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Education

The Cherokee County School District is one of the top school districts in the state and nation, and also works to bridge the gap between education and industry.

Cherokee County School District

  • 41 schools and centers
  • 4,800 employees
  • 42,200 students
  • MAGMA Award
  • SAT and ACT scores above state and national average
  • 1st in the nation to earn District Accreditation as a Quality School System (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools / Council of Accreditation and School Improvement)

Higher Education

    • Largest technical college in the state
    • Associate degrees
    • Diploma
    • Certificate technical programs and continuing education for employees
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    • KSU was ranked #8 Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges”
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    • Private four-year university with MBA programs
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Local Private Schools

  • Cherokee Christian Schools
  • Furtah Preparatory School
  • Lyndon Academy
  • The King’s Academy

Local Private schools offer competitive and cutting edge curricula proven by higher test scores than state and national averages. Cherokee Christian School, Furtah Preparatory School, Lyndon Academy, and The King’s Academy are four well known schools that prep students for post-secondary education at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities such as Emory University, Georgia Tech, Harvard University, Texas A&M, University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University, and Wake Forest University.