Average Teacher Salary in Cherokee County Schools

The average teacher salary in Cherokee County Schools is $37,898.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $21,120 $16,320 $17,850 $20,210 $23,540 $26,630
Kindergarten $42,300 $31,840 $36,160 $41,220 $48,460 $56,360
Elementary $41,120 $29,950 $34,620 $40,430 $47,570 $53,270
Middle school $41,280 $30,920 $35,120 $40,790 $47,230 $52,480
High school $43,670 $30,740 $36,690 $43,570 $50,980 $58,100

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General Facts

  • Staff: 577
  • Full time teachers: 280
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 13 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 76
  • Instructional Coordinators: 9
  • Elementary Teachers: 155
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 125
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 3,577

Financial Statistics for Cherokee County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $8,944,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $23,853,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $4,224,000
  • Total revenue: $37,021,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $19,363,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $21,916,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $5,136,000
  • Expenditures per student: $188,000
  • Total expenditures: $34,998,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $11,141,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $2,914,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Cherokee County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Cherokee County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Andrews Elementary
205 Walnut St
Andrews, NC 28901
828-321-4415
  • Total: 353
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 62
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 59
14 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hiwassee Dam Elementary/middle
337 Blue Eagle Circlecle
Murphy, NC 28906
828-644-5115
  • Total: 159
  • Kindergarten: 18
  • 1st grade: 12
  • 2nd grade: 17
  • 3rd grade: 18
  • 4th grade: 17
  • 5th grade: 17
  • 6th grade: 21
  • 7th grade: 20
  • 8th grade: 19
10 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Marble Elementary
2230 Airporoute Rd
Marble, NC 28905
828-837-5485
  • Total: 119
  • Kindergarten: 25
  • 1st grade: 16
  • 2nd grade: 17
  • 3rd grade: 21
  • 4th grade: 16
  • 5th grade: 24
10 to 1 12 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Martins Creek Elementary/mid
1459 Tobe Stalcup Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-2831
  • Total: 202
  • Kindergarten: 29
  • 1st grade: 28
  • 2nd grade: 24
  • 3rd grade: 24
  • 4th grade: 21
  • 5th grade: 14
  • 6th grade: 22
  • 7th grade: 24
  • 8th grade: 16
10 to 1 21 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Murphy Elementary
315 Valley River Ave
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-2424
  • Total: 449
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 85
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 77
12 to 1 39 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Peachtree Elementary
30 Upper Peachtree Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-2479
  • Total: 174
  • Kindergarten: 21
  • 1st grade: 24
  • 2nd grade: 35
  • 3rd grade: 33
  • 4th grade: 28
  • 5th grade: 33
12 to 1 15 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Ranger Elementary/middle
101 Hardy Truett Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
828-644-5111
  • Total: 381
  • Kindergarten: 38
  • 1st grade: 43
  • 2nd grade: 43
  • 3rd grade: 41
  • 4th grade: 41
  • 5th grade: 45
  • 6th grade: 37
  • 7th grade: 44
  • 8th grade: 49
14 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

Middle Schools within the Cherokee County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Andrews Middle
2750 Business Hwy 19
Andrews, NC 28901
828-321-5762
  • Total: 212
  • 6th grade: 68
  • 7th grade: 78
  • 8th grade: 66
13 to 1 16 6th Grade 8th Grade
Hiwassee Dam Elementary/middle
337 Blue Eagle Circlecle
Murphy, NC 28906
828-644-5115
  • Total: 159
  • Kindergarten: 18
  • 1st grade: 12
  • 2nd grade: 17
  • 3rd grade: 18
  • 4th grade: 17
  • 5th grade: 17
  • 6th grade: 21
  • 7th grade: 20
  • 8th grade: 19
10 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Martins Creek Elementary/mid
1459 Tobe Stalcup Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-2831
  • Total: 202
  • Kindergarten: 29
  • 1st grade: 28
  • 2nd grade: 24
  • 3rd grade: 24
  • 4th grade: 21
  • 5th grade: 14
  • 6th grade: 22
  • 7th grade: 24
  • 8th grade: 16
10 to 1 21 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Murphy Middle
65 Middle School Dr
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-0160
  • Total: 346
  • 6th grade: 115
  • 7th grade: 113
  • 8th grade: 118
17 to 1 21 6th Grade 8th Grade
Ranger Elementary/middle
101 Hardy Truett Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
828-644-5111
  • Total: 381
  • Kindergarten: 38
  • 1st grade: 43
  • 2nd grade: 43
  • 3rd grade: 41
  • 4th grade: 41
  • 5th grade: 45
  • 6th grade: 37
  • 7th grade: 44
  • 8th grade: 49
14 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

High Schools within the Cherokee County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Andrews High
50 High School Dr
Andrews, NC 28901
828-321-5415
  • Total: 277
  • 9th grade: 89
  • 10th grade: 72
  • 11th grade: 54
  • 12th grade: 62
16 to 1 17 9th Grade 12th Grade
Hiwassee Dam High
267 Blue Eagle Circlecle
Murphy, NC 28906
828-644-5916
  • Total: 214
  • 9th grade: 62
  • 10th grade: 50
  • 11th grade: 52
  • 12th grade: 50
13 to 1 16 9th Grade 12th Grade
Murphy High
234 High School Circlecle
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-2426
  • Total: 532
  • 9th grade: 131
  • 10th grade: 135
  • 11th grade: 138
  • 12th grade: 128
12 to 1 43 9th Grade 12th Grade
Tri-county Early Col
4600 Hwy 64 East
Murphy, NC 28906
828-835-4298
  • Total: 95
  • 9th grade: 34
  • 10th grade: 32
  • 11th grade: 28
  • 12th grade: 1
19 to 1 5 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Cherokee County Schools (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Mountain Youth School
4533 Martins Creek Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-6775
  • Total: 64
  • 6th grade: 2
  • 7th grade: 1
  • 8th grade: 5
  • 9th grade: 6
  • 10th grade: 14
  • 11th grade: 16
  • 12th grade: 20
10 to 1 7 6th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $15,814
  • Median family income: $33,768
  • Median male income: $21,636
  • Median female income: $14,283
  • Median income of a renter: $17,545
  • Median income of a home owner: $30,567
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    2,505 1,820 1,610 1,100 355