Andrew Cooke Magnet Elementary

★★★★☆
  • 522 Belvidere Rd

    Waukegan, IL 60085

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  • 847-360-5463

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Cook magnet use to be one of the best school in waukegan up until about two to three years ago My son graduated this year and I currently have a daughter there all of the best teachers and principal left and went to another school in waukegan since then the school has went down hill THE PRINCIPAL Miss HEIMS is lazy!!!!!! and doesn't tolerate children very well and the assistant principal bugs the hell out of u for the stupiest things. You could tell the staff before knew how to handle situation on there own my oppinion they have a bunch of clowns in the wrong position overall i like that cook makes the families get involved when it comes to the childrens education....

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Cook magnet use to be one of the best school in waukegan up until about two to three years ago My son graduated this year and I currently have a daughter there all of the best teachers and principal left and went to another school in waukegan since then the school has went down hill THE PRINCIPAL Miss HEIMS is lazy!!!!!! and doesn't tolerate children very well and the assistant principal bugs the hell out of u for the stupiest things. You could tell the staff before knew how to handle situation on there own my oppinion they have a bunch of clowns in the wrong position overall i like that cook makes the families get involved when it comes to the childrens education....

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All 3 of my children attended Cooke. My oldest is entering the Waukegan High School in the fall, I have had a child in Cooke every year since 1997. When my oldest entered Cooke, the science teacher they had was exceptional. He had been with Cooke for years and was an integral part of their staff. He left a few years after my first child entered the school, and they haven't had the same science teacher 2 years in a row since. There have been alot of changes in the last years that are threatening Cooke and I hope that they are able to stay afloat. The main one being that the graduates of this magnet school will no longer be fed directly into the accelerated school (as they always have been) but will be sent to their neighborhood Middle Schools. This is a very unfortunate change for Cooke grads. One of the Kindergarten teachers (Mrs. Brummitt) is, in my opinion, one of the best in the country. She is fair, and stern, and also in my opinion, brilliant. She relates to the kids brilliantly, and is able to answer even the toughest questions at their level. Entrance to this school does require testing and Kindergarten testing is done the winter before for the fall entrance.

PROS: Best Kindergarten teacher anywhere
CONS: May not be offering the opportunity to continue at the accelerated level up

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All 3 of my children attended Cooke. My oldest is entering the Waukegan High School in the fall, I have had a child in Cooke every year since 1997. When my oldest entered Cooke, the science teacher they had was exceptional. He had been with Cooke for years and was an integral part of their staff. He left a few years after my first child entered the school, and they haven't had the same science teacher 2 years in a row since. There have been alot of changes in the last years that are threatening Cooke and I hope that they are able to stay afloat. The main one being that the graduates of this magnet school will no longer be fed directly into the accelerated school (as they always have been) but will be sent to their neighborhood Middle Schools. This is a very unfortunate change for Cooke grads. One of the Kindergarten teachers (Mrs. Brummitt) is, in my opinion, one of the best in the country. She is fair, and stern, and also in my opinion, brilliant. She relates to the kids brilliantly, and is able to answer even the toughest questions at their level. Entrance to this school does require testing and Kindergarten testing is done the winter before for the fall entrance.

PROS: Best Kindergarten teacher anywhere
CONS: May not be offering the opportunity to continue at the accelerated level up

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I went to elementary school here and had a great experience. Students must be tested to get into Cooke, but the program is wonderful. There are specialists (music, science, art, gym, library, drama) more than once a week. Staff are friendly and there are lots of activities for families get involved in.

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I went to elementary school here and had a great experience. Students must be tested to get into Cooke, but the program is wonderful. There are specialists (music, science, art, gym, library, drama) more than once a week. Staff are friendly and there are lots of activities for families get involved in.

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