The teachers and staff at Cherokee are amazing. They're dedicated and passionate about what they do. It's a true blessing to send our children to Cherokee. The education is superior and the environment for students is great. Happy, positive environment and excellent education. You can't beat Cherokee!
The leadership is good, but my child's teacher needs mentoring. She is ineffective. My son mentioned the other day that another teacher swore at a student. Another example of a mentoring opportunity for the leadership team
I love the strong parent council, well run school. However at a classroom level, I am unhappy. My Sons 4th English teacher is not experienced. She does not present marked work samples at the teacher conference, I have never seen a marked writing sample. I see tests come home that are rote based, but I have not seen any evidence of a strong academic program. How can kids learn to read and write just by doing spelling tests? I have yet to see an assignment with clear expectations, and then a marked test that shows me how well my child has met these expectations. As a parent you have no idea how well your child is doing in terms of meeting the curriculum expectations. Seeing a spelling test is no indication that you are acquiring new skills. It has been very frustrating talking to her because she doesn't understand where I am coming from and I believe she teaches only out of a book and can't speak to her program and how it connects to the standards. Overall, this year I can't see any new skills learned in language. So disappointed.
Great teachers and staff. Very active APT and lots of parental involvement in the classrooms. Tax credit money funds many before and after school clubs. The teaching is challenging and my kids have never been bored!