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Cherokee Elementary School students collecting socks for Harvey victims

Welcome to Cherokee Elementary

Cherokee Elementary School is a Pre K-4 School located at the base of Buffalo Mountain within the Cherokee National Forest.  We are part of the Johnson City Schools District, which is currently ranked 9th in the State of Tennessee.  School starts at 8:15 AM and we dismiss at 3:15 PM.

Tardies, Early Dismissal

Parents must sign students in when tardy and out when leaving school early. After three unexcused tardies, students will serve time missed at his/her teacher's discretion.


Parents should call the office when students are absent. Work may be picked up in the office. Please call by 9:00 am to give the teacher plenty of time to get the work together.

Cafeteria Prices


  • Reduced - $.30
  • Regular - $1.25   


  • Reduced - $.40
  • Regular - $2.35
  • Staff - $3.75
  • Visitor - $4.00

Milk: Cost - $.60