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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,790
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
14%
Average Financial Aid
$13,127
From The John Cooper School

The John Cooper School is a fully accredited, Prek through Grade 12, college preparatory school that is located on 43 acres that were set aside by George Mitchell, founder of The Woodlands, for an independent school.

Named after renowned independent school educator John Cooper, the school opened in 1988 and has grown in size and distinction to become one of the premier independent schools in the Houston area.

The vision set forth in the formative years remains the same today – to provide a challenging education in a caring environment. Traditional educational practices combined with innovative new methods teach students to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

Cooper faculty embrace the opportunity to teach students to think, question, analyze, create, understand and take responsibility for their world, paving the way to go “from curiosity to wisdom.”

The John Cooper School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
192 responses
Average ACT
32
88 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
  • Spirit Week!
    33%
  • Senior/Kindergartener adoption
    22%
  • Hamburgering
    16%
  • Starting new traditions as the school grows
    10%
  • Dig Pink
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,238
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $23,300
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    4
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    11:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A-
    Median Household Income
    $118,836
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,567
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $361,500
    National
    $184,700

    The John Cooper School Reviews

    119 reviews
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    John Cooper has helped me discover my interests and pursue my hobbies while becoming more diverse as well. My junior year, I transferred to Cooper and because of the S2S program, I had a friend before school and summer football practice even started. Due to the various activities I participated in, I met many students and made friends very quickly. Cooper has also provided me with a diverse curriculum, ranging from more philosophical classes like world religions to classes that have shaped what I want to do in college, such as entrepreneurial studies, AP Biology, and AP economics. These classes are interesting and are taught by teachers who truly care about their students. Additionally, I have enjoyed the sports teams I have been a part of at Cooper very much! The camaraderie, traveling during the week, and the traditions have all made my Cooper experience special.
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    The John Cooper School is a strong community with a place for everyone. Our teachers create a warm environment where you can learn and grow as a student. When I was new at Cooper, I felt very welcome because of the extra effort my teachers made to help me. Once, one of my teachers arrived at school early, just so I could complete a quiz before I left for an athletic event. Along with intelligent, hardworking teachers, Cooper’s Athletics Department strengthens the sense of community. Our school spirit is second to none! Additionally, a wide variety of clubs ensures there is an extracurricular for everyone. When I joined a club called Women in Equity, I immediately met a new group of students with a common interest. Cooper is a unique school which challenges its students to excel academically and grow as people.
    Cooper is a great school! All the teachers here are really supportive and do anything they can to help you. Since Cooper is an academically challenging school, whenever I have a question in any of my classes, I can always stay after class with my teachers and review the material in-depth. I also love that when you advance throughout grade levels, you get more and more options in terms of extracurricular activities. I am now able to join clubs that I did not have the opportunity to in middle school. For example, there are clubs to help the community, to learn about a certain subject, and much more. I also enjoy the school spirit of Cooper's students and faculty. The spirit really shows during events such as Spirit Week, pep rallies, and athletic games/matches. Overall, Cooper has been a great experience.