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Elmer H. Cook Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 638 students

 

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Posted May 4, 2009

Both of my daughters have attended Cook. My oldest for 2 years and my youngest for 3. We have been very happy with the school. Due to my career we have seen a lot of schools, and this one is by far not the worst. The teachers care about the students and want to help them learn. While I have heard stories of bad teachers, we have not experienced them. We had a friend pull her daughter out at Christmas to home school, while leaving her youngest in the school due to a teacher matter, but even that mother says that she will return her daughter next year, and understands that one bad egg does not make a bad dozen. Sadly we will be leaving again, but we will have great memories of this school and all the fun we had.
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Posted May 22, 2008

We have had two of our daughters attend Cook. The staff is excellent and very caring. We have moved out of state and found that our girls have acclimated to schools that are more advanced than most. This is a tribute to the faculty and teachers at Cook.
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Posted September 22, 2007

My chaild has attended Cook for a good 4 years. I i'm very displeased with the school. The teachers are HORRIBLE, the bullies are EVERYWHERE, and the food they serve NASTY! I can honestly say i hate Cook Ele.
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Posted September 19, 2006

Both my children attend Cook Ele. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal and his assistant are kind and very attentive to the needs of the children. They are great examples of a leaders. I recommend this school to everyone in the Cook Ele. school district.
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Posted November 16, 2005

My daughter started kindergarten at cook August 1996 until she started going to Ramsey August 2003. My youngest son is still going to Cook, he started kindergarten there August 2000. I have loved every theacher my kids have had. Mr. Spicer is a great principle. He is very involved in everything that goes on at his school. They have very good music and art classes. And teachers too. They do track in 6th grade, and I think 5th grade can try out too. Cook has one of the best, if not the best PTA. A lot of the parents you see up there almost as much as the teachers. They are running copies for teachers, reading to a class, decorating the halls, helping with a class project, doing what ever they can do to help.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 65%
Black 8% 21%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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