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Cherokee High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2349 students

 
 

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Posted March 31, 2011

Cherokee High School provided me with opportunities to excel in band, theater, and voice as well as academic courses that were off the beaten path such as humanities, which awakened my interest in art, architecture and world history for the very first time. Also, I had the chance to study two modern languages, Spanish and Italian, both of which I went on to excel in during college. I now speak Spanish fluently. These courses and activities kept my day interesting, always challenging and always fun. Cherokee has quality teachers, quality facilities and classes that set the foundation for me to successfully continue learning through college and for the rest of my life. Thank you Cherokee!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2011

Cherokee High School is a great place to learn and prepare for college. Cherokee is a large high school, but during my time there not once did I feel like "just another number." The teachers were very attentive to the needs of their students. Because of the teachers at Cherokee I am currently pursuing a degree in history. The teachers are so attentive that one teacher noticed that I was having a personal problem without me even saying anything. The administration is supportive and helpful. Cherokee High School is a great school and certainly helped me move on to a great college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2011

Cherokee High School offered my two children a MARVELOUS educational, technical, athletic, social, character building experience during their four years. They have developed into ambitious, dependable, happy, self- assured young adults as a result of the dedication of Linda Rohrer, Donna Charlesworth, Coach Mehigan, all of the Great teachers, counselors and coaches. The school facilities are second to none and the community and the parents are the Best anywhere! If I had to do over again, I would not change one thing!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

Becuase Cherokee provides a great education, the teachers are dedicated, their is a tremendous amount of school spirit, and the parents are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

There are great clubs, energetic teachers, and really nice friendly people
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

My experience at Cherokee was like none other. I was involved in the various clubs and wanted to do sports, but a knee injury prevented this from happening. The greatest aspect of CHS was the fact that all groups of students were friends. For instance the captains of the Football, Soccer, and Wrestling teams; were involved with theater, choir and AV club. Also students who succeeded in theater or music were also heavily involved in sports. A very great mixture of very well rounded kids. Very challenging academically with a large percentage of students going on to college after High School. This school truly is a cut above the rest, and it made my adolescent years. I know someday I will move back to Marlton, so that my children may enjoy these hollowed halls of academia. GO CHIEFS!


Posted September 10, 2008

Cherokee is an excellent high school. My children have lived in other areas and I myself have attended many school systems throughout the U.S., and I truly appreciate the excellence in this school. I've heard one person say that 'your children are just a number'. I find that to be untrue. If you know your child well enough, you will know that what they put into it they will get out of it. The programs Cherokee provides are exceptional. My child is in AP and honors classes and has worked for those. The school keeps the children well informed of opportunities throughout the year and really strive to push your child to their limits and abilities. It's all about setting goals, and Cherokee makes those dreams a reality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

Excellent school. Prepared my son extremely well for his Ivy League education. I couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

Cherokee is an excellent high school. As a former student, I can honestly say that the rigorous academics and availability of honors and AP classes were invaluable preparation for my undergraduate and graduate coursework since. The teachers are truly brilliant, devoted, and in fact inspired me to take up a career in education. The school offers a wide variety of academic electives, art classes, and has championship sports programs. As with any school, your experience with Cherokee will depend upon the effort you and your child expend; but the possible rewards are well worth it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 11, 2007

Cherokee may appear to be larger than it used to be but it is really less than it appears to be. The buildings are divided by grades so a child will only be using one building. If they are a music student in 9th or 10th then they will go to the other building but other than that they stay in their building. I went to two High schools my music program in both were pretty strong but my one on long island was stronger. I found the academics at Cherokee to have more clarity and in general NJ standards are more practical for a student than NYs standards. Parents are active in the music program and sports tend to vary on the parent. There are various sports and music activities and courses. There are also other clubs outside of music and sports.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 22, 2006

Cherokee is too big of a school, when I went there is was smaller, I took my son out and put him in a Catholic School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

At Cherokee High School, your child is just another number. There is little to no individualized attention, and the teachers couldn't care less about your child as a person, only that they pass the exam at the end.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

Cherokee is a very good school. The academic programs are among the best available and the music, drama and sports programs are also excellent. However, the school system does not go far enough to make the schools truly great. It is not air-conditioned, excpet of course the administrative offices, the lockers are old and much of the school is dirty and the many of the desks are broken. Other than these things, the school is very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2005

This school provides so many great oppertunities that many other schools don't. I am so grateful for the amount of college prep, honors, and advance placement classes, as well as extra-curicular activities that were available for my two children when they attended Cherokee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I had alot of support from the teachers there, and i think that contributed to who I am and where I am at today. Thank you very much!
—Submitted by a former student


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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

574 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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96%

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97%

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94%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

574 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
85%

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88%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black90%
Asian92%
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education76%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black64%
Asian88%
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education55%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black55%
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education49%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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SAT participation

90%

SAT college ready

47%

Graduation rate

96%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 51%
Black 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Hispanic 2% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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120 Tomlinson Mill Road
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 983-5140

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