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William Mason Cooper Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 422 students

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Posted April 17, 2014

My children attend this school and my husband and I are very pleased with Cooper's learning environment. The teachers and staff are excellent. They not only work well with the students, but keep the parents well-informed of how their child is progressing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

This is an amazing school filled with dedicated child educators! They offer classwork to help advance each child at there grade level. My daughters teacher has tailored her work to her individual needs. This school offers a very positive learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2013

My son attends this school and it is wonderful. The staff is amazing and seem to really care about their students. We recently attend the Math night which was fun and educationally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

From kindergarten, there exists an agreement amongst parent, student and school helping to clarify the obligations of each facets role. This may not be right for everyone but, having low student to teacher ratios, open door policies, high-tech safety and new equiptment for all grades, this school runs like an academy but has no tuition. It's one of the very best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

If you are fortunate enough to have your child selected to attend Cooper you will not regret it. From the maintenace workers, administrative staff, Level 1 Coordinator, PTA, to the Faculty, I must say that I am very impressed with the dedication, enthusiasm, professional care and concern for the students and maintenance of the building. There are plenty of opportunities for parent/teacher conferences, various fun actitivities for the students, and also for the parents. The Hampton Parks and Recreation, School-Aged Program afterschool is awesome and the staff is exceptional under the leadership of Mr. Kevin. This service is also provided in the morning. Although, Mrs. Russell, principal is retiring June 2008 and Mrs. Claiborne is transferring to Aberdeen, we will receive two new administrators that are well qualfied to keep it going. Beside, we all know, it's Mrs. Nelson and the administrative staff who really keeps everyone straight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

Our son is a first grader at Cooper and we love this school. His teacher Mrs. Nelms is the best teacher we have ever come in contact with. She adapts her lesson plans for each child's skill level and doesn't just teach for the 'average' student. She constantly challenges her students and enables them to grow and learn independently while at the same time providing excellent leadership. This kind of attitude also applies to the principal, Ms. Russell, and the asst principal, Ms. Claiborne. They take the time to know each student by name and give hugs and hi-fives but at the same time maintain a strict code of discipline in the school. This is a top-notch school, and we would recomment it to anyone! Go Cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

The principal Mr.s Eugenia Russell is the best I've ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

My son loves Cooper. He truly enjoys the learning tools like his computer time, reading blocks and the before and afterschool programs. And not to sound bias, but Mrs. Russell was my 8th grade Social Studies teacher and she was outstanding, so I know the faculty and staff are being well guided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

This school is wonderful. The principal, teachers and staff really care about my child. The technology and engineering program there is first class.
—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: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students68%
Female students71%
Male students65%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students49%
Female students51%
Male students47%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Science

All Students82%
Female students74%
Male students90%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students78%
Female students86%
Male students63%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students70%
Female students67%
Male students75%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students76%
Female students74%
Male students79%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students64%
Female students70%
Male students56%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students64%
Female students69%
Male students56%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students78%
Female students75%
Male students81%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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  • Mr. Sean P. Holleran

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200 Marcella Rd
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 825-4645

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