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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cherokee County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Canton, GA. It has 42,309 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Cherokee County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1180
1,789 responses
Average ACT
26
1,466 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
42,309
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,831
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$387,661,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,331/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    5%
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-
Median Household Income
$56,196
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,045
National
$949
Median Home Value
$192,800
National
$184,700

Cherokee County Schools Reviews

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My overall experience with Cherokee county schools has been enjoyable. The elementary and middle schools were good buildings with great teachers and students. The academic rigor was Suitably varied for students with different needs. I especially enjoyed the chorus in elementary school and band in middle school. The one complaint for middle school in Cherokee county is that there is a lack of communication with parents when children may still not have the maturity level to remember that information. In high school, there are also good teachers and many fun extracurricular opportunities for students to take part in. There are enticing sports and clubs. However, though the school building has had upgrades in recent years, the conditions could still be improved. Overall, I have had a good experience with Cherokee County schools.
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The varieties of different activities available make it so easy for a student to "find their crowd" and make new friends in a healthy, competitive way learning important skills that are necessary to have in life. The friendliness of the staff and the students who attend schools in the district is impeccable with making students feel welcome and safe as they get ready to start off their school day. Along with everything else, the academics in the schools in the district challenge students, in a good way, to have them reach their true academic potential.
I have lived in the Cherokee County School District my whole life. Although there have been advantages and disadvantages, Cherokee County has been good for the past 12 years. Starting in kindergarten, they made everyone feel welcomed and together. Leaving people out was not an option and the teachers and administration made sure of it. When I went into middle school, it was very different. The teachers were more lenient and didn't care as much as they did in middle school. It was a very emotional time and I was comfortable enough to go to my counselors and talk about the upcoming years high school had ahead. Reaching high school helped me become more independent. Teachers were there for you but weren't keeping up with everything you did; you had to do that on your own. Overall, Cherokee County Schools has taught me to be accepting and independent.