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Cooperative High School

Public | 9-12 | 655 students

 
 

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted September 22, 2014

Coop is an excellent school. We are both strong in the arts AND in academics. The rumors that are said about Coop are 99.9% of the time untrue. Being a junior, I know a lot about the school. The environment is very open to anyone. You'll be sure to find people who share your interests.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

My son is an alumnus of this school. They provide a superb arts education along with standard high school curriculum. Students are encouraged to continue on to college and the guidance department really does their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Sending my daughter to CoOp was a very good decision. The administration staff & most of the teachers are top notch. They are a secure school; they attend to each student's needs; they discuss with parents anything that needs attention & they correct it; most of the teachers are great with the kids; there is a genuine care for the students, & the arts programs are the best. (Especially the dance program!) The school is diverse. My daughter gets a well-rounded education at CoOp. She is challenged academically to achieve her very best. Teachers are on hand for after school extra help, if need be. This, her first year in high school, I thought would be a nightmare because of the shocking transition for her from middle school, but she's doing very well! Kudos to teachers and administration staff! Keep doing what you do best! J. C., Milford, CT
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

Great student body, a few amazing teachers, a terrible facility (until next year), curriculum and administration.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2008

The curriculum is much easier than a suburban highschool. It almost feels like middle school because the administration doesnt give as much freedom as other school. They are over secure, and overprotective. The school is also very poor. Every group gets along though. Black kids are nice to white kids, popular kids talk to the nerdy kids. There arent stereotypes. The art teachers are phenomenal. They really care about the students. Especially theater.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

I'm very pleased with co-op. My daughter has grown her grades are wonderful and the teachers and the principal are great. My second daughter will be attending next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

I am very pleased with Co-op - I'm on my second child, and both have done very well. The teachers are great, the administration is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

This school is very good when the student who applies is determined to succeed in the art they have chosen. Otherwise, don't even bother coming. Music programs get 10/10, other arts are just as good, but the academics are otherwise lacking.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2006

Our child has been in this school for 2 yrs and it has been the best 2 yrs for her and us. The arts and academics that are offered are really superb. The kids treat each other equal. The staff is so easy to work with and very helpful. Principals and guidance work hard with each kid. Environment is very safe and truly this child is so happy she made the choice to Co-op. I would recommend a shadow day. This is where the incoming student follows another Co-op student for the day. We did this and our child knew that day that this was for her. We would recommend this school for anyone who is truly into the arts and wants a really good education. There are opportunity's out there that we would never have known about w/o Co-Op. Good Luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Best decision I ever made was to send my son to this school - Traditional high school would have been a nightmare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

Co-op High School is an excellent place for students to grow artistically and academically. The school offers unbelievable opportunities for their students to participate in programs they could never have the chance to in a traditional high school. By the time I graduated, I had attained the equivalent of one year of college credits, all at no cost to myself or my family. Co-op is definitely a remarkable place that has changed my life forever.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 5, 2005

This school was an amazing experience for me, however, the curriculum isn't as substantially based as a private or regular public school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 5, 2004

This school would be alot better if they offered a sports program, but instead you have to send your child to either James Hillhouse high school or Cross high school to play a sport. This school also gets alot of good college information not just pertaining to the arts. Co-op _This is what it has been nicknamed) also has a new principal this year who we believe will make the school awesome.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female58%
Male67%
Black49%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male73%
Black67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students74%
Female70%
Male79%
Black60%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black84%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 50% 13%
White 26% 61%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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New Haven, CT 06511
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