1305 North Pike
Cherokee, AL 35616
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Cherokee Elementary School serves 275 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Cherokee Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cherokee Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Cherokee Elementary School's student population of 275 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
275 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Cherokee Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cherokee Elementary School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#915 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
7%
32%
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White
86%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cherokee Elementary School's ranking?

Cherokee Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

How many students attend Cherokee Elementary School?

275 students attend Cherokee Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

86% of Cherokee Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Cherokee Elementary School?

Cherokee Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Cherokee Elementary School offer ?

Cherokee Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

What school district is Cherokee Elementary School part of?

Cherokee Elementary School is part of Colbert County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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