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Cherokee County School District


Cherokee County School District is located in northeast Alabama. Cherokee County School District has 553.70 square miles of land area and 46.28 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Cherokee County School District population is 26,042. Cherokee County School District median household income is $34,983 in 2010-2014. Cherokee County School District median house value is $98,500 in 2010-2014. On average, Cherokee County School District is close to the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (58 out of 131, top 44%)
Elementary/Middle School: (74 out of 132, bottom 44%)*
Rank: #68
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:8
Population26,042 (2010-2014), rank #45
Population Growth6.61% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:43.40/sq mi, rank #93
Median Household Income:$34,983 at 2010-2014—-13.06% increase since 2005-2009, rank #87
Median House Price:$98,500 at 2010-2014—2.39% increase since 2005-2009, rank #68
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:553.70 sq mi, rank #53
Water Area:46.28 sq mi (7.71%), rank #5
County:Cherokee County
City:Centre, Piedmont, Spring Garden, Leesburg, Gadsden, Collinsville, Cedar Bluff, Fort Payne, Sand Rock, Gaylesville, Mentone, Rome, Broomtown
Zip:35960, 36272, 35983, 35901, 35961, 35959, 35967, 35903, 35973, 35984, 30165
Area:Anniston-Oxford, AL;Gadsden, AL;Fort Payne, AL;Rome, GA
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Cherokee County School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

130 East Main St
Centre AL, 35960, Cherokee County
Phone: 256-927-3362

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:4,0494,1234,0874,0814,1054,0844,164
English Language Learner Students:11NA1416171719
Total Teachers:318.25319.60277.76294.32280.22272.00280.50
Total Other Staff:277.810.00235.31245.06228.44284.90340.60
Instructional Aides:31.50NA20.5020.00NA0.00NA
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:1.89NA5.105.10NA38.90NA
Total Guidance Counselors:11.00NA11.0011.0011.0011.5011.50
Elementary Guidance Counselors:4.00NA3.
Secondary Guidance Counselors:3.00NA3.
Other Guidance Counselors:4.00NA5.
Librarians/Media Specialists:7.00NA7.
Library/Media Support:0.00NA6.505.005.505.505.00
District Administrators:3.60NA2.502.503.503.501.00
District Administrative Support:5.37NA8.5010.0010.5010.00NA
School Administrators:19.01NA14.0014.5015.5016.3019.30
School Administrative Support:13.13NA11.0011.0011.0011.0037.20
Student Support Services:19.00NA16.4015.4017.4018.5014.00
Other Support Services:166.31NA132.81143.31146.79162.40245.30
Student-Teacher Ratio:12.7212.9014.7113.8714.6515.0114.84


Cedar Bluff High SchoolKindergarten to Grade 12   3655 Old Hwy 9, Cedar Bluff AL 35959
Centre Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 4   725 East Main St, Centre AL 35960
Centre Middle SchoolGrade 5 to Grade 8   1920 East Main St, Centre AL 35960
Cherokee Co Career & Technology Center Grade 7 to Grade 12   600 Bay Springs Rd, Centre AL 35960
Cherokee Co High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   910 Warrior Dr, Centre AL 35960
Gaylesville High SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 12   760 Trojan Way, Gaylesville AL 35973
Sand Rock High SchoolKindergarten to Grade 12   1950 Sand Rock Ave, Leesburg AL 35983
Spring Garden High SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 12   2430 County Rd 29, Spring Garden AL 36275

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2004Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std54.5%46.9%
2005Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std31%44.8%
2006Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std57.4%49%
2008Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std49.84%46.76%
2009Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std40.41%42.56%
2004Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std62.5%65%
2005Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std53.4%64.3%
2006Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std62.5%69%
2008Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std58.14%64.91%
2009Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std77%76.43%
2004Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std68.4%60.3%
2005Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std40%56.8%
2006Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std69.7%63.6%
2008Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std59.54%61.3%
2009Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std59.23%61.43%
2004Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std63.8%56.7%
2005Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std48.9%54.6%
2006Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std57.8%59.2%
2008Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std52.85%59.53%
2009Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std51.21%57.81%
2004Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std53.8%50.6%
