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Cherokee Middle School

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Posted December 10, 2013

My child had come from the alternative programs and we are a low income family I have found the teachers to be very proactive with my child on his grades however these are teenagers and they need to learn how to take some responsibility and the teachers do try to teach this as well. My child really enjoys Cherokee and for myself I also attended Cherokee when I was younger and I still feel that not everyone can be happy with everything that goes on at a school but Cherokee is doing better than a lot of the middle schools. I am proud that my children will go to this school and not with the best of clothes and they will still fit in. All schools have issues that's life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

This school is highly recommended by nearly everyone in town, but it isn't what it seems. If your child is an athlete, you're good. If you can volunteer regularly and can be "popular" with the right parents yourself, your child will be good. If you can keep your child in the latest fashions, it will help. They say they have zero tolerance on bullying, but they do not. Speaking from personal experience, they do tolerate it if the kids belong to the "right" crowd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

Hi, I enjoy being at this school. Go Cherokee! I love my teachers. Go Cherokee!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2008

We are going on our fifth year as Cherokee parents and we couldn't be happier. The teachers are dedicated and the overall attitude is positive and geared toward the children's future success. My niece attended Cherokee last year (her fifth school in four states) and she told us that Cherokee was the hardest school she'd ever attended but that was okay because the teachers were so helpful. Her assessment: she loved it. And so do we!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

I attended my daughter's 6th grade awards ceremony 2007. I was amazed at the achievements. Out of about 60 or 70 students, 75% were in the band. There were about 15-20 students that won the top 10 honors in each of their classes. The teachers were easy to get along with. I didn't feel they gave enough homework as my daughter never seemed to have any. Overall my daughter really liked the school. A Dad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2006

My daughter was a new student this year at cherokee. The students in the school are so wonderful and she really connected quickly. This is by far her favorite school. She'smade so many friends. The teachers are great there. A social studies teacher in the 8th grade gives a test every week, and goes too fast in her teaching, but other than that shes a fun teacher. All the teachers are very supportive and great to their students. Its a little to small for the amount of people in the building, but my daughter still likes it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

The security at Cherokee is very lax and I don't feel that they fairly discipline. I haven't had a lot of contact with the teachers. But what I have had they seem very dedicated and it does take a special someone to work with pre-teens and teenagers. I have dealt with the assistant principle and he was very helpfull and just seem to have it all together. It is a hard transition from elementary school to Cherokee especially because they have so many students that you are not going to stand out in the crowd they will more than likely be just another student. I don't see alot of individuality at Cherokee, like I said there are just so many students. The school was not built to handle the amount of students that they now have. Also they had to cut several teachers this year (just like all schools in the state) that has just made the situation worse for Cherokee. All in all it's a really good school, with a great staff and an even better student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Great school I have always enjoyed the atmosphere and experience I have with this school. I have dealt with a number of schools in Springfield and I have never had a bad experience at this school. Needless to say I have not had to deal with the principal and/or teachers therefore, they must be doing their job! The place runs smoothly and my children have been happy. My daughter now attends and is very happy with her experience with the teachers! Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

2002-2003 was our first year at Cherokee. I was very impressed with the principal, assistant principal and teacher involvement with each child as an individule.
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Posted May 30, 2003

Cherokee has a great varity of programs. They are really strong in Character education. And have a one of a kind Book Talk Program this schools grade is about a 92%.


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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 52% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunch68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunch68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 2% 17%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. William Powers
Fax number
  • (417) 523-7295

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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Springfield, MO 65810
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