About

Cooper Elementary is a friendly neighborhood school that is committed to establishing a safe, respectful, and responsible learning environment. Every day, you can see students walking and riding their bikes and scooters to and from school. Cooper is a traditional elementary school that has a strong record of student success with solid academic performance on state standardized tests.

School Hours 2019-2020

M-T-TH-F 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
W 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Office Hours

7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Closed the month of July

Breakfast Served

8:00 a.m.

Lunch Periods & Recess

KDG & 1st Grade
11:05 am - 11:45 am

2nd & 3rd Grade
11:35 am - 12:15 pm

4th & 5th Grade
12:05 am-12:45 pm

Education at Cooper Elementary School

The staff at Cooper Elementary School is very dedicated and many have worked at Cooper for more than five years. Over 75% of teachers have earned a Master’s Degree or higher and many teachers continue their professional growth by taking classes on the newest trends in education.

Cooper Elementary School hosts many special events. A student and parent favorite is Cooper’s annual Costume Walk. The Costume Walk allows for many great photo opportunities. The staff members organize a family Thanksgiving every November where they serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal to students and their families. They also host a beloved event called Bedtime Books, where the students come back to school one evening in pajamas to hear the staff members read bedtime stories and enjoy milk and cookies. A fun Talent Show performed by students concludes each school year.

Cooper classrooms have SmartBoards, computers, document cameras, and access to iPads and iPad Minis to assist our students in the mastery of Wisconsin State Standards. Students also benefit from interaction with other students outside their classrooms through the school’s Reading Buddies initiative that pairs younger and older students together to read.

Students at Cooper Elementary School can take part in co-curricular activities such as Student Council, Above the Influence, Running club and Robotics club. Parents can get involved through the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization, which organizes family fun nights and several fundraisers to benefit the students throughout the school year. Cooper students are also able to enjoy breakfast in their classrooms each day starting at 8:00 which is free to everyone!

ADMINISTRATION

Cooper Elementary School Main Office: 920-459-3693

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Positive behavioral support is an approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities. PBIS improves the link between practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that provide positive results (personal, academic, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making desired behavior more functional, and problem behaviors less effective.

State Report Card

As part of the state accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin.

Assessment is used to monitor student progress. In the classrooms, teachers provide a variety of experiences that will help students practice the skills necessary to help them learn and apply their knowledge in order to demonstrate their understanding.

There are a variety of assessments that are used in the district in order to monitor the progress of individual students, track student growth, and evaluate the success of the school and district. Some of these assessments are required by the state, others are part of district efforts to monitor and evaluate progress.

In all cases, assessment results are used by teachers, schools and the district as part of an established protocol of continuous improvement. Individual student needs are recognized and evaluated. Student growth is compared to expected growth and districtwide growth is measured to evaluate successes and plan for the future.

Families who choose Cooper Elementary School have a lot to be proud of in their school.

Here are some of the school's proudest achievements:

  • 67% of Cooper teachers hold a Master’s degree or higher (in the 06-07 school year)
  • 87% of Cooper teachers have at least 5 years of teaching experience
  • Cooper students consistently score advanced or proficient on state assessments
  • District employees of the year:
  • Lindel Lambrecht – Educational Assistant (2007-08)
  • Dedicated teachers created a unique character education program especially for Cooper students who pledge to be “ a person of character”.

What is Title I?

Title I is a federal program that provides money to school districts to help children becoming successful learners. Title I funds are given to schools that have the largest percentage of low-income students.

Download our Sheboygan Area School District Title I Brochure:

Title I Brochure (English)

Title I Brochure (Spanish)

Title I Brochure (Hmong)

Summary of Cooper Elementary Title I Parent Survey
posted May 2018

Parent Involvement Guidelines

Cooper Parent/School/Student Compact

Cooper Parent/School/Student Compact (Spanish)

Cooper Student/School/Parent Compact (Hmong)

Arranging a Visit

Please call our school office at (920) 459-3693 to set up a tour. For our students' safety, visitors are required to enter through the main doors, sign in at the office, and obtain a visitor's pass. The visitor's pass should be displayed throughout your visit to make it clear that you are an authorized visitor.

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