Substitutes Needed!

Substitutes are needed in all Cherokee County Schools.

Please call 256-927-3362 for more information on how to become a substitute.


Cherokee County Schools offers more than 3,900 students of Cherokee County extensive learning opportunities, including the traditional curriculum, vocational training, and technology. Furthermore, with the many athletic programs and extra curricular activities at each school, students are assured a well-rounded, quality education.


Beginning September 27, 2021 masks will be encouraged for indoor activities, but not required. Masks will continue to be required for school buses until further notice.

Any school reaching a 10% threshold of quarantines will return to required masks.

All other COVID mitigation strategies remain in place.

Substitutes are needed in all Cherokee County Schools. Please call 256-927-3362 for more information about applying

Cherokee County Schools Mission & Vision


The Cherokee County School System educates, inspires, and empowers students to make positive contributions to society.


The Cherokee County School System will provide a safe and supportive environment where students can develop the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical skills necessary to be ready for the future.

Thank a School Board Member in January!
January is School Board Recognition Month

PreK Openings

Spring Garden School and Gaylesville School both currently have one opening each for PreK students. Please call 256-927-5892 for more information.

New Security Measure in Cherokee County Schools
Ident-a-kid logo and sample visitor badge

All schools in Cherokee County now have a new visitor management system. This system has been put in place as an additional security measure for our students and staff members. When visitors arrive on campus, they must present their driver's license to visit students at school or to check-out students from school. Additionally, visitors will have their picture taken and a unique badge printed for them to wear while on campus. Please note that parents, guardians, or anyone on a students' approved check-out list must present their driver's license or another form of a photo ID in order to check-out students. We appreciate your efforts as we work to implement new security measures in our schools.

Cherokee County Schools Return to School Plan 2021-2022

Return to School Plan General Information

  • All students are expected to return to traditional, in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Classes will meet for all students in all grade levels Monday through Friday.
  • Students in Grades 9-12 who meet the qualifications may apply for Virtual School.
  • Face coverings are optional for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Students with COVID-19 symptoms should not attend school.
  • Contact tracing will continue as directed by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
  • Procedures and practices to help mitigate the spread of germs will continue at each school including, but not limited to:
    • Cleaning/Disinfecting as much as possible throughout the school day
    • Social distancing when possible
    • Limiting campus visitors
  • Depending upon the circumstances and data, students and personnel at each school campus may be required to adhere to more stringent guidelines.