Cherokee Heights Middle School

4301 Cherokee Dr
Madison, WI 53711
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 620 students in grades 6-8, Cherokee Heights Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 38%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 620 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • : Bottom 50% in WI
  • : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • : 41% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cherokee Heights Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Cherokee Heights Middle School's student population of 620 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
620 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Cherokee Heights Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,991 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Cherokee Heights Middle School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (WI)
#1124 out of 1991 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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30%
39%
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41%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
34%
13%
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Black
17%
9%
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White
39%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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0.71
This chart display the diversity score of Cherokee Heights Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cherokee Heights Middle School's ranking?
Cherokee Heights Middle School is ranked #1124 out of 1,991 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What schools are Cherokee Heights Middle School often compared to?
Cherokee Heights Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like James Wright Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average).
How many students attend Cherokee Heights Middle School?
620 students attend Cherokee Heights Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
39% of Cherokee Heights Middle School students are White, 34% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cherokee Heights Middle School?
Cherokee Heights Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does Cherokee Heights Middle School offer ?
Cherokee Heights Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Cherokee Heights Middle School part of?
Cherokee Heights Middle School is part of Madison Metropolitan School District.
In what neighborhood is Cherokee Heights Middle School located?
Cherokee Heights Middle School is located in the Crawford Marlborough Nakoma neighborhood of Madison, WI. There are 1 other public schools located in Crawford Marlborough Nakoma.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 620 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • : 41% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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