Cooper at a Glance

School Type: Independent, college preparatory, non-sectarian, non-profit, co-educational day school for grades prekindergarten through 12

1988; first graduating class: 1994

The Woodlands, TX, a planned community 40 miles north of Houston

Accredited by The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS); member of The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

  • 1,244 Students
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Lower School (PK-5): 461 students
  • Middle School (6-8): 316 students
  • Upper School (9-12): 467 students
Faculty: 126 full-time; 1 part-time; 70% hold advanced degrees


Prekindergarten: $23,300
Kindergarten: $23,300
Grades 1-5: $25,660
Grades 6-8: $27,640
Grades 9-12: $28,790

Re-enrollment Rate: 90%

Financial Aid:
14% of the student body receives need-based financial aid totaling approximately $2.2 million

Mean SAT and ACT Scores:

Class of 2020: 1366/31
Class of 2019: 1382/31
Class of 2018: 1380/30

College Counseling Services:
3 full-time counselors support 122 seniors

College Matriculation:
100% of graduates attend college
Advanced Placement: 21 AP courses are offered in Upper School
Diversity: The student body includes 48.5% who are students of color
Religious Affiliation: Non-Sectarian


The John Cooper School is accredited by The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and is a member of The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

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Campus & Facilities

43-acre wooded campus includes:
  • Mitchell Lower School and Fifth Grade Center with classrooms, science labs, two music rooms, new library, art room, multi-purpose room, and computer lab;
  • Middle/Upper School with classrooms, two libraries, and two computer labs;
  • The Rock Math+Science Center with classrooms, science labs, 125-seat lecture hall, rooftop garden, and computer and robotics labs;
  • Glenn Performing Arts Center with a 500-seat main stage, 125-seat black box, and instructional space for band, choir, dance, and drama;
  • Dunlap and Austin Gymnasiums, Pate Track and Pugh Field, The Field Family Diamond at Finnie Park, Pisula Softball Field, and Chenault Tennis Courts;
  • Two visual arts studios;
  • Student Center/Dining Hall