Cherokee County is served by a county-wide school system.  The county has four high schools, located in Andrews, Murphy,  Hiwassee Dam, and the Mountain Youth Center.  Elementary schools are located in each town and in rural communities, so that children remain close to home during their early school years.


For additional information, the office of the Superintendant of Schools is located at:

Cherokee County Schools  

911 Andrews Road Murphy, North Carolina 28906 828-837-2722   

Cherokee County has a number of excellent private schools and The Learning Center! which is a K-8 Charter School.

Tri-County Community College offers vocational, technical, college transfer, and continuing education programs.  It also serves the industrial community with training programs tailored to the needs of the industry involved.


Tri-County Community College

21 Campus Circle, Murphy, North Carolina 28906 828-837-6810


Universities within a 30-100 mile radius include the Universities of North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Western Carolina University, and Young Harris College


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