Dr Walter Cooper Academy

353 Congress Ave
Rochester, NY 14619
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 356 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Dr Walter Cooper Academy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the New York state average of 55%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the New York state average of 62%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 356 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dr Walter Cooper Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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School Overview

Dr Walter Cooper Academy's student population of 356 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
356 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Dr Walter Cooper Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dr Walter Cooper Academy is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#4033 out of 4093 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤5%
55%
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20-24%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
17%
29%
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Black
78%
16%
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White
3%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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0.37
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
1%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dr Walter Cooper Academy's ranking?
Dr Walter Cooper Academy is ranked #4033 out of 4,093 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Dr Walter Cooper Academy often compared to?
Dr Walter Cooper Academyis often viewed alongside schools like School 15-children's School Of Rochester by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
How many students attend Dr Walter Cooper Academy?
356 students attend Dr Walter Cooper Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Dr Walter Cooper Academy students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dr Walter Cooper Academy?
Dr Walter Cooper Academy has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Dr Walter Cooper Academy offer ?
Dr Walter Cooper Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Dr Walter Cooper Academy part of?
Dr Walter Cooper Academy is part of Rochester City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 356 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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