2005Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std37.9%42.2%
2006Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std49.6%45%
2008Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std35%37.08%
2009Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std27.99%37.25%
2004Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std57.1%57.3%
2005Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std54.1%58.7%
2006Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std59%64%
2008Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std51.6%62.46%
2009Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std55.8%64.88%
2004Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std47.3%48.9%
2005Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std38.2%44.4%
2006Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std48.4%48.1%
2008Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std36.79%43.41%
2009Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std40.88%43.74%
2004Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std44.9%47%
2005Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std33.3%42.6%
2006Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std47.8%48.1%
2008Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std36.79%39.83%
2009Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std38.05%40.59%
2004Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std40.9%42%
2005Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std46.5%41%
2006Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std41.2%45.4%
2008Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std54.34%46.94%
2009Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std50.8%56.16%
2004Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std60%55.7%
2005Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std62.4%63%
2006Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std50.1%60%
2008Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std71.06%65.27%
2009Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std63.9%65.55%
2004Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std57.5%51.7%
2005Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std57.6%48.9%
2006Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std52.9%55.1%
2008Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std62.06%56.69%
2009Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std55.59%62.72%
2004Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std47.1%51.1%
2005Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std46.8%48.9%
2006Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std44.9%51.2%
2008Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std60.13%58.32%
2009Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std47.29%60.06%
2008Biology11th Grade% met std62.89%72.59%
2009Biology11th Grade% met std86.5%87.59%
2010Biology11th Grade% met std95.97%93.34%
2011Biology11th Grade% met std95.97%94.47%
2012Biology11th Grade% met std97.45%95.24%
2004Language11th Grade% met std82.7%81%
2005Language11th Grade% met std76.7%80.4%
2006Language11th Grade% met std80.9%82.2%
2007Language11th Grade% met std87.4%80.01%
2008Language11th Grade% met std77.5%76.95%
2009Language11th Grade% met std83.21%81.82%
2010Language11th Grade% met std85.4%78.46%
2011Language11th Grade% met std83.13%77.64%
2012Language11th Grade% met std74.36%75.1%
2004Math11th Grade% met std73.9%78%
2005Math11th Grade% met std73.3%78.3%
2006Math11th Grade% met std83%83.6%
2007Math11th Grade% met std87.03%83.74%
2008Math11th Grade% met std85.41%84.02%
2009Math11th Grade% met std87.91%85.56%
2010Math11th Grade% met std90.18%84.32%
2011Math11th Grade% met std88%85.39%
2012Math11th Grade% met std85.03%85.03%
2004Reading11th Grade% met std81.1%86.9%
2005Reading11th Grade% met std81.4%85.7%
2006Reading11th Grade% met std84.2%85.6%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std88.55%82.19%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std79.17%81.17%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std83.21%81.63%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std86.18%81.82%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std82.32%83.29%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std82.78%82.92%
2004Science11th Grade% met std85.8%82.1%
2005Science11th Grade% met std79%80.9%
2006Science11th Grade% met std84.2%84.8%
2007Science11th Grade% met std90.84%82.09%
2008Science11th Grade% met std82.5%81.22%
2009Science11th Grade% met std80.5%75.76%
2004Social Studies11th Grade% met std70.8%74.2%
2005Social Studies11th Grade% met std70%76%
2006Social Studies11th Grade% met std74.7%77.1%
2007Social Studies11th Grade% met std76.72%73.9%
2008Social Studies11th Grade% met std75%72.58%
2009Social Studies11th Grade% met std80.65%78.86%
2010Social Studies11th Grade% met std82.91%73.05%
2011Social Studies11th Grade% met std74.09%71.38%
2012Social Studies11th Grade% met std72.99%71.26%
2010Biology12th Grade% met std88.51%94.02%
2011Biology12th Grade% met std99.21%98.1%
