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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Cherokee High School is a highly rated, public school located in Canton, GA. It has 2,543 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
930 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA 30114
Telephone
(770) 479-4112

Cherokee High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1190
189 responses
Average ACT
26
244 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,470
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • Versity football and basketball games
    21%
  • Prom
    20%
  • The band marching up the halls for a pep-rally
    11%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Homecoming Parade
    9%
  • Mr. CHS
    6%
  • Pep Rally
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,543
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,424
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,005/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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Cherokee High School Reviews

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Cherokee High School has many flaws, it is over crowded, there isn’t enough stupid parking, or enough class rooms. The school building is very old. However, I’ve gotten an education with this school and I am thankful for that. Cherokee has some amazing teachers and several truly caring administrators. The counseling department could use more organization. As well as, all counselors should be informed on things like dull enrollment, apex, and everything in between. Overall, Cherokee could have be a lot worse, but the teachers there truly make the experience so much better.
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Cherokee High School is a great, well-rounded school with a very welcoming atmosphere. Being here feels like being a part of the tight-knit community and the tradition that never seems to stop living. Academics here are great and many times, the courses do seem to get challenging, but once you get into the rhythm, everything works out fine. Sports are great and are the main focus of the school and I do feel that there should be an increasing focus on academics. There are award ceremonies that reward students for their hard work, but it seems like hardworking students do not get recognized as much as they should. All in all, great school with very few things to improve on!
Cherokee High School is an extremely diverse and cultural inclusive school. However, the school has serious flaws in security and hygiene. Classrooms are closed on a daily basis due to insect infestations. School safety is also an issue. The layout of the school is very open, with no locked doors. As of today, there is only one school resource officer at the school. There is poor training given to students to assist them in the event of an emergency. Overall, the school is to some extent unsanitary and hazardous, but it makes up for it with its cultural diversity.