The John Cooper School

  • The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school for Pre-k through Grade 12.
  • The school's fundamental mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1988
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1,202 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade The John Cooper School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers154 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
Average SAT score1382
Average ACT score31
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 15 / Jan. 10
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCraig Meredith

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDiving,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Arts Society, Bibliophiles, Chess, Computer, Culinary Club, Drama, Entrepreneurs Club, Ethics Bowl, Habitat For Humanity, Honor Council, Interact, International Club, Junior Statemen of America, Literary Magazine, MathCounts, National Art Honors Society, Philosophy Club, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Student Diversity Committee, Student Government Association, Student to Student, Thespian Group, Tri M

School Notes

  • The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. The school's fundamental mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become creative thinkers, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners. Cooper believes that its mission is best achieved in an educational community where students are enthusiastic about learning and enjoy school; high expectations are held for students, faculty and staff; creative, dedicated faculty are responsive to differences in students' learning styles and capabilities; students' natural curiosity is fostered through their active participation in the educational process; the needs of the whole student-intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and ethical-are addressed through a balanced educational program; students are given many opportunities to succeed in a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment; and diverse views and cultures are represented and respected among students, faculty and parents.
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    4.4 miles
    5800 Academy Way
    Conroe, TX 77384
    (936) 273-2555
    4.4 PK-12
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  • Magnolia
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    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 440 students
    3.5 miles
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    Magnolia, TX 77354
    (936) 337-2000
    3.5 PK-12
    440
  • Spring
    Grades: PK-12 | 152 students
    1.7 miles
    4266 Interfaith Way
    Spring, TX 77381
    (281) 298-9200
    1.7 PK-12
    152
  • Conroe
    Grades: PK-12
    11.1 miles
    1615 Oddfellow
    Conroe, TX 77301
    (936) 539-2989
    11.1 PK-12
    n/a
  • Conroe
    Grades: PK-12 | 238 students
    12.9 miles
    3401 N Frazier St
    Conroe, TX 77303
    (936) 756-0743
    12.9 PK-12
    238

