Students in Cherokee County head back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Photo: Element5 Digital on Unsplash
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Your guide to the 2018-2019 Cherokee County school year

It’s almost that time of year again when kids and teachers head back to school. Cherokee County School District invites parents and students out for open houses and walk through events at district schools from July 26-31.

 Here is information you need to know for the 2018-2019 school year.

Cherokee County School District calendar:

First day of school: Wednesday, Aug. 1

Fall Break: Sept. 17-21

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 19-23

Winter Break: Dec. 24-Jan. 7

Spring Break: April 1-5

Last day of school: May 29


Enrollment Information: Cherokee County schools online registration

Bus Routes: Cherokee County school bus stop information

MORE: Cherokee schools OK budget, superintendent’s contract


Number of Schools:

The district has more than 42,200 students, 4,800 employees, and approximately 2,800 teachers.

  • 23 elementary schools
  • 7 middle schools
  • 6 high schools
  • 4 alternative academic programs
  • 2 preschool centers

School Menus:

Information about Clayton County school menus, costs and special dietary needs can be found on the district’s school nutrition page.

Cherokee County School leadership

Cherokee County has a seven-member board of education, with Brian Hightower serving as superintendent. If interested in attending a board meeting, information can be found on the district’s website.

Other info:

  • Graduation rate (2017): 86.5 percent
  • School tax millage rate (2017): 18.950 mills
  • Budget (2018): $406 million

You can find information about your school, such as test scores, graduation rates and school climate rating at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide


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