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Cherokee Ridge Elementary School

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Posted August 5, 2013

I am looking forward to my Grandson going here to start his education and learn great things. I told him this past week that by December when I see him again I bet he would be able to read me a story! he will be starting kindergarten this month~!


Posted March 16, 2013

My son loves this school the staff are wonderful and they understand children and work with them alot better than some other walker county schools my son had attended
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

My son was at Cherokee Ridge for K last year and I was not very impressed. The teachers are extremely picky and the principle does not care. When the teachers nor the principle do nothing about bullying there is a VERY big problem. If I had a choice my son would not go to Cherokee Ridge again this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

i have had 3 kids 2 finish pre-k through 5th @ cherokee ridge,as of rite nw my 4th child goes 2 cherokee ridge he also has been through the pre-k program,he is nw finishing up the 5trh grade,I will miss-the great teaching that the school has gave 2 all of my children...Thank you.....from the Oliver hildren,and Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I have two children that attend Cherokee Ridge. It is a wonderful school, it is impressive to me that the staff knows each child by name, all 900+ children. Ms. Vann is wonderful with the children and is a truely caring principal. The entire staff works to ensure each child has a chance for a bright future. Keep up the good work students & facility of Cherokee Ridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

The principal is awesome and the whole staff rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Our school rocks because we have THE perfect administrative team! Our teachers are awesome and know how to get kids motivated. Test scores are steadily increasing year after year. Our parent volunteers and community support are just the icing on the cake. We are a family of achievers!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 2, 2008

I could not have asked for my son to go to a better school. It is nice to know that you can take your children to school and know that they are going to have a great day, thanks to the staff. I would recommend Cherokee Ridge to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

Cherokee Ridge is the best elementary school in Walker County. I am a little disappointed by the low great schools rating, but I know why it is a little lower than the others. You see Cherokee Ridge has more students with special needs than any other school in the county. The No Child Left Behind standards create problems because developmentally disabled students are expected to complete the same tests as the ones who are not disabled. This creates a situation to where on paper their scores seem to be lower than average. Does anyone actually believe that a severly handicapped child should be required to take the same standardized test as those who are not? I have two children in this school and have the upmost confidence and respect for the faculty and staff, by which create a very effective learning environment. Perhaps the GreatSchool's ratings should take more in consideration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

I give this school 5 stars and above- it is a great school where teachers care about the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

My son is in Kindergarten at Cherokee Ridge. I could not be happier. When I walk through the doors of the school I feel so welcome. The principal, teachers, and staff are friendly and caring. My son's teacher is the best. His teacher made a point to attend my son's basketball game on a Saturday morning. My son is learning so much. I have been very impressed with the school's Advanced Reading Program. This is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2007

I have 2 children in CRES and one more will be attending this next school year. I personally have had a wonderful experience with this school. The staff is excellent and parent involvement is great. There is never a time when I have not felt that I am actually involved in the school. Another important plus is I feel that my children are safe here. I personally have had an experience were I sent a grandparent to get my son and she was asked to show her I.D. That really made me feel good. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

My daughter has been at Cherokee Ridge for 3 years now and I am very pleased. The principal and teachers strive to know all 900 some odd students by name. My daughter has excelled since see has been at Cherokee Ridge. She is a straight A student and can not wait to get to school to see what she will be learning for the day. Take it from an overprotective mom.. they don't get any better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

My daughter has been there since pre-k and everything we have experienced with the school has been positive. I would recomend this school anytime!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

I have had three of my children in this school. overall it seems to be a good school, unless you have a special needs child. I know of several parents who have special needs children who have had alot of problems, including myself. Because of major problems we have had concerning our child, we are moving to an area that has better schools for our children. Maybe with the new principal this year, things will begin to get better for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

I had one child graduate from this school already and 1 more still there. I think the school and the faculty do a wonderful job making sure the children are well educated and taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

I have had two children graduate from this school, and two more still there. I love it! the staff is wonderful! my only complaint is it is too big! that is not the fault of the teachers, they do everything they can for my kids! they want what is best for the children and the school!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 10, 2005

I can understand why a reviewer who can barely read would want to take a child out of school. VARIOUS not farious! Among the other grammer issues.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted December 2, 2004

We just wanted my brother out of this class and he just straight up said, 'NO!'. We changed his school. We also know a few other parents that also took their children out of this school for farious reasons.I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

125 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 44%
Black 5% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Lori Vann
Fax number
  • (706) 375-9834

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2423 Johnson Rd
Chickamauga, GA 30707
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