Cherokee County School District

130 E Main St
Centre, AL 35960-1599
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Cherokee County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,895 students in Cherokee County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Cherokee County School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,511 Schools
# Students
3,895 Students
747,831 Students
# Teachers
224 Teachers
38,289 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Cherokee County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 143 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#54 out of 143 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cherokee County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
24%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cherokee County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cherokee County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cherokee County  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.21
0.62
# American Indian Students
65 Students
6,566 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
8 Students
11,346 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
114 Students
74,505 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
10%
# Black Students
160 Students
239,145 Students
% Black Students
4%
32%
# White Students
3,463 Students
393,117 Students
% White Students
89%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
905 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
77 Students
21,531 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
151
21,943
# Students in K Grade:
336
57,790
# Students in 1st Grade:
281
56,671
# Students in 2nd Grade:
301
54,419
# Students in 3rd Grade:
255
54,099
# Students in 4th Grade:
265
54,620
# Students in 5th Grade:
252
54,803
# Students in 6th Grade:
278
56,277
# Students in 7th Grade:
319
58,221
# Students in 8th Grade:
305
58,978
# Students in 9th Grade:
298
62,001
# Students in 10th Grade:
283
55,338
# Students in 11th Grade:
281
52,326
# Students in 12th Grade:
290
50,345
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,820 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,931. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,729 is higher than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$50 MM
$9,671 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cherokee County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$50 MM
$9,086 MM
This chart display total spending of Cherokee County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,820
$12,931
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cherokee County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,729
$12,150
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cherokee County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Cherokee County School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Centre Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
199 Armory Road
Centre, AL 35960
(256) 927-3302
Grades: PK-4
| 640 students
Rank: #22.
Cedar Bluff High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3655 Old Highway 9
Cedar Bluff, AL 35959
(256) 927-1750
Grades: PK-12
| 612 students
Rank: #33.
Centre Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1920 East Main Street
Centre, AL 35960
(256) 927-5656
Grades: 5-8
| 472 students
Rank: #44.
Sand Rock High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1950 Sand Rock Avenue
Leesburg, AL 35983
(256) 557-3825
Grades: PK-12
| 792 students
Rank: #55.
Cherokee County High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
910 Warrior Dr
Centre, AL 35960
(256) 927-3625
Grades: 9-12
| 454 students
Rank: #66.
Spring Garden High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2430 County Road 29
Spring Garden, AL 36275
(256) 447-7045
Grades: PK-12
| 538 students
Rank: #77.
Gaylesville High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
760 Trojan Way
Gaylesville, AL 35973
(256) 422-3401
Grades: PK-12
| 387 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cherokee County Career Technology Center
Alternative School
600 Bay Springs Rd
Centre, AL 35960
(256) 927-5351
Grades: 7-12
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Cherokee County School District?
Cherokee County School District manages 8 public schools serving 3,895 students.
What is the rank of Cherokee County School District?
Cherokee County School District is ranked #53 out of 143 school districts in Alabama (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Alabama school districts for: Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Cherokee County School District?
89% of Cherokee County School District students are White, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Cherokee County School District?
Cherokee County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 19:1.
What is Cherokee County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,729 is higher than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,895 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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