Creekview High School (Canton, Georgia)

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Creekview High School Creekview high school
1550 Owens Store Road 30115
Canton, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 34°14′11″N 84°20′11″W / 34.236468°N 84.336407°W / 34.236468; -84.336407Coordinates: 34°14′11″N 84°20′11″W / 34.236468°N 84.336407°W / 34.236468; -84.336407
Type Public high school
Established 2005
School district Cherokee County School District
Principal Dr. Mark Merges
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,828 (2016)
Campus Suburban
Color(s)          Hunter green and navy blue
Mascot Grizzly bear
Nickname The View
Rival Sequoyah High School
Yearbook Auberon

Creekview High School is a public high school located in the Macedonia community, east of Canton, Georgia, United States. The school was opened in August 2006 with 9th and 10th graders. For the 2007/2008 school year, 11th graders were added. The first senior class graduated in May 2009. The high school is directly across the road from Creekland Middle School.

In the first year of the high school, the ninth grade resided in one hall of the middle school. The following year, the students moved to the new building across the street and were joined by the rising freshmen.

Creekview was originally to be named "Joseph E. Brown High School." However, the community preferred a nice-sounding name vaguely connected to the Creek Indian tribe. After a petition and protests, the school board agreed to send the issue to a naming committee, which recommended the name "Creekview High School."[1]

Creekview is part of the Cherokee County School District (CCSD). CCSD is a rural/metro district located approximately 40 miles north of Atlanta. The school district encompasses more than 423 square miles with Creekview being one of the six high schools serving the community. CCSD was one of the first districts to achieve District Accreditation as a Quality School System (SACS CASI). Creekview High School is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Creekview is currently rated as 52nd of the 420 Georgia High Schools, as ranked by SchoolDigger.[2]


  • Dr. Mark Merges, Principal
  • Dr. Kevin Higgins, Assistant Principal
  • Jessica Whitley, Assistant Principal
  • Dr. Krista Webb, Assistant Principal
  • Chuck Wilson, Assistant Principal



  • 2009 Platinum Award for Academic Achievement
  • 2008 Bronze Award for Academic Achievement
  • Creekview ranked 24th among 380 Georgia high schools by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
  • Creekview was named the top high school in Cherokee County by Atlanta Magazine in January 2010.[4]
  • Creekview's 2009 average SAT scores exceeded the county, state, and nation, and were the highest among Cherokee County schools.

Aeronautics Program[edit]

  • Involves approximately 35 students divided into five teams to learn about the exciting sport of model rocketry and aviation through Georgia's CTAE STEM initiative.
  • National Qualifier 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • National Alternative Qualifier 2009
  • Finished 20th out of over 650 schools in the nation during the 2011 Team America Rocketry Competition.
  • Finished 66th out of over 700 schools in the nation during the 2013 Team America Rocketry Competition.[5]
  • Finished 1st (Team 1) and 49th (Team 3) in the nation during the 2014 Team America Rocketry Competition.[6][7]
  • 2013 Georgia Model Aviators Open House and Airshow participants
  • May 20, 2014 - Creekview High School Aeronatic Team Day in Cherokee County.[8]
  • Finished 1st in the nation during the 2018 Team America Rocketry Competition.
  • Educational partners include Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant[9] and Georgia Model Aviators.[10]

Governor's Honors Program[edit]

13 CHS students were selected for GHP in 2008 and 2009; this was the highest number among Cherokee County high schools.

Math Team[edit]

  • Cherokee County Math Tournament Champion 2008
  • State Qualifier 2008, 2009

The Unquiet Library[edit]

The Unquiet Library is the name of the Creekview High School Media Center. It opened in July 2006 and houses over 8,000 print titles and 200 reference books in its Gale Virtual Reference Library. As of February 2009, the library has a collection of over 13,000 circulating materials; the digital collection consists of several databases purchased by the library as well as materials accessible through GALILEO, Georgia's Virtual Library.[11]

Fine arts[edit]


  • Four students had work accepted in the 2009 All State Art Symposium.


  • Symphonic and Concert Bands received straight superior ratings at the Georgia Festival (2009).
  • The band has earned all superior ratings at every competition (2009).
  • Creekview had the most Cherokee County students accepted into 2010 GMEA District Honor Band.
  • The marching band is the largest student organization in the school, with more than 200 members as of 2010.
  • It was named Grand Champion Marching Band at the South Georgia Sound Of Silver Band Competition (2012 and 2014).


  • Multiple students consistently selected for All-State Chorus (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • GMEA Choral Festival Superior Ratings for ALL choral groups since 2008
  • Girls Trio Literary State Champions (2008, 2012, 2015, 2017)
  • Advanced Women's Chorus Cantori selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educator's In Service Conference (2014) and selected to perform at the Southern Division American Choral Director's Convention (2016)
  • Men's Chorus selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educator's In Service Conference (2016)


  • 12 students selected for Region All-Star casts
  • 5 Scheuler Hensley Award nominations



  • 2007 State Playoffs
  • 2008 Region Champions
  • 2008 Final Four
  • 2009 Elite Eight


  • Region Champs (2009, 2010)
  • State Playoffs (2009, 2010, 2013, 2015)

Competition Cheerleading[edit]

  • State Playoffs (2007) (2008) (2016) (2017)
3rd in State (2017)

Football Cheerleading[edit]

  • All-American Cheer qualifiers
    • Nikki Shotz (2014, 2016, 2017)

Cross Country[edit]

  • Girls
    • State Runner-Up (2009, 2015, 2017)
    • State Third Place (2014)
    • Region First Place (2014, 2015, 2017)
    • State Champion [Nyah Hernandez (2016) Makenna Gates (2017)]
  • Boys
    • State Third Place (2009)
    • Region Runner-Up (2017)


The school's team won the North Georgia Lacrosse League Championship in 2012, and finished with a record of 15-2. They started their first varsity season in the spring of 2013.


