850 High School Dr
Cherokee, AL 35616
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Cherokee High School serves 231 students in grades 7-12.
Cherokee High 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 12:1 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: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-89% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • 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

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Cherokee High School's student population of 231 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
231 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Cherokee High 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 High School is 0.25, 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
This School
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
12:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
11%
32%
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White
86%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.25
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Graduation Rate
80-89%
90%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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 High School's ranking?

Cherokee High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 5%).

What schools are Cherokee High School often compared to?

Cherokee High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Colbert County High School, Colbert Heights High School by visitors of our site.

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).

What is the graduation rate of Cherokee High School?

The graduation rate of Cherokee High School is 80-89%, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 90%.

How many students attend Cherokee High School?

231 students attend Cherokee High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

86% of Cherokee High School students are White, 11% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hispanic.

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

Cherokee High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Cherokee High School offer ?

Cherokee High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12

What school district is Cherokee High School part of?

Cherokee High School is part of Colbert County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-89% (Btm 50%)
  • 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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