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5143 South 21st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221

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(414) 304-6300
(414) 304-6315
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May 13, 2015
For us,academics were fine.Child behavior management:poorly addressed by the principal & had poor adherence to district policy.Our complaints:due to social issues,given my child’s(X’s)young age & special needs,& the school not addressing what was needed. Behaviorally,X’s needs were never addressed.We moved X to another school after being threatened by another parent.Only then did we find an independent therapist who understood the problem/solution-the school did not help.Despite repeated concerns to staff,the principal’s most frequent solution was punishment & repeated recommendations for medication-3 separate doctors told me medication was inappropriate. As for the children:very diverse,which was great!Any perceived accolades for the condition of the school,though,should be a credit to the children.Any "problem children" are gotten rid of,making any social/academic instruction easier for staff. In summary,if your child has no behavior problems/special needs,no academic/learning disabilities,Cooper is OK.Otherwise,be prepared for exclusion,suspension,medication,& threats on your family's safety,without any assistance in how to help your child learn and develop socially.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2012
Really Great School for child's i hope the 6th graders have the best year they have the best teacher ever i had her when i was a kid.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2010
I don't like this school's lunch. Ewww. I'm a student btw. This school is a half inch better than Victory though. I'm glad I'm moving to a different school next year. I just don't want to leave my BFF. I'm moving to Greenfield Middle School next year and I know I will absolutely love it! GMS will rock! WOO HOO! The lunch is horrible, the gym teacher is mean and gave us all a B no A's all B's and some C's also the teachers are kindof strict and i just thinks its icky. BOO!

- submitted by a community member

May 05, 2010
The staff get along with the students so well. So much learning happens here!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2008
They could do better.......another disapointment by MPS

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2008
Caring teachers and wonderful principal! There are many nice school and family events.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 08, 2008
Great school. Above average teachers and support staff. My daughter is in 4th grade and has really excelled academically and socially. Plus as a k-8 school, no worries about transfering to a middle school.

- submitted by a parent

December 15, 2007
Cooper is a school that really vares in all areas of education. Having your child attend Cooper is like having them at a family members home.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2007
In my humble opinion, Cooper is one of the best K-8 schools MPS has to offer! Outstanding administration and faculty and a diverse learning community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
August 21, 2007
It is small, with not much activities. The teachers are nice, but the lunches are not.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 10, 2005
I believe that is unfair to the children to go outside in the cold when they choose not to. the children can take the time to extra reading work or make up assignments. the entire staff does not join the children outside. there should be something other than going outside for recess that the children can do. 15 degrees is not that warm nor is it warm when there is a windchill. if this problem cannot be corrected i will transfer my children to a different school.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2003
My daughter is in 1/2 k5 and 1/2 special ed. , I have been able to teaach her at home but they have been able to do much more.. they still care which alot don't because of reason or another.

- submitted by a parent

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Cooper School
5143 South 21st Street, Milwaukee, WI  53221
(414) 304-6300
Last modified Cooper School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cooper School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top