As of its fourth year of existence, the Grizzly football team has had one losing season, posting a 7-3 record in its opening season of 2006 and a 9-1 in 2007. Unfortunately, they were playing a Non-Region/JV football schedule and were not eligible for the playoffs. During an official alignment year for the GHSA, 2008, Creekview was placed in Region 7-AAA after a debate of whether or not they should be put in Class AAAA or AAA's Region 6. Region 7-AAA was one of eight regions in the state to have a subregion system, Creekview being placed in subregion A. Creekview started the 2008 season 0-3, losing all three by a combined eight points. The fourth game of the season was their first subregion test in the school's history. The Grizzlies traveled to Gainesville to take on 2007 State Semi-Finalist North Hall. The Trojans, a perfect 10-0 in subregion play at the time, sent Creekview home with its fourth loss of the season. The Grizzlies soon bounced back, winning the last six regular season games and going 5-1 in the subregion, earning the final playoff spot in the tough 7-AAA.

2009 season[edit]

  • Overall record: (9-2)
  • 7-AAA record: (7-1) 3rd - FINAL
  • League record: (5-1) 2nd - FINAL
Week Date Opponent Result Record
1 Bye
2 September 4, 2009 Sequoyah W 13-7 1-0
3 September 11, 2009 Flowery Branch W 38-35 2-0
4 September 18, 2009 West Forsyth W 28-14 3-0
5 September 25, 2009 *North Hall L 21-45 3-1
6 October 2, 2009 Johnson W 51-14 4-1
7 October 9, 2009 *White County W 42-21 5-1
8 October 16, 2009 *Gilmer W 42-0 6-1
9 October 23, 2009 *Pickens W 48-0 7-1
10 October 30, 2009 *Lumpkin County W 55-13 8-1
11 November 6, 2009 *Chestatee W 42-20 9-1
P1 November 13, 2009 Carrollton L 14-31 9-2

The Creekview Grizzlies football team finished the 2009 season with an overall record of 9–2 and a league record of 5–1. The Grizzlies started the season off with strong wins over Class AAAA's Sequoyah and 2008 Class AAA Runner-Up Flowery Branch, as well as Region 7B-AAA's West Forsyth. The Grizzlies, with a 3-0 record and a Class AAA rank of 7th, had their next test of the season, hosting the North Hall Trojans. Most assumed that 2009 was the year North Hall was vulnerable and would give up its subregion dominance after three straight years and an undefeated subregion record. The Grizzlies were the team predicted to dethrone the Trojans in the subregion A opener, but North Hall had other plans. Creekview soon found themselves down 21-0 early in the second quarter and were outgained on offense nearly 4-1 en route to a 45-21 loss, their first of the season. Since then, Creekview has bounced back strong with six straight wins and will accompany the North Hall Trojans to the state playoffs for the second straight year. As the 3rd seed, Creekview traveled to Carrollton High School to battle the Trojans and were sent home as the only Region 7-AAA to be defeated in the 1st round. Creekview started their 2011 football season strong with a 24-17 win against rival Sequoyah at Creekview. This win was mostly due to the outstanding play of previously home-schooled senior Riley Davis, who had two touchdowns.

Former Quarterback, Kyle Wilkie (2016) is now a baseball player at Clemson.


  • Region runner-up (2006)
  • Region Champions (2013)
  • State Tournament (2013, 2014)


  • Girls State Finals (2010)
  • Girls Region Champions (2010)
  • Girls State Semifinals (2009)
  • Girls State playoffs (2008, 2017)
  • Boys State playoffs (2008, 2009, 2010)


  • State Champions (2017)
  • State Runner-Up (2016)
  • Region Champs and State Quarter-finals (2009)
  • Region Champs and State Playoffs (2008)


  • Individual State Qualifiers
  • Mitch Rolka 8th place (individual)


  • Boys Region Runner-Up and State Playoffs (2009)
  • Girls Region Runner-Up and State Playoffs (2009)

Track and field[edit]

  • Individual Region Champions and State Qualifiers (2009, 2010)


  • Region Runner-up and State Quarter-finals (2009)
  • Region Champs and State Semifinals (2008)
  • State Playoffs (2009)


  • Six wrestlers qualified for state, with two placing (2008-2009).
  • Braden Johnson 2015, 2017, 2018 State Champion
  • Evan Gianfala 2018 State Champion
  • Joseph Sorrentino 2014 State Champion, 2013 Runner Up, 2012 Top 8.

First Creekview High School State Champion in any sport


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