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Sequoyah High School10

Canton, GA | Cherokee County

February 23, 2015


There are a few incredible teachers, but most either lack the ability to teach or the drive to care. What makes the school bad however, isn't the teachers (or the students), It's the administration. They do not do anything remotely productive. They basically sit around and limit teachers who seek to do anything that may inconvenience them (aka order updated textbooks). Our principal is also incompetent and cares little for anything other than saving money and watching our pitiful football team. If you're stuck going to school near here, go to Creekview.

Submitted by a student

January 11, 2014


I was a student at Sequoyah from 2008-2010. I would like to begin by saying that this school is probably just like every other public school, all they care about is test scores, and you are not an individual by any means. You may get lucky and have a few teachers that actually care about their jobs and take an interest in your education. Unfortunately, the math team for the most part do not seem to care whether you are there or not, they give you the work, do not explain it, and you are left to scratch your head and try your best to pass your class. The teachers are rude, they do not have respect for the students, and do not feel they should have to. They are bigger and better than you and what they say goes. I was on my own completely. I was in the counselors office regularly for about 2 weeks. I was written up and given ISS, for not getting back to class after my APPOINTMENT with the counselor fast enough for my teachers liking. I was talking to them about alternatives because this school was poisoning my need for education. Needless to say, I didn't come back one day. School is there to ensure the success of the child, not to be what ensures their failure.

June 5, 2013


I just called the school in an attempt to get information on enrolling my son and spoke with the secretary in the Registrar's Office, WOW, talking about rude and unhelpful. As soon as I mentioned that we are considering moving into the school district from overseas her attitude changed completely! There's NO WAY I would ever consider putting my child into the Cherokee County School District now! Talking about discrimination...not a chance!

Submitted by a parent

October 4, 2012


Could use a new administrative staff. My child is a sophmore at SHS. I hope the higher ups consider making a change.

Submitted by a parent

August 28, 2012


Both of my children have attended SHS. What a GREAT school! Administration & teachers are always available. Extra curricular activities are managed properly. There is a tremendous amount of parental involvement. Not a negative word to say about this school.

Submitted by a parent

August 8, 2012


Administration not easily accessible. Do they attend meetings all day??I guess a parent/student is an interruption of there "job" and not the purpose of it.

Submitted by a parent

April 18, 2012


My daughter is a freshman and this is our first year in Cherokee Co. I have had a great experience with her teachers, which is more than I can say for our previous experience in City of Decatur. I have only spoken with the Principal's office recently and found Mrs. Butterworth very informative and helpful. So far we have a very positive outlook on the school and administration.

Submitted by a parent

April 17, 2012


The school is great - PTA does a wonderful job. The administration is less than extraordinary. I read the other comments and agree, the administrator (specifically the principal) is useless and very uncaring. SHS its seems to be time for a change...

Submitted by a parent

March 27, 2012


My son really enjoys SHS. Go Chiefs! However Mr. Berman the principal and his assistant Ms. Butterworth leave a lot to be desired. They are not very nice and seem to have lost there compassion for there job.

March 22, 2012


NOT IMPRESSED WITH PRINCIPAL BERMAN! ITS OBVIOUS THE STUDENTS ARE NOT A PRIORITY TO HIM AND THAT SEEMS TO BE THE ATTITUDE OF THE ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION. THE STUDENTS ARE JUST NUMBERS TO THEM. SAD!

Submitted by a parent

March 22, 2012


The teachers are great. The principal and his assistants not that great. If you need to meet with him or his assistants best of luck. You are not a priority to them. They are always unvailable and do not return phone calls. My daughter likes the school and she has commented the principal and his staff are invisible don't bother going to them for anything. They always look irritated.

Submitted by a parent

February 26, 2012


I absolutely hat this school! All they care about is there reputation but not the kids themselves! I a student, the one who goes there everyday has not yet see my principle nor knows his name! That shows you how much hes involved in our school socially! Don't get me started on the counselors! Ok, so I just moved here tow months after school stared and I was not put in the right classes and im still not in my right classes. They stuck me in wherever there was room. Now because im not in my proper classes im failing all my classes. If not failing than just about! I swear this school only cares about the fast learning students and not the ones who are a little bit slower. Now im stuck here in this school! Witch honestly feels like a torture chamber! This is the WORST school I have ever been to!

Submitted by a student

October 5, 2009


My son is now a senior at Sequoyah High school. The staff/teachers are easily accessible, and prompt with getting back to you. We have enjoyed Sequoyah High School, and I know my son has received a great education.

Submitted by a parent

May 8, 2009


Am extremely disappointed in this school. We moved here because of the good things we had heard, but our experience has not been positive. The kids are great and the parental involvement is wonderful, but the administration is unprofessional, inaccesible, and often times rude. I think it would be helpful if the counselors were more proactive in helping students decide on a plan of action after graduation. Although the teachers are nice and seem very dedicated, the level of academic instruction at this school is only mediocre in comparison with other public schools we have attended. My biggest dissapointment is, like mentioned earlier, the unprofessional administration, starting with the top administrator.

Submitted by a parent

April 16, 2009


Excellent school!! I moved here from out of state where the cost of education was more than double of the rate here. The school my children attended was pitiful. It was the main reason why I left. The 5 high schools in Cherokee county are in the top 5 percent in the state of Georgia. The parents and community as well as the teachers all get involved in school functions. What more can you ask for. Maybe a good salad or film studies?? Give me a break. The person that wrote that review has no idea how lucky they are to be in this school. I guess you don't realize how good a school really is until you come from a substandard one. You can always move to Hollywood.

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