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Public Schools

The schools in Cherryville are part of the Gaston County Public School System including Cherryville Elementary School for grades K-3, W. Blaine Beam Intermediate School for grades 4-5, John Chavis Middle School for grades 6-8, and Cherryville High School for grades 9-12. Several pre-schools for 3 and 4 year-olds are available through private sources and at several area churches. Special programs are available for exceptional students.

Cherryville citizens continue a strong, historic tradition of activity supporting their local, public schools. In addition to the parent/teacher groups working with the elementary and middle schools, the Cherryville High School Education Foundation (CHSEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 2010 by alumni and friends in the Cherryville Community. Its mission is to provide direct, supplemental funding for educational and instructional programs at the high school. Since its inception, the Foundation has funded over $60,000 to Cherryville High School.

Colleges and Universities

Gaston College and Cleveland Community College are part of the NC Community College System and offer two-year degrees and shorter certificate programs at campuses approximately 15 minutes from Cherryville. Both institutions offer a complete program of academic, technical and vocational education. Complementing the regular programs, these institutions also offer special comprehensive training programs designed to train workers for business and industry. Also within the County is Belmont Abbey College. Within the region are Gardner-Webb University, Queens College, Davidson College, and Lenoir-Rhyne College as well as the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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