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T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School

Public | K-5 | 308 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2012

My child got into this school this year and it is such a wonderful school! Very often she will say "I had a great fun day today" or "Today is the best day ever!" She adapted herself to the new school so soon and came to love it in such a short time. And I love its curriculum. All in all, it's a 5-start excellent place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

I absolutely love this school...my daughter was attending private school, but after I heard about T.S. Cooley's program I immediately checked into it. They really encourage children to learn by keeping their interests perked! The music and art program is wonderful and the teachers and staff really make you feel like you're a part of your child's education. I highly recommend T.S. Cooley to any parent! A +++
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Posted April 20, 2005

TS Cooley provides a quality elementary education. My children have received outstanding instruction from the best teachers in the Parish. Every teacher has worked to tailor teaching to individual students. Music, PE, and art are strong components of a very well rounded curriculum. Principal provides strong leadership. The smiles on the faculty and staff's faces are a testament to her leadership. Parents are very involved. The library is incredible. I cannot say enough in regard to the quality of education my children have received at Cooley. This school is not really for 'smart' children, it is for motivated children and parents who place a premium on education.
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Posted June 22, 2004

This is the best elementary school in the district. My daughter was advanced when it was time to start kindergarten and I was worried that public school wouldn't challange her enough to hold her interest. Wrong! Awesome teachers who really care. Only wish it went on after 5th grade!
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Posted June 15, 2004

This school is wonderful! They help foster learning for life by teaching children from several different angles & approaches, so no matter what learning style suits your child, they thrive at school. Parents are encouraged to volunteer, and they have an extremely active PTO! This school allows parents to truly have a say in their child's educational experience - a quality that I haven't found the equal to in any other Calcasieu Parish school. The only downfall is trying to integrate these students back into the average public middle schools and high schools, as there is currently no magnet program offered at those age levels. In my opinion, T.S.Cooley Elementary is hands down the best foundation for your child's education offered in Calcasieu Parish today!
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Posted August 26, 2003

This is the best school if you are interested in having your child attend a school that fosters the love of learning. The only draw-back is that there are not true middle or high school magnet schools currently available in the Calcasieu Parish school system.
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Posted July 17, 2003

TS Cooley is an excellent start in your child's education. The teachers, principal, and staff really care for your child.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 47%
Black 36% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Exemplary Growth (2006)
  • 5 star Academic Rating (2004)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Fritzi L Fralick
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (337) 217-4681

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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2711 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Phone: (337) 217-4680

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