When factoring in all that the area has to offer, Canton and Woodstock’s increasing population hardly is surprising. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, from April 2020 to July 2021, Canton grew by more than 1,600 people, and Woodstock grew by more than 1,200 people (https://bit.ly/3UkdeIg).
Families seeking a quality and reliable education system for their kids can find it conveniently around Canton and Woodstock. Recently, the Cherokee County School District earned international recognition for excellence in education. The district is one of only 38 school districts to be named a 2022 Cognia School System of Distinction by the accreditation organization. Likewise, a flourishing social environment with second-to-none extracurriculars makes it a place where students can enjoy learning.
Residents love that Canton and Woodstock have a variety of amenities and still maintain a small-town, homey feel. Each city’s prime location near an array of wonderful public, private and charter schools encourages the same type of holistic lifestyle found throughout our community, making it the ideal place to raise a family.
Canton also offers a historic downtown area, with great shopping, dining and cultural activities — such as the Multicultural Festival in Etowah River Park in September and the Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up last month (flip to Pages 44-45 to see photos) — an abundance of exceptional parks and master-planned communities. These communities allow residents to be a part of something special by connecting them locally with the people, environment and educational options that make Cherokee County unique.
Served by CCSD (www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/schools), our elementary, middle and high schools offer a seamless K-12 transition of curriculum from year to year, and rigorous coursework consistently pushes students to achieve more. For every parent whose top priority is finding their children a school with the right fit, there is an equally passionate workforce of educators and faculty in the region who are eager to deliver an enriching academic experience.
A growing population calls for new and expanded schools, with additional classrooms. If you missed Barbara Jacoby’s October article on CCSD’s new schools, visit https://aroundwoodstockmagazine.com/archives.
– Kelley Archer is the marketing director for Great Sky in Canton.