Well, I was a Cooley student for about 3 years and they were the best days of my life. Their for is great and healthy, they have awesome teachers, and a great office. Every Friday leadership would put on music and we could all dance. And on Monday they had Jamba Juice that you could also drink at lunch. Overall I think Cooley is they best place to be. I f a parent wants their child to have the best education they should enroll them in Cooley.
I am graduating this year and I am so sad! Cooley was a great place to be. There is a late buss for all of the student that participate in after school activities. I have had a new principal every year I've gone here. But I can say that Mrs. Calkins is the best. If you just e-mail her she will get back to you real quick. There is many sports for you to play here. In 7th and 8th grade you can play volleyball, wrestling, basketball, track and field, cross country, and cheer. -Jamie N.
Cooley Middle School is a wonderful school with new, state-of-the art facilities. The school offers after school sports programs including football, basketball, volleyball, track and wrestling. However, 6th graders are only allowed to participate in a few of the programs. This should be changed. They offer an accelerated honors class in Math/Science and Language Arts. I would like to see Cooley offer more after school activites/clubs (ie. Pep Club, Reading Club, International Club, Leadership Club, etc.) Cooley should also offer late bus transportation for kids who attend after school activities. This would really help out parents who work full time during the day and are not available to pick up their child who has after-school activities. I highly recommend this school to parents living in the area.
I was extremely dissapointed with lack of teacher creativity, and the slow notification process. I was rarely made aware of performance issues, and was not ablw to address / assist in improving my son's performace, untill most of the semester had already been completed. I would have preferred timely progress reports, and when I had requested regular Friday updates (via a form my son had to give to each teacher on Fridays) there was a lack of information, or simply not completed. I had the opposite experience with Cathryn Gates elementry...excellent k-5 school.
I was both a parent, and I work as a outdoors supervisor during the lunch period. I have for almost four years now. I adore this school, the teachers are very committed and the staff has always been behind both the pillars of education and the well-being of their student-body. There are always difficulties, esp in a place with such a huge diverse student-body, economically, racially, language and educationally. My son went for his three years, and two years later I am still here, because it is worth it. The parents are beyond supportive. The new principal seems to be more than committed and enthusiastic. I'm looking forward to the years success.
My son attended this school for most of his 6th grade year. We had looked forward to him going to this school since it was relatively new, had great facilities, and located in a nice neighborhood. What we found was a principal that was just biding his time. There was a recent article in the Sacramento Bee where he stated he never spends more than 5 years at any one school. His lack of commitement was passed on to his teachers. When my son was struglling in several classes I set up meetings with his teachers. The teachers basically indicated that with 200 students each they really couldn't be bothered to do more than attend class each day and it was up to me to figure out a way that my son could do better. after months of fustration, we left the district before the school year ended. Best decision we made.
I love this school. I am sad that Mr. Hogebom is leaving. I look forward to seeing how the new pricipal take on our kids.
Cooley Middle School is a fairly new school (within the last 5 years) and they are still working out some of the kinks. There are many different social and economic groups that come together at this school. Some people come from million dollars homes and some from poor homes. There academic programs are slightly below that of nearby Rocklin and Granite Bay as well as other schools in the city of Roseville although it is ranked much higher than Antelope and Citrus Heights.
I have been going to Cooley for two years now. Out of all the schools I've been to (which is about 7) Cooley by far the best. The teachers are awsome and are always there to help. Mr. Hogeboom is so nice. He listens to your ideas and comments. Most kids at Cooley cry the day they have to leave. It is a special place to be for everyone. This year will be my last year at Cooley and I will leave with many of my best memories. I love going to this school, every day is an adventure. The studies aren't boring. The're fun to do and you enjoy school. You don't go because you have to, it's because you want to. Sincerly, Kirstyn Cox(kc)8th grader at Cooley
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