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
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The John Cooper School provided a challenging and enriching learning environment. By pushing students outside their comfort zones, Cooper truly allows its students to build thorough problem-solving strategies and rich knowledge in a variety of subjects. Cooper encourages close-knit learning environments, stimulating peer interactions, and relationships between faculty and students. Along with academics, Cooper provided great social and athletic opportunities. Team sports allow students to find friends within a competitive and fun sports experience and teach individuals team-building skills and leadership. This high school experience really prepared me well for UCLA because it provided me with a strong social, academic, and athletic profile. I was able to take all of my experiences in writing thorough academic research papers in AP English, leadership skills gained from being a team captain, and problem-solving strategies in clubs and apply them to a highly academic and challenging institution like UCLA.
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As an alumnus, I can officially say that I am proud to be a Cooper Dragon. Before coming to Cooper, I had heard so many things about Cooper, and I was honestly a little scared to attend such a renowned school. One thing I remember vividly is my first day of school. I remember being welcomed by the dean of the high school, and then followed by a group of students who helped me find my locker, first class, and even started up a conversation with me, despite having no idea who I was. While this seems rather arbitrary, this warmed my heart and made me feel like I truly belonged. The kindness throughout the community, whether it be from the teachers and administration to the students, truly affected the learning environment, and made me more open to joining clubs such as the Student Diversity Committee and Robotics club. There are so many different people at Cooper, and the school gave me a breath of fresh air both culturally and socially. Everyone I came in contact with at Cooper during my 2 years (yes, just two! I wish I had come sooner!) truly made a number on me, whether that be from pushing me to do my very best academically, to including me and making me feel like I had been at the school for multiple years. Also, never have I met such AMAZING teachers. These teachers genuinely care about the whole student, not just their grades. I feel like I genuinely learned so much that prepared me for life as a now sophomore in college, and these teachers helped me care about school and enjoy the privilege of learning. For instance, before I came to Cooper, I honestly despised history, but after two years of being taught by amazing teachers who helped me have an open mind (I will admit, I was quite stubborn and close-minded), I am currently majoring in History with a minor in communication. So, all I can say is thank you, Cooper.
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Cooper is an amazing school with great school spirit. Not only does Cooper focus on academic enrichment, but also on student growth. The teachers at Cooper do an amazing job and are extremely easy to talk to and ask questions to. There are tons of ways to make new friends, while also getting involved in Cooper's community. Cooper has a wide variety of sports, and there are even more options for clubs to join. There are tons of Cooper traditions, from everyone coming out for the high school football games to Green out Days and showing our school spirit! Cooper rocks!!!
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The John Cooper School creates a welcoming environment that helps to develop every student not only academically, but as a person. An event that creates this environment is the pep rally, these bring the whole school together and create a positive morale throughout the school. The diverse curriculum with focuses on all areas of learning from the Sciences, to Literature, to the Fine Arts serves to fulfill every aspect of the academic experience, whilst constantly challenging you to improve. You are also provided with many opportunities to partake in charitable activities such as Habitat for Humanity, where each year members of the school community assist in building a home, this provided me with valuable knowledge in both the process of constructing a house and also how emotionally rewarding such an experience is. These aspects of the John Cooper School have provided a path that has defined who I am today.
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I`ve attended The John Cooper School since I was in Pre-K, and over the years, Cooper has taught me many things that I will utilize throughout my life. They taught me that the only way to grow is by being able to admit what I don`t know yet, and the only way to learn is by challenging myself. They push me to achieve what they know I`m capable of achieving and to help me better understand the concept we`re learning, my teachers encourage me to come in before or after school for one-on-one practice. Cooper has also taught me the importance of our community and the relationships with my classmates. My fellow Cooper dragons support each other on the football field, on the volleyball court, in our personal lives, and most importantly in the classroom. Everyone roots for me to excel as I root for them.
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In my four years of attending John Cooper, the experiences that I`ve had and the people that I`ve met have truly made Cooper a perfect fit for me. On my first day at Cooper, I was extremely shy and closed off from new experiences. However, within my first few hours, I had met so many kind and welcoming students, as well as teachers, who helped me feel comfortable and accepted. Since that first day, I was able to open myself up to new experiences and activities I never would`ve thought to try before, such as theater, clubs, and new sports. Each of these new environments I entered within the school had equally created a warm and enjoyable atmosphere, while allowing me to try new things simultaneously. Additionally, the people I have met including classmates, teachers, advisors, and faculty have consistently supported me socially, academically, and mentally. Each of these elements have created an environment filled with encouragement, kindness, and support.
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Cooper is an amazing school with great school spirit. Not only does Cooper focus on academic enrichment, but also on student growth. The teachers at Cooper do an amazing job and are extremely easy to talk to and ask questions to. There are tons of ways to make new friends, while also getting involved in Cooper's community. Cooper has a wide variety of sports, and there are even more options for clubs to join. There are tons of Cooper traditions, from everyone coming out for the high school football games to Green out Days and showing our school spirit! Cooper rocks!!!
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The John Cooper School community is unparalleled. I attended several different schools both in the Woodlands and in other countries, but none made me feel quite as home as Cooper. The moment I got here, I was surprised at how friendly and caring everyone was. As the new kid, students made a conscious effort to make me feel included which smoothened the "new-kid" transition for me. It has been 4 years since I first came to Cooper, and I enjoy it even more than I did before. Cooper has given me numerous opportunities to follow my interests, and I can confidently say I have found my true passions at this school.
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In the last four years I have been at The John Cooper School, I have not only witnessed but experienced the incredible opportunities every student is able to receive whether it is in the classroom, on the field, or on stage. I remember on the first day at Cooper; I was overwhelmed with all the options of classes and activities. I ended up joining a variety of clubs, the volleyball team, and participated in our school's musical. While my academic classes are challenging, I work hard because it's clear that my teachers want me to be successful. My friends push me to succeed and I feel support from all around. This is the kind of school where students feel a part of a community that is kind and caring so we are willing to take risks and be challenged with the knowledge that we will be better in the long run for it. Cooper has not only prepared me for university but to be a successful person in the future.
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