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Cooke Jay Middle School

Public | K-8 | 454 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2013

I just returned from presenting to a class of 8th graders today. They were wonderfully attentive, respectful, and excited to learn. I applaud the vision of the teacher, who truly demonstrated a genuine care for her students. Last month, I presented to a group of teachers, all of whom met over their lunch on their own time. At that time, I also met with the principal, and she, too, demonstrated a care that was exemplary. I applaud the students and staff at Jay Cooke!


Posted November 30, 2008

I have been associated with Jay Cooke for the last three years; this school year there is something special going on at Cooke. There is a stable staff, strong leadership and the students' test scores are showing improvement. I am excited to be a part of this school and take pride in knowing that the school is on the right track! I would like to see more community and parental involvement in the classrooms and at school functions. Our children can succeed and we need to give them the opportunity to do so!


Posted May 27, 2008

I agree with the parent who posted the review on March 17, 2008. There is never a full classroom of parents for parent teacher conferences. Also I have a problem with the teachers, they only call or send notes when the child is doing disruptive. I will call and leave messages for the teachers to call me or email because I would like to know the progress of my school work and I only received two calls from the 4 teachers I called. They really need to revamp this school because so many children there has the potiental to grow up successful but to me the teachers act like they don't care. This is my child's last year there and I thank God he made it through. I hope for the best for the students that are still attending this school this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

this is quiet possibly the worst school i ever stepped in. it is a dump. but stop blaming the school and start looking at some of these parents. pretty bad when you have zero attendance at parent teacher conferences when you are a neighborhood school. i dont blame the stff for not caring anymore...get out while ou still can.


Posted February 17, 2008

This school needs help from everywhere. I have 2 children who unfortunately attend this school. The best thing I can say about the school is the building looks nice, and it is within walking distance of our neighborhood. The district, the parents, the staff, and anyone else who has the power to do so, needs to get into this school and make some serious changes. This is not a safe environment for children at all. The staff at the school are so worried about test scores and attendance that they are ignoring disciplinary standards. As a result, the school is being cultivated into a culture of violence. Behaviors that are clearly not acceptable are being regularly ignored in order to maintain positve appearances statistically. This school is a great example of why 'No Child Left Behind' is not an acceptable program as it is currently being implemented.
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Posted August 16, 2006

I had two children in elementary grades - the teachers did not show attentiveness toward the children's education... they required bare minimum. Was definitely NOT an environment which inspired growth or progress. My wife and I were concerned for our children's safety daily. It seems that the school would like to do well, but there's no contribution from faculty or most parents.
—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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
43%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
42%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
25%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
20%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
42%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
7%

2009

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
49%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students30%
Female35%
Male26%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female45%
Male30%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Female52%
Male32%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female32%
Male28%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female40%
Male28%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female48%
Male44%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female36%
Male28%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students16%
Female16%
Male16%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female75%
Male59%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male53%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Female13%
Male43%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female40%
Male46%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students12%
Female7%
Male15%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female56%
Male31%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 91% 15%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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