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Donalds, SC
Students enrolled: 433

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6219 Hwy 184 East
Donalds, SC 29638

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(864) 379-8500
(864) 379-8509
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May 13, 2015
I loved this school at first but after the first year there I noticed a significant change, in my child and the things she was saying and acting was not my child I had meetings with teachers guidance principal but no one seemed to care they just sent me letters every time he/she missed school even after the doctor excused most of the days absent. The kids there are really bad they try and act like the older 6th and 7th graders in the third grade I saw pictures of one third grader who was on social media and she was posing in lingerie as her profile picture I Told my Child she would not be friends with that child because obviously the parents don't care and mind what their kids do and say. That's the entire third fourth and fifth grade kids actions my child will not go back next year for sure

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2015
I was previously a student at Cherokee Trail. In all honesty, I am glad to have finally graduated and went on to high school. Though there are many caring teachers, there are far more that are just mean for no reason. They often times use verbal assaults and degradation until the child is in tears, and then yell at the child for crying. If a child is being bullied, the teachers do little to nothing to help. If they do anything, they talk with the bullying students and give them a miniscule punishment. Then, they just forget about the indecent and the bullying

- submitted by a community member

April 20, 2012
I love CTE its amazing. My child just moved and she loves it. the have a great staff.I heard that the principle often raises his voice to students who disobey but other than that its great. this school has high academic programs and uses a lot of tech. I think its great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2010
My child loves CTE! He has had great success and is treated equelly to the other children! Every teacher cares about their students and goes above and beyond to ensure their success!

- submitted by a parent
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March 27, 2008
I have a child at CTE. He loves it there and so do I. I went to a large school and I still don't know half the people that I graduated with. I am envolved with the PTO and wish that more parents and teachers and staff would be more envolved it PTO also. But I love the teachers and all of the staff.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2006
Now that school is almost out and my child is moving on to High School, I can be frank. Compared to Diamond Hill Elementary, Cherokee Trails is a joke. The test scores are fine and techers for the most part are good, but the overall atmosphere is horrible. Children are imtimidated and bullied by staff and there is no parental involvement encouraged. Even the so called PTO is predominately controlled by staff. And for the Awards...ever school in Abbeville System is a Palmetto Award winner. I am just thankful that I can finally put Cherokee Trails in my rear view mirror and pity the remaining children there.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2006
I feel that our school is a great place for children to learn. Concerning parent involvement, I feel that as a parent my job is to send my child to school disciplined, with needed supplies, and ready to learn. The teachers of my children are always very involved in helping us help our children. They are there when I need them and truly love what they have chosen to do for a profession. Parents and community memebers need to remember to support the educational process! We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful learning environment for our future leaders where teachers know the students and their families.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2006
I find the teachers to be caring and competent. However, I agree that there is entirely too much intimidation and verbal assaults at elementary aged children there. There is no question that Admin does not want parents in the school and discourage parental involvement. The academics do seem strong, but there does need to be changes discipline methods. I would like to see the Admin split up and moved to other schools.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2006
I think this school is the best in the district! We have great adminstrational staff! They support the students and teachers. This shows up in the awards of Palmetto Silver award for 2 years.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2006
There are some extremely loving, caring, and competent teachers on staff there. The weak link is in the administration. Discipline consists of screaming, yelling, and verbal humiliation of the kids until they are in tears. Administration is aware, just doesn t take corrective action. The problem has been taken as far as the district level with no resolve. The teachers are the backbone and do an excellent job.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2004
my son is in the first grade and the parent and teacher involvement is nil.the teacher does not involve the parents in anything of your childs progress except when you pick up the report card and then she will rush you out or just say he is doing okay.the school as a whole does not like for the parents to come in the school unless it is for a fundraiser and the family fun night is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

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Cherokee Trail Elementary School
6219 Hwy 184 East, Donalds, SC  29638
(864) 379-8500
Last modified Cherokee Trail Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-7. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cherokee Trail Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top