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Chattanooga Hamilton County Merged District*
Per-pupil spending $4,958 $4,320 **
Enrollment 19,900 23,800 43,700
Percent of black students 63 4 31
Percent eligible for subsidized lunch 54 19 35
Number of teachers 1,286 1,326 2,612
Percent of black teachers 31 2 16
Percent of schools with PTAs or PTOs 53 100 69
Length of school day (hours) 7 7.5 7.5

*Numbers for the merged district are estimates.
**The County Commission is expected to approve the budget by July.

SOURCE: Chattanooga and Hamilton County districts.

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