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.
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
This school was opened as a Top line IB and AP school. Now it has allowed our of district athletes to attend the school, which has brought their state testing scores down. The district just recently approved a bond to add on a wing to this already large school. Within three years the school will be at 4600 students.
my school is fan freaking tastic. it has the best learning environment in all programs, especially IB, and the kids are all friendly and wonderful.
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.
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.
Amazing school that has helped nurture me into a better student and a better person
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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~
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.
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
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.
awsome school great people excellent teaching highly recomened school! probly the best school in colrado thats what i think
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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