Cooper Significantly Exceeds Expectations 2015-16 Wisconsin Report Card
Cooper School was ranked number 1 in traditional Milwaukee Public Schools schools according to the new 2015-16 Wisconsin State Report Card. Results are based on data taken from the Wisconsin Forward Exam which was given in the Spring of the 2015-16 school year.
‘Schools That Can’ 2015-16 Award
Cooper is a Member School of Schools That Can Milwaukee and its national affiliate, Schools That Can. The award recognizes open-enrollment schools that serve students from low-income households at an exceptional level of quality. A panel of educators and experts from across the country considered a range of qualitative indicators and quantitative metrics, including student outcomes. Cooper’s student results –attendance rates and scores on state standardized assessments – exceed citywide and statewide averages.
The award gives Cooper staff and students access to national and local programming and scholarships. In addition, the Schools That Can Milwaukee staff will honor the school community later this year with a day of service to beautify the campus.
Cooper is the first neighborhood school in Milwaukee to receive the recognition of Schools That Can Member.
Cooper Elementary School was selected by the Wisconsin PBIS Network as a School of Distinction for the tremendous work accomplished through the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The Wisconsin PBIS Network is a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) funded initiative. PBIS is a proactive approach that establishes safer and more effective schools and is currently being implemented in approximately 47 percent of Wisconsin schools. Cooper Elementary was one of 87 schools statewide to be recognized as a School of Distinction for the 2012‐13 school year. Schools were recognized as Schools of Distinction based on an application process which included team and meeting information, implementation and outcome data, as well as narrative questions and answers that described the data, systems, and practices of PBIS implementation.
Cooper was named a 2008-09 New Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition. This is the fourth consecutive school year that Cooper has been bestowed with this honor. New Wisconsin Promise Schools are recognized for working with their local communities to raise achievement for all of their students. Collaboration of students, staff, families and community members makes Cooper the successful place it is today. For more information, please visit http://dpi.state.wi.us/nwp/index.html.
Governor’s School Health Award
For two consecutive years, Cooper received the Governor’s School Health Award. By promoting good nutrition and physical fitness, Cooper addresses the importance of leading a healthy life. With the staff setting a positive example, students learn to choose fruits and vegetables over less healthy snack products. They also stay active and motivated to learn new ways they can improve their health and fitness. For more information, please visit http://www.schoolhealthaward.wi.gov/.