Cooper Beliefs and Missions

    Our Mission:

    The mission of W.J. Cooper Elementary is to establish a positive, challenging, and safe environment where children learn and succeed while becoming responsible citizens and life-long learners.

    Our Beliefs:

    • W.J. Cooper Elementary aims to be a world-class school.
    • Teaching and learning are the chief priorities of our school.
    • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
    • Learning needs are the primary focus of all decisions impacting the school.
    • Students learn in different ways and are provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning and intellectual needs.
    • Students learn best when actively engaged in the learning process.
    • Students are actively involved in higher order thinking, problem solving, and producing quality work.
    • Technology is a critical strategy used to actively engage learners and to prepare students for the real world.
    • Parental support and involvement in their child’s learning are essential to student success.
    • All students can reach their learning potential.
    • Our assessments provide students with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their mastery of the Academic Knowledge and Skills.
    • It is critical to gather data, and monitor progress and achievement of individual students to determine instructional needs.
    • Respect for self and others is nurtured.
    • Respect for diversity of cultures and beliefs is fostered.
    • Faculty, staff, students, families, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.
    • W.J. Cooper Elementary is committed to continuous improvement of our school.