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Cook Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 357 students

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Posted February 14, 2012

My kids love this school! My son who has attention problems is thriving, getting straight A's! His teacher is excellent, he gets free violin lessons. My daughter is also excelling, her teacher is in-tune with her needs and both teachers communicate with us often. We moved here this year and I was surprise for a big city how small this public school is, everyone is friendly. When I go to visit I'm always greeted by staff and made to feel welcome. They have fun activities like movie night and a dance! I'm very happy with my kids education and experience at Cook!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

My daughter is thriving at Cook Elementary School! We are amazed to discover a hidden treasure here with serious, dedicated and professional educators! New principal has apparently turned this school around as our experience is great and we are excited to be here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

This school is just the worst. We took our daughter out after the first week. Her teacher was always on her cell phone and just straight up didn't seem to care. Her grammar was atrocious. Every time I went into the office the principal was just hanging out at the front desk like she was having lunch with her girlfriends. The school also doesn't have a playground. I would NOT recommend this school. If you have another option go for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

Cook is a wonderful school which embraces all children and works hard to achieve each childs' and the schools success! Keep up the good work, Mr. Shelton and team!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

I just want to say that Cook Elementary, teachers, and staff 'far' exceeded my expectations. You would not understand the depth that they go to make sure that your childs getting what he/she needs in all areas of learning. If I could give Cook 10 stars I would because looking at from where they've come to where they are now is outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

My child began in the middle of the school year at Cook Elementary. I found everyone from the administrative staff to teachers and principles to be very inviting. My child enjoyed an exceptional teacher, as well as extra curricular activities such as dance, bells and violin lessons. The principle is very active and motivated and accessible. We have had a very positive experience at Cook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

As a teacher at Ed S. Cook Elementary School, I can honestly say that our school is one that has moved from GOOD to GREAT. Named a 2007 Georgia School of Excellence for gains in Reading and Math, Cook is a model school with outstanding teachers, parents, and students. We have met Adequate Yearly Progress on a regular basis, along with meeting our Targets set by the Atlanta Public School system. Our core instructional reading program is Success for All. Coupled with our Reading First initiative, students receive 120 minutes of intensive, needs-based instruction daily. The school boasts innumerable additional opportunities for students, including a Chess Program, daily Spanish instruction, research-based After School Programs, and so much more. The teachers and administration of Ed S. Cook Elementary are a group of individuals who are dedicated to providing the best education possible to each and every one of our students.
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Posted September 28, 2006

Our daughter started 3rd grade at Cook Elementary 6 weeks ago. I felt comfortable enrolling her after attending PTA meetings last year, and volunteering in the classroom occasionally to get acquainted with the school. Since she started, I only have positive things to say. The entire faculty and staff have been welcoming and positive. My child's teacher is excellent (she received last year's Teacher of the Year award for the school) and has welcomed my inquiries about my child's progress and adjustment to the new school. The principal has been welcoming and supportive to all of our new PTA efforts. They offer strings class, so my daughter is starting Violin lessons this week! The schools district boundaries have changed several times in the last 6 years, leading to some disruption in parent involvement, but that is starting to change - and I am doing my part to make that happen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

My son is a student at cook and he loves it. The teachers are great well my sons teacher is. He has learned a great deal in a short amount of time. Thank you cook.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
White 2% 44%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 21st Century Grant for After School Program (2011)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Sharyn P. Briscoe
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (404) 330-4299

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
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