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Cherokee High School

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3 stars

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Posted August 15, 2014

great high school and it seems that my kids will do great here.athletics are great to.go chiefs,the school to be at for all you need to get ready for college..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

My child took all honors classes and took some college courses while in high school graduating in the top 5% of her class. Now in college she is struggling to get by because there were so many topics, especially certain math principals, that were not taught at CHS. As with every school there are some very talented, gifted teachers that go all out to see the kids succeed. Unfortunately, they are few and far between. The administration rewards athletes, JROTC, and the children of local figures but did not recognize the kid (not mine) who got a 36 on his ACT or the 5 who got full ACADEMIC scholarships, and then recognized the wrong people of the academic clubs--- at the ACADEMIC awards. Hind sight is 20-20 and if I had it to do again my oldest child wouldn t have gone there. My younger children will be going to Kingsport to attend high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

This school is great at giving equal opportunity and creates very bright young adults ready for the world
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I am pleased with the dedication the teachers and staff of Cherokee have towards my sons education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

it is a good school, i just moved from gate city high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

No air conditioning for when you have to run to your next class without time for your locker so you end up carrying a 50lb backpack everywhere, and no mercy for when you arrive late despite skipping locker privileges. this school is horrible, sending freshmen students all around the whole school, both floors, both buildings, without a map, and without supervision. in addition, i was mis-scheduled in a class and had a teacher who let me out of summer reading work because of it, no questions asked. i feel i deserved the break, but it was still far too easy to manipulate things. this school cares for the wrong things, installing projectors into every class for teachers to easily give news, but taking no care for the students themselves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

we moved here from ky, my son loves cherokee he is in rotc, he had great grades, he is in advanced classes and made good friends. He enjoys it hes even going to ledership camp this summer, and they have vocational school there too Im happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I have had children that have went through this school. It did not prepare them very well for college even though they were above average students. The principal(s) operate on keeping the politically correct happy, not on improving the standards of the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

This school is average among towns of this size. As usual, politics and prestige play a huge part in the success of your child. Administration does not seem to want to raise the bar for our kids and set standards a little higher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

Cherokee High School is dirty, degrading and depraved of any kind of educational standard. Some teachers stand out, and I find myself asking why are they stuck here, they should be elsewhere teaching kids who actually care where they end up in life. Kids here seem to just want to get by, there are no real social 'clicks' but the ones that exist are brutal, the bullying and the name calling and the threats via: friends, phone calls, and text and/or myspace messages is out of control. The school is very unsatisfactory, I feel in no way prepared for college, they taught me what was on 'Standardized Tests'....that's all. Nothing more, just what it took to get by, and I find it a shame that the school is so poorly cared for, looked at by the higher body, and board.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2007

As a former student I am very familiar with cherokee high. From personal experience I have found that cherokee fails to prepare students for higher levels of education. I have watched student after student fail at the college level and I credit some of the blame to cherokee's condition. There are a few bright spots involved with this school, but for the most part they are just interested in getting students by. There is definitly nothing special about this school's academics and the test scores prove it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

I consider Cherokee to be an average high school. As with any institution, the quality of teachers varies. I took mostly honors courses and found that I had several outstanding teachers who really cared about me and pushed me to further my education beyond high school. In my experience, parent involvement was not a prominent part of Cherokee's activities- the school needs parents who are willing to become involved. If you are a parent, I encourage you to do so. I was a member of both the marching and concert band for 3 years. The program does participate in music festivals, although the ensemble size is not comparable to those of larger schools in the state. I had friends who belonged to choir- the director and the program are outstanding. I am not an authority on sports, but some people- teachers and students alike- seem to take them very seriously.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 19, 2006

Cherokee is one of the finer schools in the entire state. Those who condemn could not handle it. I would not allow my child to go anywhwere else.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 12, 2006

I do not recomend this school to anyone. the academics are so easy a elemtary kid could do them. the graphics communications program at cherokee is the best i have seen anywhere and is set up better than most printshops. i do recommend the graphics. The principals are to strict on the students in areas that have little to no relavance to there future.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 23, 2006

Overall, I feel the academics are outstanding. As long as you advocate for your child and their educational needs, then the teachers do their very best to meet them. The music program is top notch and I was incredibly impressed with the improvement in my child's performance. He was not only challenged but encouraged along the way. The arts program is great, however, more classes need to be offered in that area for students who are in the Graphic Communications Tech program. I, as a parent, took the iniative to be involved which promoted success for my children in the academic area. There are many choices for sports at this school. My child was involved with football and track. I cannot comment on any other sporting events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

I would neither condemn nor recommend this school. It is all that is available in this area and it does a decent job with education. The Honors classes however, are comparable to college prep school regular classes and do not challenge students. Behavior is also a concern, as the principals tend to be overly lenient on the student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2003

Cherokee High School is a great high school to attend. It is a fairly clean and organized school and also the students seem to enjoy it there.


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

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
29%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%
U.S. History

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 59%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2927 Hwy 66
Rogersville, TN 37857
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