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Loganville, GA
Students enrolled: 1,193
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555 Ozora Rd
Loganville, GA 30052

(770) 554-7050
(770) 554-7058
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February 25, 2012
Cooper is a great school. We have really felt that our children have had an outstanding school experience at Cooper. The teachers, staff and PTA are great!

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November 19, 2010
This is my only daughter second year at Cooper and we have been very satisfied. Both her first and now second grade teachers have been awesome and been able when Ive had concerns regarding my daughter's progress. The school personnel and administration are top rate and open. I am glad we relocated to have our daughter in a more diverse and highly rated school district.

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February 22, 2010
I've got 2 kids at this school and my oldest has attended 2 other schools in gwinnett. Cooper is great, the teachers are wonderful, staff is great and the pta rocks!!!

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March 25, 2009
We have one child and she has only gone to Cooper, so I have no basis for comparison, but I think Cooper is as good as any public school, and better than many. I was disappointed to learn that my child in third grade has seen her specials dwindle down to only P.E. and Music. P.E. is 4 times per week, Music is once. It seems to me that there are lots of specials that she could benefit from; but as a parent, I know very, very little about what goes on in the classroom from curriculum to discipline. I think my daughter's teacher is very good, but I still feel very much in the dark about my daughter's life at school.

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March 24, 2009
This is my child's first year at Cooper and we could not be happier. The administration and staff really seem invested in the quality of education that the children receive. I feel that my child's teacher has done a wonderful job keeping him engaged and motivated. The communication between the school and parents seem to be very effective and My child appears to be thriving! Thank YOU!

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October 06, 2008
New year... New administration....It will never be a world class school until the administration starts to think like the private sector. My daughter's 1st grade teacher was the best ever! Just Average this year. And for those of us who do have 'time to volunteer', we enjoy volunteering!! Sorry that all parents cannot, but that's not our problem. We don't interrupt classes, I often assist w/ learning. They need more volunteers, not less.

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July 30, 2008
My child will be going into 1st grae this Fall and I am hoping that this year will be a rewarding as her Kindegarten year. I thoroughly enjoyed her teachers and felt they genuinely wanted every child in the classroom to succeed. I honestly hope the new Principal, Dr. Bishop, can keep Cooper on track and exceed the expectations that have been set.

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July 06, 2008
My child is soon to be a third grader at Cooper. Her Kindergarden teacher was awful but her first and second grade teachers were the best! Dr. Eperson was everything that I wanted in a Principal! He was not going to put up with any childs disrespect and he didn't want the lonely moms just walking in and disrupting the classrooms just because it was a slow day at home. If you had a reason for wanting to volunteer at your childs class, you were more than welcomed by the administration but if you were just there to check in there is a time and a place for that and it is not during school hours. Many of the children in my daughters classes had both parents that worked and they always felt sad that there parent was unable to come. He was only trying to be fair to all students.

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February 20, 2008
I disagree with the last parent on many things they mentioned. I have a third grade child at Cooper and we are enjoying the school tremendously. There are some teachers below average, but we have been very pleased with all of the teachers our son had and our friends have many compliments about other great teachers as well. Administration needs work, but show me a school that doesn't. I think the county is asking the kids to behave more like adults than children, and the administration and teachers are feeling the pressure. We love Cooper!

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February 18, 2008
Most of the other reviews have mentioned the principal being cold. This is a vast understatement. Parents are treated as intruders and are absolutely not allowed into any classroom without announcing their presence. Although I agree that the school must control the handful of parents that may abuse this privilege and upset classrooms, there is no excuse for making all parents feel unwelcome; and allowing all teachers feel that secure from the parents. I have two children at Cooper, my oldest is in 5th grade and we have been there since the charter year of this school. Most teachers are average, a couple rate above, and many more rate below. If I could just have one year where the teacher wasn't on maternity leave and/or working on their Master's Degree, I would count it as a better year! The most promising event is Principal Epperson is retiring this year!

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May 18, 2007
We have been at Cooper since it opened and for the most part it is a good school. However, the principal is very unfriendly to parents and even somewhat cold to students. I was at one school function and he walked in and sat down to eat and never spoke to any children or parents then got up and left. He creates a very unfriendly environment. As far as teachers go, in 3 years we have had one long term sub who became a teacher the next year and almost all of the parents requested that there children not be placed in her class the following year. We also had another teacher who is not good at all with handling children and it has made for a very difficult year! I am very glad my child will move to Lovin next year!

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May 18, 2007
The academic programs seem to be great and very challenging for my 1st grader. I am still quite unsettled about the way an incident was handled with the Asst.Principal. I think that the administration needs to hold seminars for the staff to learn how to deal with parents from a parent prospective. I hope that things will get better over the next few years.

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May 10, 2007
Principal treats parents and teachers with no respect. Most teachers are great, but we have had a few problems with a couple of them. PTA is really involved and tries to get parents involved.

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January 07, 2007
My child will be a 5th grader next year. So far we've had excellent teachers. She loves the school and I couldn't be happier. We had one incident this year that could have been handled better. The principal seems cold. Doesn't listen to parents very well.

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August 26, 2006
I am a parent and an educator (at a different level) and I feel that Cooper is a very good school. We had an incident when the school first opened that we don't feel was appropriately handled, but since then, we have been very pleased. I don't care much for the principal's style of handling the parents either. His, 'this is my school,' attitude tends to put parents on the defensive. I think that if he listened and validated what parents said/felt, he might have happier, more cooperative, involved parents.

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July 23, 2006
Our daughter is approaching her third year at Cooper Elementary and thus far, Cooper has exceeded our expectations of the public education system. Though we had considered private education, we have been so impressed with the administration that we have reconsidered. The entire staff does a great job. The opening of the new building and the removal of the trailers is a great way to start out the 06-07 school year.

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May 19, 2006
I have two children at Cooper and we have been there since the school opened. We have had nothing but fantastic teachers! Dr. Epperson(the principal)is a bit cold to parents, but he seems to be good with the children. When the new section of the school opens next year and we can get rid of all the trailors, Cooper will be the perfect school. The adminitration has done an excellent job of dealing with the overcrowding issue. You'd never realize that so many students attend this school by looking at the classrooms or the kids' specials rotation. They get plenty of time in the various specials classes and class sizes are small. The teachers are friendly and and are good at what they do. They also welcome parent involvement. We are thrilled to be at Cooper!!

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W. J. Cooper Elementary School
555 Ozora Rd, Loganville, GA  30052
(770) 554-7050
Last modified W. J. Cooper Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
W. J. Cooper Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top