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Leroy Gordon Cooper Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted June 22, 2012

I had originally sent my son to s private school in town because I judged Cooper by its cover. Oh boy was I wrong! Basically what I am saying is, the location of Copper is deceiving. So impressed by the teachers, the farming project, the class trips, band, computers...everything! All the children seem to get along, and there is a real sense of Cooper pride and love. There are programs for those that need extra help and Challenge for excelerated. You will be very happy with Cooper. Go INSIDE...Mr.Marty keeps it very clean! Do not Judge from the outside - its a WONDERFUL school. Switching from private to here was the best decision!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2011

My sons have been going to Cooper for the last 2 years and I am very impressed with evrything that they have learned! The principal is excellent, the teachers are very involved with the students. The whole staff at Cooper are excellent! The aftercare program is amazing!I am so glad my sons are receiving their education at Cooper!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

Two of my kids come to this school for less than a year and so far they are very much enjoying their school life. The principal/administrator and nurse care about the kids very much. Teachers are very involved with kids' development. Compare with other schools my kids ever attended, I would give Cooper a big thumb up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2005

My son has attended this school for 2 1/2 years. He has done exceptionally well. The teachers do everything in thier power to see that the academics is learned as well as understood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

I am very impressed with Cooper. The reading program for the first graders is excellent. Cooper also has an excellent before and after care school program. My son can't wait for the summer recess to end so that he can go back to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female58%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students70%
Female83%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female96%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female96%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 9%
Hispanic 14% 22%
Black 10% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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