Cooper Middle School

Dr. Vanessa C. Watkins, Principal

Dr. Elaine Thurmond, AP6 | James Rawls, AP7 | Valerie Jones. AP8 | Dannette Estes, SSA.

4605 Ewing Road
Austell, GA 30106
P: 770.819.2438
F: 770.819.2440

Welcome to Cooper Middle

Principal: Dr. Vanessa C. Watkins' Blog


~ Vision Statement ~

We will work with parents, students, and the community to teach and prepare all students for success in high school, college, and careers for the 21st century.

~ Mission Statement ~

To ensure academic success for all students

~ Core Values ~

Respect - Integrity - Accountability

State STEM Banner Presentation

Drone Competition

Cooper's Rising 6th Grade Summer Camp

Please click here for information regarding the Rising 6th Grade Camp.

Cooper's Science and Math Camp

Please click here for information regarding the Science and Math Camp or click here to be directed to the sign up link.

GA Milestones Preparation

Please click here to register your student to complete self-directed computerized lessons in preparation for the upcoming GA Milestones Assessment.  The computer lab will be open from 4:15-5:15 Monday-Thursday March 6, 2017 through March 30, 2017.  You can register your child for as many days as you like. 


Please click here for preparation material that your child may complete at home.  The link is available 24 hours a day. 

Students Username: Lunch Number

Password: COOPER

Parent Survey

Please click here to complete the school climate parent survey.

Read 180

Please click here for Read 180 Parent information

Lions Club Art Contest Winner

STEM Certification

Cooper Middle School parents, student, and staff attend the Cobb County School board meeting for state STEM Certification.


  • Wednesday, April 26th - Progress Reports Go Home

  • Wednesday, April 26th - Rising 6th Grade Parent Night at 6:30 PM in the Theater.  Please click here for more information.

  • April 19th - April 26th - GA Milestones (See table below for specific content area testing dates.)

  • Thursday, May 4 - Spring Parent Input Meeting at 6:00 pm - please click here for more information.

  • Field Day Dates and Information

Thursday, May 11th - 8th grade

 Wednesday, May 17th - 6thgrade from 9:30 to 11:30

Wednesday, May 17th - 7th grade from 12:30 to 3:30



Content Area and Sections

Wednesday, April 19

ELA, section 1

Thursday, April 20

ELA, sections 2 and 3

Friday, April 21

Social Studies, sections 1 and 2

Monday, April 24

Math, section 1

Tuesday, April 25

Math, section 2

Wednesday, April 26

Science, sections 1 and 2

Thursday, April 27

Make-ups – all content areas

  •  Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 PM - 6th Grade Honor’s Night

  • Monday, May 22nd at 6:30 PM - 7th Grade Honor's Night

  • Tuesday, May 23rd at  7:00 PM - 8th Grade Rites of Passage at McEachern High School

Cooper Middle School Received State Recognition for PBIS Implementation

The Emerging School Rating is the top category a school can receive in the first year of implementation.

STEM Academy

Colonial Pipeline donates $1,500 to support Cooper's STEM Academy

Cooper Middle School - Named One of the Most Improved Schools in 2016

Cooper was one of several CCSD schools that showed significant improvement on the CCRPI. Cooper increased their score by 8.1 points from last year which was the highest in the county at the middle school level.

National Fluid Power Competition

Cooper's STEM Academy hosted and participated in the National Fluid Power Competition.  Participating schools included Floyd Middle School, Palmer Middle School, and P.B. Ritch Middle School (Paulding County School)

Robotics Team Awarded Circuit Runners FLL Regional Project Award


Cooper Spotlighted in CCSD Magazine

      Please click here for a link to the magazine and reference pages 8 and 43.

Cooper Middle School's PTSA YouTube Channel

Please click here to access the channel

Congratulations to Carol Mickus for Receiving Voya's Unsung

Heroes Grant for Teachers

$27,000 for Science Collaboration with Clarkdale Elementary!!

Georgia Milestones End of Grade Study/ Resource

Please click here for a link to help prepare for the Georgia Milestones.

Student Username: Lunch Number

Password: COOPER

Please Click here for the 2016-2017 Cobb County School District Strategic Plan.

Access to eReads/eBooks for READ 180 and System 44

Please click here for directions to access eReads and eBooks at home.

Student Registration Information

Please click here for student-registration information.

STEM Certification Day

STEM Innovations at Turner Chapel

STEM: Cobb Water Tower Competition

6th grade Field Trip: Tellus Science Museum

STEAM students participated in Science Olympiad

STEAM presentations for Chat and Chew

Cooper Middle is a PBIS School

Please View the Video Below and Click Here for Additional Information

Congratulations Japonika Francis  

2016 - 2017 Teacher of the Year

Congratulation Teri Neal

2016 - 2017 Classified Employee of the Year

Please click HERE for important directions.

Please watch the video in its entirety for instructions about downloading Office 365.

Interested in volunteering at Cooper?
If so, email Teri Neal, the school secretary, at, or click here to find information
on how you can volunteer here at Cooper.

Cooper Middle School is on its way to becoming a BYOD school.  Click here to view/print out the permission form.  Also, click here to find out additional information about BYOD.


Don't forget to regularly check Synergy for grades and attendance!


Teacher of the Year:

Japonika Francis

Classified Employee of the Year:

Teri Neal


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