Cherokee High School

  • Cherokee High School serves 242 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Cherokee High School's student population of 242 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students242 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cherokee High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cherokee High School is 0.23, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#796 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
10%
33%
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White
87%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.230.59
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Graduation Rate80-89%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColbert County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cherokee Cherokee Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 325 students
    0.3 miles
    1305 North Pike
    Cherokee, AL 35616
    (256)359-6422
    0.3 PK-6 325
  • Waterloo Waterloo High School
    Grades: PK-12 | 331 students
    12.0 miles
    311 Schoolhouse Ln
    Waterloo, AL 35677
    (256)766-3100
    12.0 PK-12 331
  • Tuscumbia New Bethel Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 144 students
    13.4 miles
    900 New Bethel School Rd
    Tuscumbia, AL 35674
    (256)383-6471
    13.4 PK-6 144
  • Florence Central High School
    Grades: PK-12 | 1325 students
    13.5 miles
    3000 County Road 200
    Florence, AL 35633
    (256)764-2903
    13.5 PK-12 1325
  • Iuka Iuka Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 367 students
    13.5 miles
    507 West Quitman
    Iuka, MS 38852
    (662)423-3316
    13.5 5-8 367

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