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.
This school is great at giving equal opportunity and creates very bright young adults ready for the world
I am pleased with the dedication the teachers and staff of Cherokee have towards my sons education.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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