Cherokee Middle School

420 E Farm Rd 182
Springfield, MO 65810
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Cherokee Middle School serves 784 students in grades 6-8.
Cherokee Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Cherokee Middle School's student population of 784 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
784 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Cherokee Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cherokee Middle School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#264 out of 2092 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
4%
15%
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White
82%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cherokee Middle School's ranking?
Cherokee Middle School is ranked #264 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are Cherokee Middle School often compared to?
Cherokee Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hickory Hills Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 62% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Cherokee Middle School?
784 students attend Cherokee Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Cherokee Middle School students are White, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cherokee Middle School?
Cherokee Middle School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Cherokee Middle School offer ?
Cherokee Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Cherokee Middle School part of?
Cherokee Middle School is part of Springfield R-XII School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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