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Cooper Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 619 students

 

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Posted Sunday, April 20, 2014

My school is. Cooper Elementary, I enjoy my lunch visits with my grandson, Marcus. Wonderful grand mom and grandson memories. Yay Cooper Elementary. A big thumbs up.


Posted November 13, 2013

I am very happy with Copper Elementry. This is our first year at public school and it is a great school. The food is great according to my 8 yr. old and they keep me very well informed of her progress in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

Terrible school! Don't recommend it at all! I want to move my kids to another school but don't want to cause them stress since they are in the middle of school year. I wish I could really get a hold of someone that can do something about it! Staff is very unfriendly the atmosphere is terrible! Principal is not even willing to help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

There is too much bullying here at this school . The problem is not taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

Cooper is one of the best school in Garland. It has teachers that are enthusiastic and have a real passion for teaching. The office staff is always kind and courteous. The leadership is excellent. The principal seems to always have a smile on her face and really listens to parental concerns.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 6, 2008

This school is great for my child, I'm proud of him for all his achievments he made here. He has lots of fun, loves his teachers and friends!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2007

Cooper is a good school, but it is very clicky, from the students, to the teachers, to the office staff. If you are a new student you are not very well accepted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

Not all the teachers at Cooper but alot of them lack the passion to deal with our children. They dont listen to the children. Things are not handled well at cooper at all when it comes to taking care of problems with the kids. Another thing is yes there is alot of parent involvement but very clicky. Outsiders new to the school are not treated well. Also cooper does not take care of bullys. I love cooper but i believe some things need to change. I also dont seem to understand why when Taks is over with so is instruction in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

This school has such great parent involvement! They are well-organized, multicultural--all with a family atmosphere. They welcomed us well after Hurricane Katrina and made our transition so much smoother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

Cooper is a wonderful school. It is one of the best in Garland. The teachers are very involved!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2005

There is a real sense of community at Cooper. Parents are always there to help not only their own children, but others as well. Parents also help support office staff and the teachers. The teachers that my children have had truly love what they do. It shows in my children's attitude and their grades. There has also been great communication between parent and teacher. The music program is good. The two music teachers are excited about teaching kids to love music and they make it fun! They work hard at teaching our kids to be well rounded! Have had a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

My daughter, a kindergartener, loves her teacher who is highly skilled and degreed. My daughter hadn't attended preschool or gone to day care, but her social skills grew rapidly here at Cooper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

When signing up my boys for Pre K earlier this year, I encountered multiple problems. I have literally called all Garland schools to help me work on several issues, and only Cooper was able to accomodate almost all of them. They are very interested in working with the students and their parents, not only the system - and I for one appreciate that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

I don't like the way the teachers have leadership at Cooper. I don't like the way the state requires the TAKS test and put the added stress on our children. I have sent my daughter to Sylvan for a few months and she had been taught and not talked too. She learned more at Sylvan than what she has been taught the past 3 years at Cooper. But what do you do some of the other schools in the area are worse.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)98%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African American100%
Asian94%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female89%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education29%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black or African American67%
Asian94%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual64%

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black or African American50%
Asian88%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
Black or African American56%
Asian92%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual90%

Math

All Students79%
Female68%
Male88%
Black or African American56%
Asian83%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education33%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual100%

Writing

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
Black or African American78%
Asian85%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American62%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual91%

Science

All Students72%
Female69%
Male77%
Black or African American31%
Asian90%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 50%
White 18% 31%
Asian 13% 3%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Dr Dolly Cravens
Fax number
  • (972) 675-3015

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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