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Champ Cooper Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 768 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2014

This school has gone downhill. I went here for 5 years and left as soon as I could.


Posted January 16, 2014

Joanna Sampson, 6th grade teacher, needs an attitude adjustment. I do not appreciate the way I have heard her speak to children. Especially the younger children. There is absolutely no reason to be so rude to a child. ALSO - No one seems to understand the way the carline operates. Morning drop-off is the most frustrating. TWO lines are to be formed in the car line, but for some reason parents seem to always form one causing the line to back up onto the roadway. You are to form TWO lines people! TWO. Notices need to be sent home to parents as if they were the children because apparently not they can even follow rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

love your principal, he is one of the best teachers and great influence on children. thanks


Posted January 28, 2011

I went to Champ Cooper and so does my daughter. It is a pretty good school, but I've found that it depends on what teacher your child has. I wish they had more afterschool activities, and an afterschool care program. And someone on here said their kids went there K-12. Champ Cooper only goes to 8th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

I went to this school 5th-8th. I absolutely loved this school and would give anything to go back. You can't blame bad grades on a teacher, or school. The teachers here work their hardest to be at the top of their game. I appreciate everything these people have done for me. They truely care about their students education. Amazing school. Myself as well as many others of my classmates still would love to go back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2009

I think Cooper is a pretty decent school. I have a child there in the Autism program as well as in the mainstream classroom...They have the best program for these children around. However, the down side of this school is that they do not have enough extra activities/sports for these children. We need for kids to have these things readily available so they can stay on the right track growing up and out of trouble. All I ever see for this are notes about what the YMCA offers...which is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive!...what happened to SCHOOLS offering sports programs for younger kids?!?!?!?! By the time I was in 5th grade, my walls were plastered with awards from Acting, Singing AND Sports. Now days, the kids don't stand a chance in that area and we all wonder why they hang out with the wrong crowds and find the wrong ways to 'stay busy'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

Use to be a 5 star education experience but since the school has become so liberal and left its true values, it has dropped a star
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

This school does not want parent involvment , they are only interested in financial parent involvment. They don't respect the parents anymore than the children. This school is not as warm and cozy as they want everyone to believe it is. Instead of it having a positive affect on my child, he hates school and would drop out today if he could. And I blame that on the school, because he loves to learn, but has been humilated daily at that school and sorry to say not my other students, but by administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I have substituted at this school for a number of years and have experienced first hand that most of the teachers there are not interested in being there at all. They act like they hate their jobs and the students. I hate that my child has to attend this school. He was previously at another school where he was on honor roll two nine weeks, since transfering, he has gone down to B's and C's. They need better teachers who care about the children and their education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

I went to Champ Cooper as a child.Now both of my children is going there.My children has done well in there studies.Although I do agree that the school needs to provide help to students who does have ADHD.My child was diagnosed with ADHD.I was upset when I found out that they have no special programs that could help with this.I think the school board needs to figure out a way to help students that has special needs in Reading,Spelling,and Comprehending.But I think the faculty of the school is doing a wonderful job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

All of my children have attended this school K-12. I think it is an exceptional school dedicated to teaching our children. I believe there should be more extracurricular activities offered but I think the current principle is working on doing that. I agree parent involvement is low but I hold the members of the PTA responsible for that. Seems they want to 'choose' who they want involved with their organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

Champ Cooper is a great school. The emphasis is placed on academics and therefore we have some of the highest testing scores in the parish. The teachers /staff are exceptional. This is a top rated elementary school and should be praised as such. I agree that the parent involvement is low but I believe the parents must first want to get involved. This is not a daycare or after-school care provider. Extracurricular activities are available but the test scores come first. I moved to the area because of this school and I believe I made the correct choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This school does not allow parents to get involved in the school. They do not have any kind of music , art or sports for the little ones. They don't even offer after school care or before school care. I think we have some of the worst teacher. They only care about a pay check. I find it is hard on the kids that needs more help then others. I am always asking for them to give a little more help to my child. She is ADHD. All I hear is that they have other kids in class.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

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

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64%

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74%

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59%

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76%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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75%

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68%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

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74%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % basic or above

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.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % basic or above

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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % basic or above

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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % basic or above

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.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


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 80% 47%
Black 16% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 66%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Anthony Sciortino
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