Welcome to Cherokee Heights Middle School

We are glad you are here.

Learn how we’re committed to providing the very best educational experience possible.

Cherokee Heights Middle School is a dynamic learning community dedicated to providing all students with a strong curriculum, leadership, and support. We are located on the near west side of Madison, close to many woods, parks and recreation opportunities. Our school prides itself on its rich cultures that are valued by our faculty, students, and families. We’re a proud institution that promotes teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and a strong dedication to life-long learning. Our staff acknowledges these attributes are essential in order to reach out academic and social-emotional learning goals.

Cherokee Heights’ strengths lie in the richness of diversity of our students and community. Our dedicated, committed staff believe that in order for a curriculum to be successful it must engage all students and the curriculum must embrace Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Teaching and provide students access to education in their home language. Our school community values and respects all students that enter our school doors. We rely on our community supports and partners to strengthen the learning opportunities and experiences for our students during and beyond the school day and building.

What Makes Cherokee Unique:

  • We offer dual-language immersion (DLI) programming as a continuation of students’ K-5 DLI learning experience in MMSD.
  • School garden provides additional learning opportunities.



Get in Touch


Cherokee Middle
4301 Cherokee Drive
Madison WI 53711

Office: (608) 204-1240
Cherokee Middle School Website

Give a Gift

Interested in supporting our school? Give a gift to Cherokee Heights Middle School.

Are you an MMSD Alum? Connect with us and share your story.

“My daughter just began sixth grade at Cherokee but has transitioned in without issues. Her teachers are caring and challenging, and she loves going to school.”

Support Our School


Through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.

Current Adopt-a-School Partners:

Junior League of Madison
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Interested in adopting a School?

Why I Give

When I began as a principal in the district, a representative from the Foundation and I had the opportunity to meet. Her warm welcome coupled with the selfless mission of the organization inspired me to get involved initially. I was then able to see the meaningful contributions the Foundation makes to our schools each and every day, which inspired me to continue my support.


We support the Foundation because we believe in public education. We strongly believe that the public school system is a bedrock community institution that provides opportunity for all children. Through the Foundation’s financial support, many innovative projects that enhance the educational experience of Madison children have begun and been sustained over the years.


As a strong believer in the public school system, I’m convinced that a strong preK-12 program is the way to ensure equitable opportunity for all. The Foundation’s enthusiastic attitude supports promising educational practices and exemplifies philanthropic leadership. It’s a phenomenal ally and advocate of Madison’s schools, and as a high-caliber, well-managed organization, it is richly deserving of our support.