Snow Hill Elementary School
Soddy Elementary School
Spring Creek Elementary School
Thrasher Elementary School
Westview Elementary School
White Oak Elementary School
Woodmore Elementary School

Special Schools

Dawn School

Hamilton County Schools, 2018-2019

These are the Hamilton County Schools at the present time (summer 2019).

High Schools

Brainerd High School
Central High School
East Ridge High School
Hixson High School
Hamilton County Collegiate High School
Harrison Bay Center
The Howard School
Middle College High School
Ooltewah High School
Red Bank High School
Sequoyah High School
Soddy-Daisy High School
STEM School
Tyner Academy

Middle-High Schools

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, Upper School
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts
Chattanooga Preparatory Academy (boys only)
East Hamilton Middle-High School
Ivy Environmental Academy
Lookout Valley Middle-High School
Sale Creek Middle-High School
Signal Mountain Middle-High School
Washington Alternative School

Middle Schools

Brown Middle School
Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence Middle
Dalewood Middle School
East Lake Academy of Fine Arts
East Ridge Middle School
Hixson Middle School
Howard Connect Academy
Hunter Middle School
Loftis Middle School
Ooltewah Middle School
Orchard Knob Middle School
Red Bank Middle School
Soddy-Daisy Middle School
Tyner Middle Academy

Elementary Schools

Allen Elementary School
Alpine Crest Elementary School
Apison Elementary School
Barger Academy of Fine Arts
Battle Academy for Teaching and Learning
Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School
Big Ridge Elementary School
Tommie F. Brown International Academy
Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy
Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, Lower School
Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts (K-8)
Clifton Hills Elementary School
Daisy Elementary School
Du Pont Elementary School
East Brainerd Elementary School
East Lake Elementary School
East Ridge Elementary School
East Side Elementary School
Falling Water Elementary School
Hardy Elementary School
Harrison Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Hixson Elementary School
Lakeside Academy of Math, Science, and Technology
Lookout Mountain Elementary School
Lookout Valley Elementary School
McConnell Elementary School
Middle Valley Elementary School
Nolan Elementary School
Normal Park Museum Magnet School (K-6)
North Hamilton County Elementary School
Ooltewah Elementary School
Orchard Knob Elementary School
Red Bank Elementary School
Rivermont Elementary School
Snow Hill Elementary School
Soddy Elementary School
Spring Creek Elementary School
Thrasher Elementary School
Wallace A. Smith Elementary School
Westview Elementary School
Wolftever Creek Elementary School
Woodmore Elementary School

East Chattanooga Elementary, shortly after it closing in 1989.