Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / DuPont Elementary, at 4134 Hixson Pike, opened in 1959. Hamilton County officials made a major announcement about school facilities Thursday at the school. The Hamilton County school district has wrestled with facility needs for about 25 years — ever since the district merged with Chattanooga City Schools in the 1990s, said Joe Smith, a member of the school board."We've Already a subscriber? Log in!