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PK-8
Public
Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 507
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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201 East Salaignac St
Philadelphia, PA 19128

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(215) 487-4463
(215) 487-4808
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May 05, 2014
I love cook. My child does well and Im proud. They offer a lot of extra classes other schools don't. And I feel like the teachers care.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2013
Cook Wissahickon is a wonderful school to teach at. The parents are very involved and want the best for their children. The staff & parents strive to bring the best programs possible to enrich the students academically and emotionally.

- submitted by a teacher
February 14, 2013
This is one of the greatest schools in the district! They meet AYP every year! They have teachers that actually care and have a very strong interest in the children's success here. They have been lead by a principal who has taken on many challenges since she has been here and has seemed to overcome them all! In the light of recent events (that have unfortunately happened), she is driven to find more ways to keep children and staff in our school more secure! My children are challenged academically here and have a strong support system to help them achieve those goals. I would not send them to any other school in the neighborhood. The home and school is very active here and helps maintain that positive enviroment for the kids. The parents are active in volunteering and fundraising. I feel very blessed as a parent to have my family be part of such a caring school!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2013
Cook Wissahickon is a true gem!!!! I love the school, teachers, and principal!!! This school places a high value on education, and the student expectations are high.

- submitted by a teacher
February 11, 2013
As the proud principal of Cook-Wissahickon School since 2010, I have been able to work with an amazing group of parents, teachers, support staff, and students. The success of our school is 100 percent dependent on the communication and shared vision among all of our stakeholders. Our monthly School Advisory Council includes not only parents and teachers but community members who help us guide our decision making to improve the lives of our children and the neighborhoods in which they live.

- submitted by a teacher
February 08, 2013
I am a parent with two kids in this school. It is a wonderful neighborhood elementary school, with great teachers, leadership, and parent involvement. We have a strong, well-rounded curriculum with science/social studies included every day, a vibrant arts and music program, and a focus on environmentalism and sustainability in the curriculum, extra-currics, and landscaping. High academic achievement, inclusive and diverse. We love this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2013
This is a super school in a quaint neighborhood. The teachers are constantly striving to teach all children , no matter the differences in abilities. Everyone that visits Cook Wissahickon feels welcome. It is an extremely safe building where children love coming to school.

- submitted by a teacher
February 13, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 22, 2009
I love Cook wissahickon School because we have the coolest staff and we have fun and work well together and the students are the best you could ask for.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
My daughter is only in kindergarten, but I love how they keep those kids on there toes and how she is learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
Cook-Wissahickon is every parents dream of a true neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Everything about the school is amazing. It is a Philadelphia public school, but it could easily be a school in the suburbs. It has great students, involved parents, and highly skilled teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 17, 2009
Cook-Wissahickon is a great school. My son has been there for three years and each year we are amazed by what it has to offer. I attended Cook as a child and I am glad that my children have the opportunity to experience Cook-Wissahickon.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
The personal attention each child seems to receive-the teachers are fantastic!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
I love cook-Wissahickon. I feel that my child is safe, cared for and getting a spectacular education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
everything the staff and specaily the principal she is doing a great job.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
The great diversity and small town feel of a big city school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
I am ashamed to say that my children have been to four different schools because my husband & I felt that they just were not getting what they needed. After a few days at Cook Wisaahickon, we felt that our search was over. Thank you to everyone who helps in one way or another to make it such a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
The Communication between the Teacher and Parent on a Daily Bases, The Principal Ms. Jenkins gets involve allowing you to know who she is and as a Principal what she is their for and she care about your child and their safety nothing I heard I saw for myself. How the Teacher is concerns of what goes on with child without getting to personal

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
It ha great students and parents.

- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2009
I believe the key to education is communication between the teacher(s) and the parent(s) and this school has it!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Cook Wissahickon has the best teachers around! These teachers care about every student in the school, not only in their class. These teachers stay late, come in early and really embody what a true leader and role model is. The principal is a visonary who not only tells others what to do, but does it herself. I cannot say enough about the staff of Cook Wissahickon. I feel that my son has the best that a school can offer, and years from now, he will have benefitted from what he has learned here at Cook Wissahickon

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
It is small and has a community atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Cook Wissahickon is a Great School. My son love's it their. The teachers are FANTASTIC! One of the best public school around.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The teachers and principal really care about their school and student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Cook-Wiss has a very caring loving staff of teachers who put the children's needs first. We are the best preforming in the west region. Yeah us!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Cook-Wissahickon has an excellent Science program, links with community organizations such as Arthur Ashe and Philadelphia University to provide unique opportunties for their students. They offer small class sizes and have excellent parental involvement!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The school is a great community of strong teachers and staff and involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
It is a place where are students can be themselves and do not worry about being judged. They feel safe in this envirorment and are welcomed with smiles everyday.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
This is a wonderful school with great students, teachers and involved parents. There are a variety of programs and dedicated teachers to give all students a great educational experience!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 19, 2009
This is one of the few great schools in the Philadelphia Public School System, working hard to be one of the first 'green' retro-fitted schools in the city!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
The parents care and help get things done for their kids.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 18, 2009
Great staff and parent involvement. They are so invested in the kids and the community. Actually improving the neighborhood!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 18, 2009
It's great to have a small, safe neighborhood school my kids can walk to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
It is a great school especially for young children just starting out. They make things so easy for the young ones to adjust to coming to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Great kids and Great teachers, wonderful things going on. Like the Green Committee and the Science Club.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
We have been so pleased with our daughter's experience at this school. The kids are wonderful, the staff is very caring and the families supportive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Cook-Wissahickon is a great neighborhood school that's getting better and more popular with local families every day!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2009
My daughter, too, attended private school for a couple of years before transferring to Cook. We could not be more thrilled with the school. It has all of the aspects of the private school from before (great teachers, excellent tech resources, etc) without any of the 'downsides' of the private school (commute, lack of diversity, costly). Parent involvement in the school - combined with an interested, invested and committed teaching staff - has made Cook a wonderful place for my daughter to be. I agree that there could be more athletics and I believe that this is something the school is trying to do. There is a running program and a tennis program which meet after school (though admittedly, I don't know the details). I would also like to see more art and music. I know this is something that the parents are working towards. All in all, extremely happy.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2009
My daughter entered the 7th grade after the private school she had been atending all of her school years had closed. She was excited and a little aprehensive about going into 'unchartered and unfamiliar' waters but her fears were soon dissolved. She loves the teachers and the principal is 'no nonsense' which we are glad of. The curriculum is taught by professional and knowledgeable teachers and the support staff are nurturing making the children feel as if they were home. We are very pleased with our choice of this public school. We also believe that there could be a better rounded atletic department offering more extra-curricular activities for the children>

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
We first came to Cook after being obligated by doing what was best for our daughter to do a school transfer. We are hapy we made the change. The teachers are great, the principle is more than involved, the educational help for children in need is more available then we found elsewhere, and the b4 and after care program is beyond affordable. With that being said we acknowledge that a few changes would be good such as additional activities for younger students and uniforms with the school logo. I understand they did have this in the past and it didn't do well however, with each new year comes possible sales... We look forward to finishing this year and starting a new year in the fall. In conclusion; Cook is a public school with a private school feel in need of a little work to make it perfect.

- submitted by a parent
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Cook-Wissahickon School
201 East Salaignac St, Philadelphia, PA  19128
(215) 487-4463
Last modified Cook-Wissahickon School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cook-Wissahickon School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top