A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
221 W. Main St.
Canton, GA 30114
Telephone
(770) 479-1871

Cherokee County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1170
966 responses
Average ACT
26
846 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
40,666
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,424
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$387,661,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,005/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%

Cherokee County Schools Reviews

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Cherokee County Schools have changed a lot since I attended back in the 80's. They have modernized and grown in numbers. The teachers they employ are top-notch and really care about student achievement. I have seen a lot of change, especially the influx of people who move to Cherokee County specifically for the schools. Although Cherokee County is now considered part of suburban Atlanta, we still have that small town feel. Cherokee County is a growing, diverse community where everyone is involved, whether it is academics, sports, activities, or community outreach. The administration is focused on providing the best environment possible for learning, including safety of students and emergency protocols. Parent involvement is also important to student achievement and Cherokee Country recognizes this. Collectively, this is a tight knit group Students are offered the best chance to succeed at Cherokee County Schools.
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I attended River Ridge High School and graduated in 2014. I was involved in the Drama program, HOPE Club (Help Our Planet Earth), and Leadership Program. HOPE Club devised a system to recycle unwanted papers throughout the school. This club is also involved in the ecological monitoring and cleaning of rivers through "Adopt-a-Stream". I also had the wonderful opportunity in participating in Cherokee County's first Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA Healthcare Program. This program is particularly innovative and a MUST for any student seeking a career in healthcare. These classes not only taught me the skills needed within the profession, but also, through working with geriatric residents of a local nursing home, taught work ethic, bedside manner, and professional interactions. Overall, River Ridge is not only a fantastic school for its social, and academic aspects, but it also offers the absolute best high school experience for a student interested in a career in healthcare.
I attended several different schools in Cherokee County because my family moved a lot, and at every school I had a great experience. The teachers were always pleasant and never made me feel like an outcast when I was the new student in class. Because the teachers were so kind to me, the students followed the teacher's lead and were also kind and welcoming to me.
The best experience I had at a school was definitely at Cherokee High School. The entire staff at Cherokee is incredible. The students are passionate, have tons of school spirit, and enjoy learning because the teachers make learning fun instead of a task or chore.