COOPER MIDDLE SCHOOL
History, Vision and Mission
School is named after William “Bill” Cooper. Mr. Cooper was
born in 1934 and was raised in the Austell-Powder Springs
area. In 1952, he graduated from Powder Springs High School
where he was known as a school leader and a sports
enthusiast. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army,
serving in Korea and attaining the rank of sergeant.
Following his service in the Army, Mr. Cooper graduated from
Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in 1959. He
owned and operated Cooper Drugs for eighteen years.
During the 1960’s, he began a political and public service
career. He was elected to the Cobb County Board of
Education and served several terms in the State Legislature.
In 1987-88, he was named the director of the GA Drugs and
Narcotic Agency, a position he held until he retired in
1994, because of ill health.
Cooper was active in the South Cobb community. He
served as PTA president at Hollydale Elementary School and
McEachern High School. He also served as president of
the McEachern Band Boosters.
Mr. Cooper has been described as being kind, dedicated to
helping others and being a friend to everyone in the
community. In short, he cared for people. Mr.
Cooper died in 1997.
Cooper Middle School's vision is "Empowering Dreams for the
The mission of Cooper Middle
School is to develop a school culture that fosters pride through
I will treat others the way I
want to be treated.
I will do what is right because
it is right.
I will accept responsibility for
my actions and the consequences.
The mascot for Cooper Middle
School is the cougar.