About CCSD

Cherokee County School District is a high-performing public school system in Metro Atlanta, with 41 schools and centers, 4,800 employees and more than 42,200 students.


The Cherokee County School District consists of:

  • 24 elementary, Grades K-5;
  • 7 middle schools, Grades 6-8;
  • 6 high schools, Grades 9-12;
  • ACE Academy, alternative daytime program, Grades 6-12;
  • Polaris Evening Program, alternative evening program, Grades 9-12;
  • Tippens Education Center;
  • CCSD Preschool Centers: Ralph Bunche Center and Johnston Preschool.



2017-18 School Year Calendar

Please see the overview posted here outlining CCSD and school accomplishments.

A back-to-school message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is posted here.

A “State of the School District” presentation by Dr. Hightower, “Telling Our Story: #CCSDfam” is posted here .

Want to learn more?  Check out these short videos celebrating our teachers, students and leaders!





For more information or questions, please call 770.479.1871 or email publicrelations@cherokeek12.net.