Sequoyah High School (Georgia)

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Sequoyah High School
Sequoyah High School (Georgia).JPG
4485 Hickory Road
Canton, Georgia 30115
United States
Type Public high school
Established 1990
School district Cherokee County School District
Principal Elliot Berman
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,715 (2016)
Mascot Chiefs
Rival Creekview High School
Newspaper Tribal Chant Newsletter
Yearbook The Paragon

Sequoyah High School is a public high school located in Hickory Flat, Georgia. United States. It educates students in grades 9-12. It opened in the fall of 1990 and is one of six high schools in Cherokee County.

The school is informally located in the small neighborhood of Hickory Flat on a three-school plot of land dubbed the Ralph Quarles Educational Complex, consisting of Hickory Flat Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle, and Sequoyah High school. This center is on the northwest block of the intersection of East Cherokee Drive and Hickory Road.

Preliminary schools in the Sequoyah cluster are Hickory Flat, Indian Knoll, Mountain Road, and Holly Springs Elementaries, and Dean Rusk Middle School.

School enrollment was 1,715 students for the class of 2016. The student to teacher ratio 18.4. According to SchoolDigger,[1] Sequoyah ranks 40th of 420 Georgia high schools.[2]

Sequoyah was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2005, the only high school in Georgia to receive that honor, and also received the award in 2006. It was named a Georgia School of Excellence in 2005.

In athletics the school participates in Classification AAAA, Region/Area 7. Sequoyah has won state titles in basketball (1994, 1996), wrestling (1996, 1999), and softball (2006).


  • Elliot Berman, Principal
  • Diane Butterworth, Assistant Principal
  • Laura Kudlak, Assistant Principal
  • Matthew May, Assistant Principal
  • Craig McKinney, Assistant Principal (Athletic Director)



Sequoyah High School offers a broad range of academic courses and studies, having one of, if not the largest, Advanced Placement programs in Cherokee County. Students are offered a College Preparatory Diploma or Technical Preparatory study path, or may combine the two. Students are recommended the following courses to obtain the 22 credits to satisfy the Cherokee County Board of Education's requirements for high school graduation.

9th grade courses[edit]

  • Math: Algebra 1, Honors Accelerated Algebra 1/Geometry A Honors Geometry
  • Science: Physical Science, AP Biology, Honors Biology
  • Literature: Lit./Comp, Honors Lit./Comp.
  • Social Studies: Honors World Geography

10th grade courses[edit]

  • Math: See above, Math 2, AP Statistics, Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Science: See above, CP/Honors Chemistry
  • Literature:

11th grade courses[edit]

  • Math: See above, Honors Analysis, Statistics, Algebra 3
  • Science: See above, CP/Honors Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Human Anatomy/AP Biology
  • Literature: CP/Honors American Literature
  • Social Studies: CP/AP United States History

12th grade courses[edit]

  • Math: See above, AP Calculus AB/BC
  • Science: See above, AP Physics
  • Literature: CP/Honors British Literature, AP Language
  • Social Studies: CP/AP Government, Economics


  • Foreign Languages: Spanish I-IV, Honors Spanish V, AP Spanish, Latin I-III, AP Latin
  • Visual Arts: Visual Arts, Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, Painting, AP Studio Art
  • Fine Arts: Drama I, II, Advanced Musical Theatre, Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Public Speaking, Guitar
  • Physical Education: Team Sports, Recreational Games, Body Sculpting, Weight Training, Track & Field
  • Others: Air Force Junior ROTC, Advanced Composition, Newspaper, Yearbook, Intro to Teaching, Peer Facilitating, Business Education, Audio, Video Technology and Film, Marketing, Drafting, Auto/Mechanical


Sequoyah offers the following in varsity, junior varsity, or freshman age groups.

  • Head Coach - James Teter
  • Head Coach - John Edwards
Sequoyah volleyball has had a great history around the state of Georgia. In 2003, the Lady Chiefs recorded a record of 48-9, and won the Area 6 championship. After making their mark in regional play, the Lady Chiefs finished as the state AAAAA runner-up under head coach Kelly Audia to round out the season. The team lost to St. Vincent's School in the state championship match and finished second in Class AAAAA. Sequoyah then received a preseason #1 rank for the 2004 season. Volleyball powerhouse Starr's Mill and Sequoyah made it the final match, and the Chiefs lost 3-2, finishing runner-up for the second consecutive year. From 2013-2015, the Lady Chiefs made it to the state finals, finally bringing home the championship in 2014.
  • Head Coach - Todd Arnold Morrissey
Cross country
  • Head Coach - James Adams
  • Head Coach - Miriam Greene
  • Head Coach - Joe Kraft
Sequoyah wrestling, led by former head coaches Bob Eddy and Kevin Higgins, gained national recognition in the 1990s. It was ranked 5th, 7th, 8th, and 6th (twice) due to the records set in a single season between the years 1996 and 2000. They have been the state traditional champions twice since the school opened in 1990. In the 1996 season, behind the individual champions Wyatt Wilkie (112), Shinya Coulter (135), Lonnie Jones (160), and Geoff Jones (189), the team won its first state title in Class AAAA. Just a few seasons later, another brother stepped up to the plate as Justin Wilkie (130) and Leslie Morrow (112) won their individual brackets and led the team to a state championship in AAAA in 1999.
  • Head Coach - Lori Hall
  • Girls' Coach - Derrick DeWitt
  • Boys Head Coach - Jeremy Adams
  • Girls' Head Coach - Bill Dillon
  • Boys' Head Coach - John Zonin
Track & field
  • Girls' Head Coach - Chris Parker
  • Boys' Head Coach - Louis Daniel
  • Head Coach - Travis King
  • Girls' Head Coach - Stephen Pate
  • Boys' Head Coach - Stephen Pate
  • Head Coaches - Football: Cindy Perry
  • Competition and basketball: Veronica Blayton
  • Head Coach - Cathy Barco
  • Coach - Matthew Bartula
Marching band
  • Coach - Casey Eubanks


  1. ^ SchoolDigger
  2. ^ "Sequoyah High School". SchoolDigger. Retrieved 2017-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Meet the Administrative Team – Sequoyah High School". Retrieved 2017-02-23. 

Coordinates: 34°10′04″N 84°26′34″W / 34.16788°N 84.44268°W / 34.16788; -84.44268