Kansas Cherokee County Public Schools

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Cherokee County, KS

Map of Cherokee CountyCherokee County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 587.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 36.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 4.9%. On the 2000 census form, 97.1% of the population reported only one race, with 0.6% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.3% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.51 persons compared to an average family size of 3.02 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $31,112. Per capita income grew by 20.9% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 21,555 Covered Employment 6,224
Growth (%) since 1990 0.8% Average wage per job $25,718
Households (2000) 8,875 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 26.3%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 11,459 Average wage per job $31,112
Unemployment Rate (2005) 6.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $23,592 Average wage per job $37,294
Median Household Income (2003) $32,114 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 14.5 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 80.3 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.3 Average wage per job $27,494

1. BAXTER SPRINGS HIGH
Address: 100 N Military, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
Phone: (620) 856-3366
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 251
Grades: 9-12

2. BAXTER SPRINGS MIDDLE
Address: 1520 Cleveland, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
Phone: (620) 856-3355
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 225
Grades: 6-8

3. CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
Address: 1501 Park Ave, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
Phone: (620) 856-3311
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 218 3-5

4. CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
Address: 810 S High School Avenue, Columbus, KS 66725
Phone: (620) 429-3943
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 399 4-8

5. COLUMBUS HIGH
Address: 124 S High School Avenue, Columbus, KS 66725
Phone: (620) 429-3821
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 387
Grades: 9-12

6. CORNERSTONE ALTERNATIVE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 702 E. 7th Street, Galena, KS 66739
Phone: (620) 783-4499
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 26
Grades: 9-12

7. GALENA HIGH
Address: 702 E. 7th Street, Galena, KS 66739
Phone: (620) 783-4499
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 203
Grades: 9-12

8. GALENA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 702 E. 7th Street, Galena, KS 66739
Phone: (620) 783-4499
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 157
Grades: 6-8

9. HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY
Address: 319 N High School St, Columbus, KS 66725
Phone: (620) 429-3032
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 161
Grades: 2-3

10. LIBERTY ELEMENTARY
Address: 702 E. 7th Street, Galena, KS 66739
Phone: (620) 783-4499
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 167 3-5

11. LINCOLN ELEMENTARY
Address: 801 Lincoln, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
Phone: (620) 856-3322
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 299
Grades: PK-2

12. PARK ELEMENTARY
Address: 724 E Garfield Street, Columbus, KS 66725
Phone: (620) 429-3905
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 208
Grades: PK-1

13. RIVERTON ELEMENTARY
Address: Box 260, Riverton, KS 66770
Phone: (620) 848-4078
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 392
Grades: PK-5

14. RIVERTON HIGH
Address: Box 290, Riverton, KS 66770
Phone: (620) 848-3388
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 278
Grades: 9-12

15. RIVERTON MIDDLE
Address: Box 260, Riverton, KS 66770
Phone: (620) 848-3355
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 190 6-8

16. SCAMMON ELEMENTARY
Address: 400 E. Katy Street, Scammon, KS 66773
Phone: (620) 479-3631
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 77
Grades: KG-6

17. SOUTH EAST HIGH
Address: Box 277, Cherokee, KS 66724
Phone: (620) 457-8365
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 214
Grades: 9-12

18. SPRING GROVE PRIMARY CENTER
Address: 702 E. 7th Street, Galena, KS 66739
Phone: (620) 783-4499
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 237
Grades: PK-2

19. WEIR ELEMENTARY
Address: Box 308, Weir, KS 66781
Phone: (620) 396-8211
County: Cherokee County
Enrollment: 154
Grades: PK-11

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