Cherokee County Schools School District

911 Andrews Road
Murphy, NC 28906-3501
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public elementary schools serving 2,011 students in Cherokee County Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in North Carolina.
Public Elementary Schools in Cherokee County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public elementary school average of 56% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
13 Schools
2,169 Schools
# Students
2,943 Students
1,079,973 Students
# Teachers
241 Teachers
74,448 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Cherokee County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 93% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#164 out of 325 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cherokee County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cherokee County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cherokee County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
68%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Cherokee County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
91%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cherokee County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.27
0.70
# American Indian Students
18 Students
12,846 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
17 Students
42,535 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# Hispanic Students
214 Students
214,515 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
20%
# Black Students
55 Students
272,424 Students
% Black Students
2%
25%
# White Students
2,502 Students
475,894 Students
% White Students
85%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
1,590 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
136 Students
59,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
91
21,001
# Students in K Grade:
218
112,042
# Students in 1st Grade:
177
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
179
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
191
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
190
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
204
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
224
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
213
117,135
# Students in 8th Grade:
261
119,094
# Students in 9th Grade:
271
10,398
# Students in 10th Grade:
274
9,149
# Students in 11th Grade:
244
8,221
# Students in 12th Grade:
206
6,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,660 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,252 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$40 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cherokee County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$39 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Cherokee County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,660
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cherokee County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,252
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cherokee County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Cherokee County Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Peachtree Elementary School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
30 Upper Peachtree Road
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-2479
Grades: PK-5
| 139 students
Rank: #22.
Hiwassee Dam Elementary/middle
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
337 Blue Eagle Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 644-5115
Grades: PK-8
| 112 students
Rank: #33.
Murphy Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
65 Middle School Drive
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-0160
Grades: 6-8
| 306 students
Rank: #44.
Andrews Middle School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2750 Business Hwy 19
Andrews, NC 28901
(828) 321-5762
Grades: 6-8
| 188 students
Rank: #55.
Murphy Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
315 Valley River Avenue
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-2424
Grades: PK-5
| 422 students
Rank: #66.
Ranger Elementary/middle
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 Hardy Truett Road
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 644-5111
Grades: PK-8
| 256 students
Rank: #77.
Martins Creek Elementary/mid
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1459 Tobe Stalcup Road
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-2831
Grades: PK-8
| 145 students
Rank: #88.
Andrews Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
205 Jean Christy Ave.
Andrews, NC 28901
(828) 321-4415
Grades: PK-5
| 358 students
Rank: #99.
The Oaks Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2230 Airport Road
Marble, NC 28905
(828) 837-6775
Grades: 6-12
| 85 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 2,943 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : 91% (Top 30% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 50% (Top 50%)
  • : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • : 68% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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