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 ~

Accountability - Integrity - Respect

Summer Reading

Please click here for summer reading information.

Please click here for the summer reading flyer.

Please click here for the summer reading assignment.


  • Thursday, July 27th - Meet and Greet (6th Grade - 4:30 to 5:30 & Grade 7th/8th Grade - 6:00 - 7:00).  Students will receive schedules and bus information.

  • Monday, July 31st - First Day of School & Parent Boo Hoo Breakfast at 9:30 AM in the Parent Resource Room for 6th grade parents.

Student Registration

Students new to Cooper will register on July 12th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Please click here for additional student-registration information.

Supply Lists

6th Grade - Click Here

7th Grade - Click Here

8th Grade - Click Here

Please Note: ALL students will need a TI 30 or Non-Graphing Scientific Calculator

STEM Academy Admissions

Please click here for information regarding requirements into the STEM Academy

Cooper Featured on CBS 46 at the Braves STEM Launcher


State STEM Banner Presentation


Cooper's STEM Academy Students Win the Atlanta Braves Tomahawk Ball Challenge


Drone Competition

Junk Yard Art Wars

Please click here to view the CobbCast Blog about Junk Yard Art Wars, which includes winning students from Cooper.

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.

Cooper Middle School Received State Recognition for PBIS ImplementationCooper 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.

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 Teacher of the Year

Stephanie Ruffner

Congratulations Classified Employee of the Year

Tabitha McDaniel

Congratulations Volunteer of the Year

Esther Powers

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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