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

School Hours
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Breakfast/Homeroom
9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Academics

Parent Resource Room
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

~ Mission Statement ~

The mission of Cooper Middle School is to develop a school culture that fosters pride through academic excellence.

~ Core Values ~

Respect - Integrity - Accountability

School Choice (HB 251 & SB 10) Transfers

 Today is the first day that parents/guardians may begin apply for School Choice transfers.  Capacity numbers have been posted (see Mr. York’s email from Friday) and the online application is active.  This year we will be accepting application online only.  Therefore we again have a kiosk set up in the lobby at 514 Glover Street for parents to access.

 We are again asking that all schools post the following announcement of their website:

 2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251

and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school

capacity information and applications will be available beginning

February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please

see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.


The web address for the link is:

Georgia Milestones Resources

The Georgia Milestones Assessment is a comprehensive summative assessment program that measures how well students gained the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Here are some helpful resources to help your student prepare for this assessment.

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey Link:


  • February 15th - February 19th  - Winter Break

  • Tuesday, February 23rd - School Tour at 9:30 am

  • Tuesday, February 23rd  - Chat & Chew with Dr. Watkins

  • Tuesday, February 23rd  - PTSA Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, February 25th - Band Concert

Stem Innovations at Turner Chapel


Please click here for more information.


Cooper Middle School’s Jamie Richardson along with her art students won Cobb County’s Shark Tank competition.  They were awarded $10,200!


Please click here for information on Cooper's Jeans Campaign


 Cobb Water Tower Competition


2015 Cooper Super Bowl Reading Challenge

Please click here for information regarding this year's reading challenge


Helpful Resources for Parents and Students:

Below is a list of resources and suggestions available to assist students with their academics.

  • Teacher Blogs (click on Faculty & Staff above)
  • Synergy Parentvue (Contact the front office to register)
  • USATest Prep (Log-in information can be obtained from your child's teacher)
  • (Online tutorials)

Cooper Clubs

Parents, please click here to view the clubs that we are offering this year!!!!

Bullying Form 

Please click here for The Harassment and Bullying Student Complaint Form

Cooper Middle is a PBIS School

Please View the Video Below and Click here for Additional Information

Cooper AIR #2 from Ralph Basui Watkins on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Our 2015 - 2016 Cobb County Middle SchoolTeacher 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's 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!


Carol Mickus
Teacher of the Year
Sandra Tritt
Volunteer of the Year

Jean Alabre
Classified Employee of the Year

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