The latest published statistics available show that 53% of the Cherokee County public school students were HOPE eligible, while 100% of the 2020 graduates from Cherokee Christian High School were eligible for the HOPE Scholarship.1 Additionally, 50% of our graduates were also eligible for the Zell Miller scholarship which requires a minimum SAT score of 1200 and a HOPE GPA of 3.7 (this is calculated by GA Futures).
The SAT test is given to seniors and the chart illustrates the superior scores that CCHS students are achieving. When thinking about comparisons to the county, state, and country, it is important to note that only 59% of the students in our county took the SAT test, while 100% of the CCHS students took the test. Therefore, we are comparing all of the CCHS results to only a select group of the county schools.2
Here are the top five Georgia public high schools ranked by most recent published SAT scores (there are 525 public high schools in Georgia).
- (1375) Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
- (1290) Northview High School
- (1288) Walton High School
- (1250) Atlanta Classical Academy
- (1239) Chatahoochee High School
How do Cherokee Christian High School’s SAT scores compare to the top five Georgia public high schools? Cherokee Christian High School’s 2020 SAT average score of 1253 would place CCHS at #4 in the state compared to the top five public high schools.
If you compare the scores of the graduating Cherokee Christian STEM and Masterworks students (1298) to the scores of the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology (1375), Cherokee Christian would be #2 in the state .
If you consider the SAT scores for students who have attended Cherokee Christian High School for grades 9-12, the average SAT score for those students is 1276, or 4th in the state!
If you consider the top 25% scores of CCHS students, the average score is 1370 .