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35 elementary, middle, and high schools in Chattanooga, TN

From East Ridge to Red Bank, we’re giving you all the pertinent details about some of the elementary, middle, and high schools in Chattanooga.

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Check out these schools in the Chattanooga area.

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Chattanooga has 79 schools and 44,000+ students. We’re giving you the 411 on enrollment, student-teacher ratio, tuition, and more (thanks to data from US News & World Report) for the area’s major public + private schools. And don’t worry, there won’t be any homework.

Pssst — don’t let school traffic impact your plans. See the map below for a visual of where these Chattanooga-area schools are located.

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Before we dive in, here are four fast facts about schools in the Scenic City:

  • In Hamilton County, 99% of teachers are licensed, and 91.6% have three+ years of experience.
  • The student-teacher ratio is lower than the state average at 14:1.
  • Hamilton County has an initiative — One Million Acts of Kindness — to foster student and community relationships.
  • Hamilton County schools have the opportunity to partner with green | spaces in its STEM program on EV technology — the Chattanooga Green Prix.
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Red Bank Elementary is one of many elementary schools in the Scenic City.

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Elementary schools

Alpine Crest Elementary, 4700 Stagg Rd.

Bess T Shepherd Elementary, 7126 Tyner Rd.

Clifton Hills Elementary, 1815 E. 32nd St.

Dupont Elementary, 4134 Hixson Pk.

East Lake Elementary, 3600 13th Ave.

East Ridge Elementary, 1014 John Ross Rd.

East Side Elementary, 1603 S. Lyerly St.

Hardy Elementary, 2100 Glass St.

Hillcrest Elementary, 4302 Bonny Oaks Dr.

Lookout Valley Elementary, 701 Browns Ferry Rd.

Orchard Knob Elementary, 400 N. Orchard Knob Ave.

Red Bank Elementary, 1100 Mountain Creek Rd.

Middle schools

Dalewood Middle School, 1300 Shallowford Rd.

East Ridge Middle School, 4400 Bennett Rd.

Lookout Valley Middle and High School, 350 Lookout High St.

Orchard Knob Middle, 500 N. Highland Park Ave.

Red Bank Middle School, 3701 Tom Weathers Dr.

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The Howard School offers technology-based academics.

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High schools

Brainerd High School, 1020 N. Moore Rd.

East Ridge High School, 4320 Bennett Rd.

Lookout Valley Middle and High School, 350 Lookout High St.

Red Bank High, 640 Morrison Springs Rd.

The Howard School, 2500 Market St.

Private schools

Annoor Academy of Chattanooga, 2533 Gunbarrel Rd. | Founded in 2009

  • Grades Pre K-8
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 60
  • Student-teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Tuition: $6,000+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Avondale SDA School, 1201 N. Orchard Knob Ave. | Founded in 1919

  • Grades K-8
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 37
  • Student-teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Tuition: Rates vary
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Baylor School, 171 Baylor School Rd. | Founded in 1893

  • Grades 6-12
  • Day and Boarding school
  • Total enrollment: 1,058
  • Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Tuition: Rates vary
  • Academics available for boys and girls with opportunities to specialize

Boyd Buchanan School, 4650 Buccaneer Trl. | Founded in 1952

  • Grades Pre K-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 966
  • Student-teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Tuition: Rates vary
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Chattanooga Christian School, 3354 Charger Dr. | Founded in 1970

  • Grades Pre K-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 1,241
  • Student-teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Tuition: Rates vary
  • Academics available for boys and girls

The Montessori School, 300 Montessori Way | Founded in 1973

  • Grades Pre K-8
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 153
  • Student-teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Tuition: Rates vary
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Notre Dame High School, 2701 Vermont Ave. | Founded in 1876

  • Grades 9-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 380
  • Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Tuition: Rates vary
  • Academics available for boys and girls
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Chattanooga Preparatory School will eventually be grades 6-12.

Specialty schools

Barger Academy of Fine Arts, 4808 Brainerd Rd. | Founded in 2002

  • Grades Pre K-5
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 376
  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Tuition: free
  • Academics available for children centered around fine arts programs

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, 1802 Bailey Ave. | Founded in 2009

  • Grades 6-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 367
  • Student-teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Tuition: free
  • Academics available for girls

Chattanooga Preparatory School, 1849 Union Ave. | Founded in 2018

  • Grades 6-8
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 217
  • Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Tuition: free
  • Academics available for boys

Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences, 865 E. 3rd St. | Founded in 1986

  • Grades K-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: Lower: 365 Upper: 676
  • Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Tuition: free
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Girls Preparatory School, 205 Island Ave. | Founded in 1906

  • Grades 6-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 503
  • Student-teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Tuition: Rates vary
  • Academics available for girls

McCallie School, 500 Dodds Ave. | Founded in 1905

  • Grades 6-12
  • Day and boarding school
  • Total enrollment: 979
  • Student-teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Tuition: Rates vary
  • Academics available for boys

The Dawn School, 4626 Oakwood Dr.

  • Grades K-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 60
  • Student-teacher ratio: N/A
  • Tuition: free
  • Academics available for children who function best in a controlled environment

Now that you have some more information about Chattanooga schools, what do you think is the average public school student to teacher ratio in the US? Let us know.

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