Cooper Elementary School

5143 S 21st St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 459 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Cooper Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Wisconsin state average of 39%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 459 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50% in WI
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cooper Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

Cooper Elementary School's student population of 459 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
459 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Cooper Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,984 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Cooper Elementary School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WI)
#1334 out of 1984 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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15-19%
38%
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35-39%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
4%
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Hispanic
38%
13%
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Black
16%
9%
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White
31%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.73
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cooper Elementary School's ranking?
Cooper Elementary School is ranked #1334 out of 1,984 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What schools are Cooper Elementary School often compared to?
Cooper Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ideal by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average).
How many students attend Cooper Elementary School?
459 students attend Cooper Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
38% of Cooper Elementary School students are Hispanic, 31% of students are White, 16% of students are Black, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 7% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cooper Elementary School?
Cooper Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does Cooper Elementary School offer ?
Cooper Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Cooper Elementary School part of?
Cooper Elementary School is part of Milwaukee School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 459 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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