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About This School

Cossitt Ave Elementary School is a public middle school in La Grange. The principal of Cossitt Ave Elementary School is Mr. Steve Carnes. 618 children attend Cossitt Ave Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Cossitt Ave Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 618 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 5% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cossitt Ave Elementary School is 14:1. St. Francis Xavier is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 78%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 11%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 6% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I attended this school over 20 years ago and have to say that now having children of my own in grammar and middle school this school is by far the best school I have experienced. Great memories great children great teachers and an all around semiperfect neighborhood. Thanks Cossitt! I learned so much from this school and it has made a major impact on my education. I am now in a masters program and see maybe a doctorate in the near future.

  • (10 months ago)

    I am now a freshman in HS and all I can say is thank you Cossitt for the amazing memories. The six years I spent at Cossitt were the absolute best years of my life and every single day I miss it. The teachers are beyond extraordinary they truly connect with you and they made my experience the best possible. Cossitt is a community everyone is friends and just everything about it the school the teachers the prepared me to be the best person I could be and truly left a mark on my heart. No school not my middle school nor high school come close to Cossitt. Thank you for the memories and the best six years someone could ask for! Cossitteers for life!

  • (4 years ago)

    There are caring nurturing teachers exceptional programs that help students succeed in school and beyond the classroom.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful school! Outstanding principal attracts quality teaching staff and provides excellent leadership. High quality academic program plus music art PE good school library/use of technology. Extracurricular available in music performing arts student council 5th/6th grade intramural sports. Extensive parent involvement high contributing PTC. Outstanding school community spirit with emphasis on social emotional learning (active teaching/use of respect practices among students and between students and teachers good school community citizenship student/class involvement in class norms etc.; seemlessly interwoven throughout the day and classes. Very successful high impact one month cultural learning program (one per each grade)interspersed in all subjects eg Japan Ellis Island Pioneer Life Africa Rain Forest Medieval Life.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have had two children complete all 7 years at Cossitt School and have come away with a wonderful experience. We toyed with the Catholic School System which was completely full at the time and have never regretted sending them to Cossitt. Even though the school is old and in the heart of a downtown business district the principal and staff are excellent and always striving to be better. The parent involvement is very high and you always feel welcome. I have had two children that are in the 90-95% on testing and have felt challanged. I've had one child struggle and has received tons of support. The real eye opener was when I sent two kids to a different Junior High (since I moved to South LaGrange) and found that they were way ahead of the rest of the class. School District 102 is an excellent school system.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm wondering which school this person attended. They would have to go back 13 years (I checked) to get to a place where they could have been involved with three principals. My child well above average in performance has had an excellent education in all areas with special opportunities afforded to all children in fine arts PE outstanding literature and an excellent math program. The focus the school has on the school climate has made it an outstanding learning environment where children of varying backgrounds learn to get along well with one another. We have loved it here and even planned our move to a bigger home to be sure we stayed within the school's attendance boundaries.

  • (10 years ago)

    While our children attend Cossitt we experienced three different principals - all less than stellar. Teaching staff worked well with most students and parents although there were exceptions. We felt some of the basic fundamentals were not adequately taught and resorted to after school tutoring at times in some subjects (English and math). If your child attends Cossitt I hope he/she is an 'average' student for we felt the school less than ideal for students either struggling with - or exceeding the class 'norm'.

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