2012Biology12th Grade% met std99.59%98.49%
2004Language12th Grade% met std91.8%95.4%
2005Language12th Grade% met std89.4%94.5%
2006Language12th Grade% met std95%94.7%
2007Language12th Grade% met std92.03%89.7%
2008Language12th Grade% met std95.16%94.49%
2009Language12th Grade% met std92.17%92.8%
2010Language12th Grade% met std93.41%91.1%
2011Language12th Grade% met std96.44%91.4%
2012Language12th Grade% met std95.08%90.39%
2004Math12th Grade% met std89.7%95.7%
2005Math12th Grade% met std88.5%94.7%
2006Math12th Grade% met std92.5%95.6%
2007Math12th Grade% met std91.63%90.48%
2008Math12th Grade% met std94.33%95.45%
2009Math12th Grade% met std94.35%95.36%
2010Math12th Grade% met std96.7%94.73%
2011Math12th Grade% met std94.86%94.82%
2012Math12th Grade% met std93.85%94.83%
2004Reading12th Grade% met std94%96.5%
2005Reading12th Grade% met std90.6%95.4%
2006Reading12th Grade% met std93.7%95.2%
2007Reading12th Grade% met std92.03%90.19%
2008Reading12th Grade% met std96.37%95.01%
2009Reading12th Grade% met std90.43%94.2%
2010Reading12th Grade% met std92.67%93.57%
2011Reading12th Grade% met std92.89%93.78%
2012Reading12th Grade% met std92.63%93.62%
2004Science12th Grade% met std92.3%95.9%
2005Science12th Grade% met std92.7%95.3%
2006Science12th Grade% met std95.8%95.9%
2007Science12th Grade% met std92.82%90.62%
2008Science12th Grade% met std97.18%95.24%
2009Science12th Grade% met std93.05%93.62%
2004Social Studies12th Grade% met std88.8%92.7%
2005Social Studies12th Grade% met std87.7%93.4%
2006Social Studies12th Grade% met std91.2%93.7%
2007Social Studies12th Grade% met std91.63%88.74%
2008Social Studies12th Grade% met std94.35%92.95%
2009Social Studies12th Grade% met std91.74%91.58%
2010Social Studies12th Grade% met std93.04%90.45%
2011Social Studies12th Grade% met std90.91%87.99%
2012Social Studies12th Grade% met std91.39%89.74%
2005Mathematics3rd Grade% met std73.6%74.1%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std75.8%77.7%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std74.05%77.41%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std76.26%77.69%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std72.34%79.37%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std71.15%80.13%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std75.68%83.7%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std76.28%85.23%
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std80.6%81%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std82.5%83.6%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std84.18%84.9%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std80.71%85.35%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std84.15%85.83%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std83.65%86.59%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std84.24%86.82%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std85.35%88.18%
2004Mathematics4th Grade% met std68.9%71.9%
2005Mathematics4th Grade% met std74.2%74%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std80.1%77.9%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std77.33%78.31%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std81.53%78.93%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std77.81%79.12%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std73.34%81.26%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std77.42%82.42%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std73.52%85.24%
2004Reading4th Grade% met std74.6%76.9%
2005Reading4th Grade% met std81.5%83.3%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std84%84.4%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std82.34%85.01%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std85.54%86.09%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std84.91%86.5%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std81.57%86.69%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std85.21%87.93%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std82.24%88.16%
2005Mathematics5th Grade% met std72.3%71.8%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std74.3%76.5%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std70.68%77.26%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std77.97%77.97%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std84.41%79.94%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std82.32%82.61%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std87.05%88.95%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std92.43%91.32%
2005Reading5th Grade% met std83.2%80.9%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std77.5%80.7%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std84.83%84.6%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std79.66%84.37%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std84.71%84.65%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std83.84%85.64%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std84.03%88.59%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std92.13%88.88%
