Cherokee County Public Schools

There are 19 public schools in Cherokee County, South Carolina, serving 9,087 students.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina state average of 48%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the state average of 16:1.

Cherokee County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • GaffneyAlma Elementary School
    213 Alma St
    243 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Gaffney
    B. D. Lee Elementary School
    401 Overbrook Dr
    374 students | Gr. PK-5
  • BlacksburgBlacksburg Elementary School
    402 Hardin St
    358 students | Gr. 3-5
  • Blacksburg
    Blacksburg High School
    201 West Ramseur St
    550 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Blacksburg
    Blacksburg Middle School
    101 London St
    410 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Blacksburg
    Blacksburg Primary
    1010 East Cherokee St
    415 students | Gr. PK-2
  • GaffneyCherokee Technology Center
    Vocational School
    3206 Cherokee Ave
    Vocational School


     students | Gr. 9-12
  • Gaffney
    Corinth Elementary School
    128 Corinth Rd
    411 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Gaffney
    Draytonville Elementary School
    2373 Wilkinsville Hwy
    284 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Gaffney
    Gaffney High School
    149 Twin Lakes Rd
    2051 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Gaffney
    Gaffney Middle School
    805 East Frederick St
    660 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Gaffney
    Goucher Elementary School
    604 Goucher School Rd
    273 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Gaffney
    Granard Middle School
    815 West Rutledge Ave
    590 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Gaffney
    Grassy Pond Elementary School
    1146 Boiling Springs Hwy
    557 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Gaffney
    John E. Ewing Middle School
    171 East Junior High Rd
    412 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Gaffney
    Limestone-central Elementary School
    727 Pacolet Hwy
    407 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Gaffney
    Luther L. Vaughan Elementary School
    192 Vaughan Rd
    334 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Gaffney
    Mary Bramlett Elementary School
    301 Spruce St
    277 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Gaffney
    Northwest Elementary School
    840 Green River Rd
    481 students | Gr. PK-5

County Statistics

About Cherokee County County Statistics (SC) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 50,152 people 4,499,419 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 16% 21%
Median Household Income $31,024 $37,628
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Did You Know?
Cherokee County, SC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.29, which is lower than the South Carolina average of 0.59. The most diverse school district in Cherokee County is Alto Independent School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or in the USA.