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Cook Elementary School

Public | K-2 & ungraded | 395 students

 
 

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Posted January 10, 2014

Cook seems to be a great school. However, I have to agree with one of the other parent comments- our daughter started kindergarten late and after one month the teacher was recommending she be moved to the early 5's because she wasn't up to speed with the other students. I don't believe the teacher was being anything but sincere, but it is such a fast pace that when even a kindergartner falls behind they can't catch up. Our son attends city school and I agree with the other comments on that rating that the school strives to build on each students individual skills and brings them up to speed. That school creates self thinkers and critical thinkers. The students look for a way to solve problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2011

Wonderful School! Cook Elementary is K - 2nd grade and the school right next door (Mason) is 3rd - 5th grade. My oldest daughter attended 2nd grade and is now in the 4th grade at Mason. My other daughter has attended Kindergarten and is now in 1st grade. We love them both! Great teachers who honestly care about the well being of their students and want each one to succeed! When I walk into the front office I am greeted by my name and they also know who my daughters are. I am emailed my daughters grades each Friday to keep me updated on their progress. There are a lot of activities going on plus there is a lot of parent involvement which adds to the success of the school! The principal is actively involved in the school and doesn't just lock herself up in the office. We will be moving at the end of the year and I will miss Cook & Mason - NO SCHOOL could ever replace them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

My eldest daughter who attended Cook and is now in 5th grade w/ Mason absolutely thrived. My second daughter is now at Cook and the teachers are warm, fair, and command the respect and attention from their students. The teachers make school fun and educate through knowledge based games. I feel like we have a whole family in Grand Blanc and it thrives on the concept that, "it takes a village to raise a child!" A+++++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

Cook is a wonderful school. The kids are expected to respect each other and their school. so bully's are not a problem. the teachers are very intuned with the children and help them to stive academically. my girls love to go to school, so that is a great peace of mind for me. Parents are encouraged to be a big part of the school and it's like a having a 'big family' atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

Cook is an amazing school. The leadership under the principal's direction is impeccable. My children are thriving and really enjoy school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

My son started in the middle of 1st grade. Cook defintely moves at a fast pace academically. But math tutoring is not offered. There is not alot of room for individuality, the teachers don't seem to have time to slow down and learn special things about each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

I have just completed my student teaching at Cook. I have learned so much from all of the teachers. The staff employees work together as a team to help their students reach their highest potential. This school does not allow any one student to be left behind. The children are eager to learn and have respect for their teachers. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted November 13, 2006

This is one of the best elementary schools in Michigan. The teachers are wonderful and the curriculum is up to speed. It is such a nice environment for children to learn in. Grand Blanc in general is one of the greatest places to raise children. Open space, nice neighborhoods and a great sense of community. I would never leave this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2004

Cook is an excellent school. The curriculum challenges students to meet high expectations. The latchkey and after school programs offer children the chance to socialize outside of the classroom. I also like the fact that transportation is provided for after school activities. Spanish is taught beginning in kindergarten, which is another highlight to myself. Another valuable component to Cook is the parents. The entire community is very dedicated to education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2003

This school is definately a quality school. Children's learning is fostered and high expectations are set and met. This is such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 69%
African-American 11% 18%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Ms. Doris Goetz
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  • (810) 591-7916

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4433 East Cook Rd
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
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Phone: (810) 591-7910

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