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25901 Arapahoe Parkway
Aurora, CO 80016

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4 stars
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June 23, 2014
This school wasn t for me. I transferred my kids to another district. Many parents complain on how the athletics are facilitated and nothing is ever done. So I just took my tax dollars elsewhere. To each his own. Education is a package. Kids deserve a good academic experience and that would include academics and athletics. Both aspects work together.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
I recently left this school due to relocating cross-country, and I must say I had no idea how fortunate I was when I was attending Cherokee Trail. Not only are the students forward thinking and generally friendly, the teachers have some of the brightest minds I've seen, and they actually interact and spur intellectual discussions that can bring out the best in people; something I no longer see in my new school. I was privileged to go for two of my High School years, and without a doubt I would've loved to go for all four of them.

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2014
This school is the best. There are no cliques and everybody is friendly. Even if you are a new student, you find a group of friends almost immediately. Plus, it offers higher level classes such as IB, AP, and honors. There is an extremely wide range of club and sports that you can participate in. They are even building a new wing for the school and a greenhouse! But some things that aren't great is the amount of traffic, both outside (cars) and inside (people in the hallways). We have so many people but that makes the school really diverse. I love this school! :)

- submitted by a student
March 14, 2014
Not sure what that parent is complaining about trails has been a great school .My niece's had a great education at C.T.. and so did my nephew's .Now as for my daughter graduated from trails with 3.8 in 2011 my son in 2012 with 3.5 G.P.A. So check yourself A parent about how you judge the school. Now I have a freshmen at the school and it is going very good. Both my kids that graduated have received scholarships and great teaching from the staff to lead them to higher places in life and in school So i give all the teaching staff my salute and gratitude for all there hard work. That includes all the coaches as well takes alot of time. M dedication to have a great school like CT. To have success thank you all. @A PARENT IF YOU AINT HAPPY THEN TAKE YOUR HAPPY WALKING SELF DOWN T BBC E STREET TO GRANDVIEW GET MY DRIFT.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
I have attended CT since my freshman year and am now a senior! I love Cherokee Trail and would not be the well rounded person I am today without awesome teachers, coaches, and faculty! I have taken AP classes since my sophomore year and have absolutely nothing bad to say about the program. Teachers are always there for support and extra help if needed! Also athletics are awesome!:) GO COUGARS!!!

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2014
This school has been a disappointment. Don t get me wrong, this school does have some great teachers, but the administrative staff is full of hot air. All concerns or issues are deflected and covered up. There is a reason why schools like Cherry Creek and Grandview are successful. They have the right people in the right positions. CT seriously needs new leadership. DON T SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
Cherokee Trail has so many amazing teachers and programs, it has everything a student would want! Both my sister and I were named National Merit Scholars and we had very different strengths and interests. There are programs for all levels, and with IB and AP classes, Musicals, sports, Science & Math clubs, Speech and Debate, and Tech Students Assoc. we were both able to complete at state and national conferences multiply times. I am grateful to all the school offered us both and how it supported both our paths.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2013
A key barometer of a school's excellence is measured by school teacher's children and where they send them. Teachers have first priority in where they can send their children and most CTHS teachers send their kids to GHS (ed guess). We are aware of this as we have tried for 4 years to have our kids moved from CTHS and have been rejected each year (our kids are high performers). Additionally, the AP programs are much stronger at GHS---the schools refuse to publish the comparative data but we have parental friends at both schools and it seems apparent that GHS gets many more 4's/5's on AP exams. I have tried like heck to even get CTHS to publish this data but they refuse. Our experience at CTHS is mixed. Our kids are self starters and high performers and love the arts. CTHS arts programs are not strong (to put kindly). It is our opinion that CTHS does not believe in meritocracies and perhaps this is unfair but in sports, it is easy to compare. There are winners. There is a HUGE attrition rate in the feeder middle school kids...about 60% of freshmen...and higher as kids progress. The school does not seem to care. Sorry for the poor review but caveat emptor

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2012
My daughter is currently a sophomore at this school and has had nothing but great experiences here. The IB Program is exceptional, and they have a ton of opportunities here. A lot of people worry about sending their kid to such a large school, but there are soooo many different groups and organizations along with every sport imaginable for them to fit in to. The teachers give the kids every opportunity to meet after school for study groups/reviews. The parents really work together to volunteer to make Cherokee trail a great school.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2010
Principal only cares about sports - not music. It would be nice to have more support for the music department from the administration. Teachers are wonderful and supportive of their departments.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Amazing school that has helped nurture me into a better student and a better person

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January 07, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 20, 2009
As with many of the recent posts, I can't say enough about CTHS - it's been great! My son will be graduating from the IB program this year, and has really benefited from the world view it presents. It also fosters involvment with extra-curricular activities, as well as community involvement. I'm proud of his accomplishments and proud of what CTHS has done to help him. I worked for the school district, and know first hand that some other schools continue to struggle, but at CTHS the students are in a caring environment where they are challenged to succeed - and do!

