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Cooper Elementary School

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Posted April 16, 2014

Cooper elementary school has terrible communication skills & slides things under the carpet... Like when my daughter was violated & had her skirt looked up under by a boy ! Nothing was done because everyone, including principal Williams, assumed everyone else took care of it:( shame on them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

I went to school at cooper when i was younger, was there from k-6 and I absolutly loved it. I have been to many schools since i left cooper and none can compair. cooper has an amazing staff, I have never met teachers that I liked more.


Posted October 6, 2011

I have had two children at Cooper Elementary and they have both had wonderful experiences. The teaching staff is excellent, works well together and truly cares about the students. I have seen teachers take time to attend students' sporting events on Saturdays, have book discussions on weekends, etc. The administrations is caring and available to both the students and parents. Cooper is one of the best elementary schools in Spokane.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2011

Not happy with this school they lost my kid and couldn't even tell me who what when and where
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I think Cooper is a outstanding school my girl loved it there mrs.Lekner is a great teacher. I myself love all of the teachers and school events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

The principal is a great leader. He spends a lot of time out in the halls and on the playground building relationships w/the students. The self manager program is excellent! The teachers and staff have been there for years some for more than 20! The crisis response is very organized and is practiced regularly. I wouldn't have my kids anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2003

A school is a school. However great teachers make a school more. Cooper has outstanding teachers that connect and make learning fresh and new. Students are treated with respect and their positive behavior program, Self-Managers, helps them achieve it. A highly recommended place for kids to learn.


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students77%
Female85%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income73%
Not low income100%
Special education69%
Not special education79%
Limited English54%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income84%
Not low income91%
Special education69%
Not special education89%
Limited English62%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income78%
Not low income75%
Special education67%
Not special education80%
Limited English55%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female92%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income82%
Not low income92%
Special education75%
Not special education85%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female90%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income72%
Not low income75%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English73%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students66%
Female62%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income59%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income70%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female54%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income52%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income67%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income75%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 63%
Asian 9% 7%
Hispanic 7% 18%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 166%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 212%N/A8%
Special education 213%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 75%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Rona Williams

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3200 North Ferrall St
Spokane, WA 99217
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