Cherokee County School District

221 W. Main St.
Canton, GA 30114
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Cherokee County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public middle schools serving 9,787 students in Cherokee County School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public middle schools in Georgia.
Public Middle Schools in Cherokee County School District have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the Georgia public middle school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Georgia public middle school average of 64% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
37 Schools
641 Schools
# Students
42,049 Students
468,002 Students
# Teachers
2,807 Teachers
31,251 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Cherokee County School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 220 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (GA)
#29 out of 221 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cherokee County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
46%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cherokee County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
48%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cherokee County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
91%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cherokee County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.55
0.70
# American Indian Students
27 Students
918 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
856 Students
19,548 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
8,993 Students
79,715 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
17%
# Black Students
3,238 Students
177,766 Students
% Black Students
8%
38%
# White Students
26,693 Students
169,093 Students
% White Students
64%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
15 Students
544 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,227 Students
20,283 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
577
920
# Students in K Grade:
2,857
4,966
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,909
5,218
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,928
5,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,056
5,645
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,067
5,951
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,099
8,668
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,099
126,398
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,309
136,904
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,379
140,530
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,097
9,354
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,546
7,213
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,155
6,032
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,971
4,944
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,263 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,333. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,379 is less than the state median of $13,458. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$558 MM
$24,999 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cherokee County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$521 MM
$23,473 MM
This chart display total spending of Cherokee County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,263
$14,333
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cherokee County  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,379
$13,458
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cherokee County  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Cherokee County School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Creekland Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1555 Owens Store Rd
Canton, GA 30115
(770) 704-4460
Grades: 6-8
| 1,489 students
Rank: #22.
Freedom Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10550 Bells Ferry Rd
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 704-1100
Grades: 6-8
| 964 students
Rank: #33.
Dean Rusk Middle School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2761 E Cherokee Dr
Canton, GA 30115
(770) 704-1135
Grades: 6-8
| 1,497 students
Rank: #44.
Mill Creek Middle School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
442 Arnold Mill Rd
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 721-6400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,350 students
Rank: #55.
Woodstock Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2000 Towne Lake Hills South Dr
Woodstock, GA 30189
(770) 721-3060
Grades: 6-8
| 1,090 students
Rank: #66.
E. T. Booth Middle School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6550 Putnam Ford Dr
Woodstock, GA 30189
(770) 721-5500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,689 students
Rank: #77.
Teasley Middle School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
151 Hickory Log Dr
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 721-5420
Grades: 6-8
| 1,708 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 37 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 42,049 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : 91% (Top 50% in GA)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 46% (Top 20%)
  • : 48% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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