School Details

Robert C. Cooley Middle School

9300 Prairie Woods Way, Roseville, CA 95747
(916) 771-1740
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 986 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Roseville City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Roseville City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Roseville City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Robert C. Cooley Middle School is a public middle school in Roseville. The principal of Robert C. Cooley Middle School is Karin Calkins, who can be contacted at karenc@rcsdk8.org. 986 students go to Robert C. Cooley Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Robert C. Cooley Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 31% of the 986 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Robert C. Cooley Middle School is 22:1. George A. Buljan Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 66%
Filipino 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 20% 18%
Asian 15% 7%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 9869%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 26%
Limited English proficiency 6% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Cooley is an amazing school! The activities and clubs are great such as AVID reptile club Stand up now club and many more! The teachers are smart fun entertaining while they teach and know how to be strict when they need to. A majority of the students care about their grades and school and actually want to succeed. However some students are thinking in the opposite direction but that is why Cooley staff/teachers help them go far and do good in middle school. I think Cooley is the place to make middle school A LOT easier! )

  • (3 years ago)

    My son will be starting his second year at Cooley. So far I believe the teachers are doing an excellent job considering the amount of children who lack discipline. The students are expected to complete assignments and study for tests. If the student can follow these simple rules they will succeed. My son thought some of the teachers were strict but he did learn to respect them. I did not have any problems contacting a teacher when an issue cames up. The teachers respond quickly considering they are very busy. Overall I believe this school to be a great place of learning if this is the goal of both the student and parent. They also have a great band with a very dedicated teacher. If a student wants to party all the time they will fall behind very quickly.

  • (3 years ago)

    hey well got to say i go to this school. and i'm in the 8th grade. i like this school is alrite and the teachers are cool and there fun as well. i love the princeipals. this school is beast.....

  • (4 years ago)

    I go to this school and most of the teachers of great. One of the new teachers that came in is by far the best math teacher you could have (mr.Blom). Most of the students there though are very immature they cannot handle having a supstitute because all they do is chat chat chat. And than the students also just love to treat eachother horifically and call them names because they think its cool...The teachers are awsome but the student...most of the stundents (not honors students they r MATURE ) ) need to get there act together. Being a donkey is not cool.

  • (4 years ago)

    Cooley Middle School is the best school I have ever taught at. I really admire Cooley

  • (4 years ago)

    I go there and the teachers are excelent and the books and supplies are good!

  • (5 years ago)

    Classes took a long time to be controlled. Teachers were not able to teach adequately because of the lack of ability to discipline when needed.

  • (5 years ago)

    i currently go to Cooley; it is by far the best school ive ever attended. there is alot of clubs activities and sports. the teachers are amazing and the school is really fun

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to Cooley middle school and this school is just amazing. All the teachers are excellent. I am doing really well here I have all A's. At first i wanted to go to BUljan but now I am in love with cooley and you will love it too. The best things about cooley is that they have Jamba Juice every Wednesday they have a halloween fashion show they have a ditch day they play music on fridays and much much more. Over all Cooley is just a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier with Cooley. The teachers are fantastic about communicating with the parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers really demonstrate an excitement about learning it's contagious and you can feel the energy radiating throughout campus.

  • (6 years ago)

    it is an awsome school. the teachers are awsome and have great teaching skills.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Cooley for 6th grade but then i had to move sadly but i still go there mentally ) I met a lot of great friends there and i love it dearly! Some of the teachers are a bit harsh but most are brilliant. I met most of my best friends i still have two years later there oh and the food there is awesome! (Get the soup and salad you won't regret it!) Over all the principal is fun and energetic (and i little coocoo in a good way) and the classes were soooo fun!

  • (6 years ago)

    We are new to the area and I cannot tell you how much I respect this school and its staff. We have been made to feel welcome and my child is doing very well there. Being new and new to CA is a hard thing for any student! My son likes school and has made some really nice friends and loves his teachers. Thank you all for what you do!

  • (7 years ago)

    I had nothing but problems with this school. My child paid and signed up for some extra activities the teachers made available-but then they did not follow through with them. My child has always gotten excellent grades-they dropped while attending Cooley.Then my child decided it was cool to cutt class with her friends and hang out in bathroom. They called me when she was not in class-having no idea where she was-- i was told that there would be consequences at school for her actions. But they did nothing! i left several messages for the principal and received absolutley no response. Unacceptable to me! Seems like this school does not have it together..So how can they expect their students to.Thankfully we moved out of the district and my child is doing much better with no problems.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school has too much harsh disiplines. It has good teachers but some of them I am not pointing out anyone or a bit mean. Not mean like threat mean just they scold the children for small reasons like if you don't pay attention you should at least give a warning. The school has great lunches. Great electives. Just the discipline is too harsh. When Cooley opened it was a good school. But I think its getting worse every year. I think if we work together though we can make this place even better for the staff and students than it already is.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a foster parent and have put 13 children through Cooley Middle School. I have found the administration and teachers to be top of the line. They have worked with me and my children providing us with the help necessary so each child had their chance to succeed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was in the 2nd graduating class for Robert C. Cooley Middle School and I have to say I miss the school The teachers I had were always nice and fair to the students I'd recommend this school to anyone in the area.

  • (7 years ago)

    the teachers are graet and teach you well and have fun at the same time cooley really is a great place to be

  • (7 years ago)

    Ok this school rocks. I have so many friends and the teachers are so nice! the food is excellent this school gave me staright a's. Im so happy to come again this year!

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