Inaugural Chattanooga Prep school class greeted by hundreds

Inaugural Chattanooga Prep school class greeted by hundreds

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In April of 2017, the Hamilton County school board approved an all-boys public charter school in Chattanooga.

On Thursday, it opened its doors to 67 sixth-graders who said they are excited to be a part of history.

"I was just kind of nervous and just kind of surprised," said Hemric Juarez Mendoza, a new student and the class president.

"With how many parents and people came to for us just for our first day."

Over 300 men welcomed Hemric and his school mates as members of the inaugural class of Chattanooga Preparatory School, which is the first all-boys public charter school in the city.

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