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November 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
This school is amazing! I went here from 10th-12th grade. It's really easy to fit in with the great diversity in all the students. :) The sports are great too. Go cougars! -so much better than East High in Denver.

- submitted by a student
May 05, 2009
I'm a parent of a 12 grader, and had been at that school since 9th grade. We were from Michigan. And her grades was terrible and she was struggling. My daughter wanted to stay with her grandmother and it was during school year. To make the story short. She moved with her grandmother and went to Cherokee Trail High. Her grades has been improving. She is now bringing home A's & B's. I want to thank all her teachers and counselors for their support. Mrs. D. Schmidt, I would like to take this opportunity in writing also. Thank you very much for your guidiness.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2009
My children transferred to Cherokee Trail form Grandview and it was the best decision we have ever made. The staff is very involved and helpful in all aspects of student life. The students are very polite and supportive and do not let stereotypes divide them. My children are ecstatic to go to school every morning. The school really involves the family and the community in all activities. This is by far the best school to send your children. Go Cougars!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2009
this school is the best school a student can go to i went to this school for two years and i have never been to a scahool as good as this one if anyone lives near this school and is about to enter high school i highly recommend this school in my 2nd year there i was alredy learning senior classes and i was taking the easy classes because i didnt know what high school was like but trust me this is the best school there is

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2009
I think this is an okay school. I was in IB and it is an upbeat class, it shows great potentional students. The creativity in the art department is magnificant. I love it. This school is okay for me. It could be a bit better with cleanliness, but I think thats about it. (; The good stuff~

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2009
I currently have a junior attending CTHS and his older brother graduated in 2007. I feel both have received an excellent education and high school experience. Teachers and Coaches both have been a wonderful influence on both my boys who run track and cross country. I highly recommend CTHS.

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November 29, 2008
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no rating November 26, 2008
Excellent school - academics, athletics, and clubs.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2008
CTHS is a great school! The IB programme is outstanding. The teachers have awesome credentials. My children love getting up in the morning and going to school. Ms. Gregory is a wonderful, approachable principal. It's only going to get better

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May 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
After one of two children graduated, it is more than obvious how political this school is, yes it is diversified, this graduation has reflected the who's who as in who is the richest and politically involved with its student Valedictorian's as well as other honors. My graduated child has maintained a 4.0 or better since 8th grade and during the ceremony, was selected for only one award. It is a shame that the taxes we pay living close to this school do not reflect benefits for everyone's child. I hope things will change for the better for our youngest now attending CTHS.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2008
awsome school great people excellent teaching highly recomened school! probly the best school in colrado thats what i think

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May 13, 2008
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no rating March 28, 2008
Cherokee Trail is absolutely amazing. We are thrilled to have our kids attending such a wonderful school. Our daughter is in the IB program...a fabulous program that will give her a tremendous edge on other students starting college. We are thrilled to be part of such a fabulous school and community. Couldn't be happier.

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January 04, 2008
Inconsistant discipline, inconsistant standards.

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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2007
I attend this school and it is absolutely amazing. People stereotype it as the 'preppy' 'rich' school. Its not. We are a diversified school. I love this school. Its beautiful, state of the ark, and perfect. Send your kids here! It's absolutelly amazing.

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November 08, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 18, 2006
I love CTHS its a school full of opportunities some may say it lame or others may envy us but CTHS is a leader in our school district. All the faculty and staff creates a special bond with each student and they help you succeed no one is a failure and CTHS assures you that. This school is full of potential and of very talented and gifted people. Diversity is seen within the school making it easier for everyone to fit in. If I could change schools today I wouldn't because a school like CTHS I could never find.

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Cherokee Trail High School
25901 Arapahoe Parkway, Aurora, CO  80016
(720) 886-1900
Last modified Cherokee Trail High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cherokee Trail High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews.