Cooper Middle School
977 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22101
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Grades 7-8
Principal Arlene Randall
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Special Features
  • Books of Hope
  • Congressional Simulation
  • Cooper Middle School’s focus program incorporates the multiple intelligences model and a learning style inventory to meet the needs of students and to improve student achievement
  • Mobile Team Challenge is an experiential teambuilding low ropes course designed to support the learning and emotional environment for our students
  • Peer Helping
Attendance Area This school is part of Region 1 and the Langley HS pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.

School Summary
James Fenimore Cooper Middle School, established in 1962, serves students in the communities of Great Falls, McLean, and small areas of Vienna, Reston, and Herndon. The school’s core purpose focuses on the nurturing and preparation of students, helping them to function in the 21st century as informed, productive, and responsible citizens. The Cooper staff believes that every student has a unique range of talents and interests that can and should be challenged and enriched in a stimulating learning environment. High expectations for excellence in character, academics, and leadership are vital in creating this environment. Our school embodies the middle school philosophy affirming the emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of students.

Cooper Middle School is also committed to seeing that each student will be participating in a quality education program with levels of challenges that are appropriate to the student’s talents and current level of understanding. In an environment where these unique talents and interests can be enhanced, each student will aspire to achieve high academic standards and character.

We are committed to having an atmosphere conducive to learning where students and teachers enjoy coming to school. Our goal is to have a school climate that emulates caring, kindness, respect, and responsibility and provides a safe environment free from intimidation and bullying.

Woven throughout the daily education of our students is the strong support from parents and the community. By working collaboratively, we have a greater chance to liberate the talent, genius, and goodness of each child.

Last Updated: 2011-07-06