Cooley Elementary School

Public K-5

 2000 Highfield Rd
       Waterford, MI  48329-3827


 (248) 673-0300

 School Website

District: Waterford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
315th of 1,407 Michigan Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.1
Number of students:  490

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.5%
Hispanic:
10.6%
African American:
5.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.5%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 5, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Cooley Elementary School ranked better than 77.6% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranked first among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Waterford School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.72. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.5%), Hispanic (10.6%), African American (5.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 54.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cooley Elementary School is 20.1. 8 elementary schools in the Waterford School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Cooley Elementary School employs 24.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Cooley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cooley Elementary School 315th of 1407 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Cooley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Waterford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Waterford School District 355th of 598 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cooley Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 50.46 959th 1545 37.9%
2007 62.64 664th 1565 57.6%
2008 51.63 1003rd 1577 36.4%
2009 57.94 854th 1589 46.3%
2010 71.96 445th 1552 71.3%
2011 55.58 884th 1552 43.0%
2012 62.48 574th 1566 63.3%
2013 50.97 819th 1563 47.6%
2014 49.16 847th 1533 44.7%
2015 56.18 696th 1580 55.9%
2016 76.53 302nd 1548 80.5%
2017 79.81 213th 1466 85.5%
2018 80.24 270th 1448 81.4%
2019 73.72 315th 1407 77.6%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Open Quote My daughter has just finished 5th grade, and my son is going into 2nd, and we plan on sending our 4 year old to Cooley as well. We have been extremely pleased with the teachers and education that we have received at Cooley Elementary. Both my children have has fantastic teachers who challenged them. My daughter excelled and most teachers gave her work above her grade level to continue to challenge her. My son has focus issues and his teachers have been very helpful with providing him positive reinforcement to keep him on track and he is excelling as well. I belong to the Waterford Moms Club and know several parents who school of choice their children to Cooley. The new principal seems very focused on continuing the challenge the school, works great with the parents and for the welfare of the children. We could not be happier with the education my children are receiving and would recommend Cooley to anyone. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cooley Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 279 3 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 294
1989 274 2 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 292
1990 281 1 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 296
1991 256 3 4 5 0 n/a n/a 4 272
1992 250 0 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 261
1993 241 1 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 250
1994 235 0 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 239
1995 386 5 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1996 386 5 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1997 403 10 6 4 0 n/a n/a 1 424
1998 416 7 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1999 453 4 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2000 448 5 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 468
2001 443 7 7 13 0 n/a n/a 0 470
2002 409 10 14 18 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2003 409 10 14 18 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2004 409 10 14 18 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2005 389 14 12 20 1 n/a n/a 0 436
2006 355 17 14 22 2 n/a n/a 0 410
2007 379 18 14 26 2 n/a n/a 0 439
2008 363 30 8 27 3 n/a n/a 0 431
2009 372 28 7 20 5 n/a n/a 0 432
2010 373 29 8 20 3 n/a n/a 0 433
2011 373 30 9 25 6 1 0 0 444
2012 365 30 13 19 5 1 0 0 433
2013 383 34 15 26 5 1 0 0 464
2014 366 31 16 30 3 0 3 0 449
2015 379 33 15 46 2 1 15 0 491
2016 373 26 11 51 2 0 20 0 483
2017 370 25 10 54 3 0 20 0 482
2018 375 28 8 52 2 0 25 0 490

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cooley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 294 n/a n/a n/a
1989 292 n/a n/a 3.8
1990 296 25.0 11.8 6.4
1991 272 n/a n/a n/a
1992 261 n/a n/a 9.6
1993 250 n/a 0.0 10.0
1994 239 10.4 23.0 8.8
1995 407 15.0 27.1 14.0
1996 407 15.0 27.1 14.0
1997 424 17.0 24.9 17.0
1998 426 20.0 21.3 14.2
1999 464 20.0 23.2 9.7
2000 468 17.5 26.7 16.5
2001 470 21.1 22.3 15.5
2002 451 12.0 37.6 17.7
2003 451 12.0 37.6 17.7
2004 451 14.5 31.1 17.3
2005 436 20.0 21.8 19.7
2006 410 20.9 19.6 19.3
2007 439 22.0 20.0 21.2
2008 431 22.2 19.4 26.0
2009 432 21.8 19.8 28.0
2010 433 21.7 19.9 35.8
2011 444 24.2 18.3 36.5
2012 433 21.7 19.9 40.6
2013 464 23.2 19.9 44.2
2014 449 24.6 18.2 46.1
2015 491 25.0 19.6 47.3
2016 483 26.0 18.5 48.9
2017 482 24.9 19.3 48.3
2018 490 24.3 20.1 54.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Cooley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 294 n/a n/a n/a
1989 292 n/a n/a 3.8
1990 296 25.0 11.8 6.4
1991 272 n/a n/a n/a
1992 261 n/a n/a 9.6
1993 250 n/a 0.0 10.0
1994 239 10.4 23.0 8.8
1995 407 15.0 27.1 14.0
1996 407 15.0 27.1 14.0
1997 424 17.0 24.9 17.0
1998 426 20.0 21.3 14.2
1999 464 20.0 23.2 9.7
2000 468 17.5 26.7 16.5
2001 470 21.1 22.3 15.5
2002 451 12.0 37.6 17.7
2003 451 12.0 37.6 17.7
2004 451 14.5 31.1 17.3
2005 436 20.0 21.8 19.7
2006 410 20.9 19.6 19.3
2007 439 22.0 20.0 21.2
2008 431 22.2 19.4 26.0
2009 432 21.8 19.8 28.0
2010 433 21.7 19.9 35.8
2011 444 24.2 18.3 36.5
2012 433 21.7 19.9 40.6
2013 464 23.2 19.9 44.2
2014 449 24.6 18.2 46.1
2015 491 25.0 19.6 47.3
2016 483 26.0 18.5 48.9
2017 482 24.9 19.3 48.3
2018 490 24.3 20.1 54.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education.

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