High standards for teachers students and parents. If the teachers are not a team this school would be floundering like many others. Look at the number of years they work there it is because it is an oasis. They are held accountable at every turn.
Son attended GREAT education. Be aware this is a true magnet school you must apply in Jan/Feb before K year. Your child must test into the program based on abilities at 4.5 years old. The students stay so there are few openings after K. Most likely you will drive or meet a bus to get your child to school. Well worth it if you want a wonderful foundation. The only schools in LC that compare are the private schools, which lack diversity. Be prepared to volunteer it is what makes this school great. Because of the demographics they lack public/ state funding and parents fill the gap with fundraising for everything from books, to playground equipment, to technology and custodial staff salaries. But that is what it takes. You will take great pride in the school because you and your child will be a part of something wonderful.
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!
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 +++
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.
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!
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!