School Details

Cooper School

5143 S 21st St, Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 304-6300
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 441 students 16 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

44%
23%
49%
33%
15%
34%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
53%
75%
35%
26%
51%
36%
16%
36%
71%
50%
75%
81%
78%
91%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
22%
50%
17%
13%
33%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
18%
47%
30%
15%
36%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
19%
47%
24%
15%
37%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
36%
63%
14%
17%
45%
7%
14%
33%
59%
50%
79%
69%
53%
79%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cooper School is a public middle school in Milwaukee. The principal of Cooper School is Jennifer Doucette, whose e-mail is doucetjl@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. 441 students go to Cooper School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 3% of the Cooper School students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 441 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cooper School is 16:1. Victory K8 School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 50% %
Hispanic 30% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% %
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 77%
Limited English proficiency 3% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Really Great School for child's i hope the 6th graders have the best year they have the best teacher ever i had her when i was a kid.

  • (4 years ago)

    I don't like this school's lunch. Ewww. I'm a student btw. This school is a half inch better than Victory though. I'm glad I'm moving to a different school next year. I just don't want to leave my BFF. I'm moving to Greenfield Middle School next year and I know I will absolutely love it! GMS will rock! WOO HOO! The lunch is horrible the gym teacher is mean and gave us all a B no A's all B's and some C's also the teachers are kindof strict and i just thinks its icky. BOO!

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff get along with the students so well. So much learning happens here!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    They could do better.......another disapointment by MPS

  • (6 years ago)

    Caring teachers and wonderful principal! There are many nice school and family events.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school. Above average teachers and support staff. My daughter is in 4th grade and has really excelled academically and socially. Plus as a k-8 school no worries about transfering to a middle school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Cooper is a school that really vares in all areas of education. Having your child attend Cooper is like having them at a family members home.

  • (7 years ago)

    In my humble opinion Cooper is one of the best K-8 schools MPS has to offer! Outstanding administration and faculty and a diverse learning community.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is small with not much activities. The teachers are nice but the lunches are not.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe that is unfair to the children to go outside in the cold when they choose not to. the children can take the time to extra reading work or make up assignments. the entire staff does not join the children outside. there should be something other than going outside for recess that the children can do. 15 degrees is not that warm nor is it warm when there is a windchill. if this problem cannot be corrected i will transfer my children to a different school.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter is in 1/2 k5 and 1/2 special ed. I have been able to teaach her at home but they have been able to do much more.. they still care which alot don't because of reason or another.

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