Cherokee Elementary School

8801 N 56th St
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 5%
Serving 631 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Cherokee Elementary School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 631 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • : Top 5% in AZ
  • : 81% (Top 5%)
  • : 80% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Cherokee Elementary School's student population of 631 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
631 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Cherokee Elementary School ranks within the top 5% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Cherokee Elementary School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#27 out of 1956 schools
(Top 5%)
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81%
35%
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80%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
47%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
76%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
2%
9%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cherokee Elementary School's ranking?
Cherokee Elementary School is ranked #27 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
81% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 80% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend Cherokee Elementary School?
631 students attend Cherokee Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Cherokee Elementary School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cherokee Elementary School?
Cherokee Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Cherokee Elementary School offer ?
Cherokee Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Cherokee Elementary School part of?
Cherokee Elementary School is part of Scottsdale Unified District (4240) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 631 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 81% (Top 5%)
  • : 80% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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