2004Mathematics6th Grade% met std63.7%56%
2005Mathematics6th Grade% met std73.1%66.5%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std77.1%74.7%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std71.26%73.46%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std75.61%71.9%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std86.97%74.92%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std82.15%76.94%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std81.64%77.64%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std82.89%77.16%
2004Reading6th Grade% met std85.2%82.4%
2005Reading6th Grade% met std83%81.6%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std80.3%83%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std78.3%84.87%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std83.28%86.61%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std84.86%86.2%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std86.77%86.13%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std84.55%88.19%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std84.16%88.35%
2005Mathematics7th Grade% met std59.9%56.9%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std58.9%59.1%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std52.58%59.82%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std65.16%61.26%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std65.33%65.79%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std72.47%68.76%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std69.78%70.36%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std72.07%72.5%
2005Reading7th Grade% met std80.3%75.1%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std76.8%74.3%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std71.61%77%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std78.68%79.13%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std77.09%81.28%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std82.23%83.02%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std86.07%84.9%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std82.68%86.25%
2005Mathematics8th Grade% met std68.6%63%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std71.7%67.6%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std67.87%66.3%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std60.27%68.13%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std75.23%73.77%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std79.18%78.62%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std78.65%77.01%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std74.12%78.62%
2004Reading8th Grade% met std56.4%57.3%
2005Reading8th Grade% met std68.3%69.5%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std74.4%71.7%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std68.77%71.94%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std66.23%73.87%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std72.44%74.89%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std59.75%73.51%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std76.95%76.95%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std76.35%79.33%
ASA Test
2008Science5th Grade% met std70.48%69.84%
2009Science5th Grade% met std72.5%73.2%
2010Science5th Grade% met std78.93%77.35%
2011Science5th Grade% met std74.06%78.77%
2012Science5th Grade% met std76.07%80.09%
2008Science7th Grade% met std58.17%60.51%
2009Science7th Grade% met std64.56%70.34%
2010Science7th Grade% met std67.14%68.79%
2011Science7th Grade% met std64.86%68.5%
2012Science7th Grade% met std71.79%75.67%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$38,878,000$9,513 $38,732,000$9,491 $37,870,000$9,225 
Total Expenditures:$36,847,000$9,016 $37,046,000$9,078 $40,308,000$9,819 
Total Current Expenditures:$33,788,000$8,267 $34,841,000$8,537 $36,473,000$8,885 
Instructional Expenditures:$18,894,000$4,62355.9%$19,913,000$4,87957.2%$20,539,000$5,00356.3%
Student and Staff Support:$3,721,000$91011.0%$3,597,000$88110.3%$3,903,000$95110.7%
Operations, Food, Other:$7,621,000$1,86522.6%$7,638,000$1,87221.9%$8,156,000$1,98722.4%
Total Capital Outlay:$1,400,000$343 $839,000$206 $2,396,000$584 
Construction:$1,287,000$315 $823,000$202 $1,837,000$448 
Total Other:$830,000$203 $524,000$128 $565,000$138 
Interest on Debt:$760,000$186 $801,000$196 $820,000$200 
Total Salary:$19,913,000$4,872 $20,143,000$4,936 $20,604,000$5,019 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$12,800,000$3,13264.3%$13,282,000$3,25565.9%$13,417,000$3,26865.1%
Other Salary:$7,113,000$1,74035.7%$6,861,000$1,68134.1%$7,187,000$1,75134.9%
Total Benefit:$7,458,000$1,825 $8,324,000$2,040 $8,570,000$2,088 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$4,511,000$1,10460.5%$5,129,000$1,25761.6%$5,236,000$1,27661.1%
Other Benefit:$2,947,000$72139.5%$3,195,000$78338.4%$3,334,000$81238.9%

* Cherokee County School District was rated 3 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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