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Cherokee Street Elementary School

130 Cherokee Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4600
Principal: Jill Lahey
Assistant Principal: Patricia Murthy



Back to School Night Schedule

Grades K - 2 6:00 - 6:30pm
Special Area and Support Staff, PTA Meet & Greet - 6:30 - 7:30pm
Grades 3 - 5 7:30 - 8:00pm



Our Mission

The mission of the Cherokee Street

School is to bring child and community

together to create a safe and caring

learning environment where each

individual can reach his/her maximum

potential and achieve his/her personal



Belief Statement

We believe that…

Community involvement is paramount.
Learning occurs in all facets of life.
Individuals can grow into good and respectful citizens.
Maximum potential should be emphasized.
Best efforts are essential from all.

Current News

Matthew's Wish

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Cherokee Street Elementary School's DECEMBER Dignity Award Winners. As part of our continuing character education program, students were nominated by their classroom teachers for demonstrating the character word for the month. December's word was - EMPATHY.

Members of Cherokee's 5th grade student council from Mr. Cavanagh's class presented the gifts that the student council collected from their toy drive to Benefit Matthew's Wish. This is the third year Cherokee has held this event to benefit this worthy cause. Approximately 385 brand-new toys to be donated to Matthew's Wish.