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Cook-Wissahickon School
201 East Salaignac St
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 487-4463
public | PK-8
County: Philadelphia


  School Head OfficialYear
Ms Anna Jenkins2009
  Students Getting Free LunchYear
10/22/2009parentI love Cook wissahickon School because we have the coolest staff and we have fun and work well together and the students are the best you could ask for.
10/19/2009parentMy daughter is only in kindergarten, but I love how they keep those kids on there toes and how she is learning.
10/19/2009parentCook-Wissahickon is every parents dream of a true neighborhood school.
10/18/2009otherEverything about the school is amazing. It is a Philadelphia public school, but it could easily be a school in the suburbs. It has great students, involved parents, and highly skilled teachers.
10/17/2009parentCook-Wissahickon is a great school. My son has been there for three years and each year we are amazed by what it has to offer. I attended Cook as a child and I am glad that my children have the opportunity to experience Cook-Wissahickon.
10/17/2009parentThe personal attention each child seems to receive-the teachers are fantastic!!
10/16/2009parentI love cook-Wissahickon. I feel that my child is safe, cared for and getting a spectacular education.
10/16/2009parenteverything the staff and specaily the principal she is doing a great job.
10/16/2009parentThe great diversity and small town feel of a big city school
10/16/2009parentI am ashamed to say that my children have been to four different schools because my husband & I felt that they just were not getting what they needed. After a few days at Cook Wisaahickon, we felt that our search was over. Thank you to everyone who helps in one way or another to make it such a wonderful school!
10/16/2009parentThe Communication between the Teacher and Parent on a Daily Bases, The Principal Ms. Jenkins gets involve allowing you to know who she is and as a Principal what she is their for and she care about your child and their safety nothing I heard I saw for myself. How the Teacher is concerns of what goes on with child without getting to personal
9/30/2009teacherIt ha great students and parents.
9/29/2009parentI believe the key to education is communication between the teacher(s) and the parent(s) and this school has it!!!
9/24/2009parentCook Wissahickon has the best teachers around! These teachers care about every student in the school, not only in their class. These teachers stay late, come in early and really embody what a true leader and role model is. The principal is a visonary who not only tells others what to do, but does it herself. I cannot say enough about the staff of Cook Wissahickon. I feel that my son has the best that a school can offer, and years from now, he will have benefitted from what he has learned here at Cook Wissahickon
9/22/2009parentIt is small and has a community atmosphere
9/22/2009parentCook Wissahickon is a Great School. My son love's it their. The teachers are FANTASTIC! One of the best public school around.
9/21/2009parentThe teachers and principal really care about their school and student.
9/21/2009parentCook-Wiss has a very caring loving staff of teachers who put the children's needs first. We are the best preforming in the west region. Yeah us!!!!
9/21/2009parentCook-Wissahickon has an excellent Science program, links with community organizations such as Arthur Ashe and Philadelphia University to provide unique opportunties for their students. They offer small class sizes and have excellent parental involvement!!!
9/21/2009parentThe school is a great community of strong teachers and staff and involved parents.
9/20/2009parentIt is a place where are students can be themselves and do not worry about being judged. They feel safe in this envirorment and are welcomed with smiles everyday.
9/20/2009teacherThis is a wonderful school with great students, teachers and involved parents. There are a variety of programs and dedicated teachers to give all students a great educational experience!
9/19/2009parentThis is one of the few great schools in the Philadelphia Public School System, working hard to be one of the first 'green' retro-fitted schools in the city!
9/18/2009otherThe parents care and help get things done for their kids.
9/18/2009otherGreat staff and parent involvement. They are so invested in the kids and the community. Actually improving the neighborhood!
9/18/2009parentIt's great to have a small, safe neighborhood school my kids can walk to.
9/18/2009parentIt is a great school especially for young children just starting out. They make things so easy for the young ones to adjust to coming to school.
9/18/2009parentGreat kids and Great teachers, wonderful things going on. Like the Green Committee and the Science Club.
9/18/2009parentWe have been so pleased with our daughter's experience at this school. The kids are wonderful, the staff is very caring and the families supportive.
9/18/2009parentCook-Wissahickon is a great neighborhood school that's getting better and more popular with local families every day!
9/7/2009parentMy daughter, too, attended private school for a couple of years before transferring to Cook. We could not be more thrilled with the school. It has all of the aspects of the private school from before (great teachers, excellent tech resources, etc) without any of the 'downsides' of the private school (commute, lack of diversity, costly). Parent involvement in the school - combined with an interested, invested and committed teaching staff - has made Cook a wonderful place for my daughter to be. I agree that there could be more athletics and I believe that this is something the school is trying to do. There is a running program and a tennis program which meet after school (though admittedly, I don't know the details). I would also like to see more art and music. I know this is something that the parents are working towards. All in all, extremely happy.
9/6/2009parentMy daughter entered the 7th grade after the private school she had been atending all of her school years had closed. She was excited and a little aprehensive about going into 'unchartered and unfamiliar' waters but her fears were soon dissolved. She loves the teachers and the principal is 'no nonsense' which we are glad of. The curriculum is taught by professional and knowledgeable teachers and the support staff are nurturing making the children feel as if they were home. We are very pleased with our choice of this public school. We also believe that there could be a better rounded atletic department offering more extra-curricular activities for the children>
3/9/2009parentWe first came to Cook after being obligated by doing what was best for our daughter to do a school transfer. We are hapy we made the change. The teachers are great, the principle is more than involved, the educational help for children in need is more available then we found elsewhere, and the b4 and after care program is beyond affordable. With that being said we acknowledge that a few changes would be good such as additional activities for younger students and uniforms with the school logo. I understand they did have this in the past and it didn't do well however, with each new year comes possible sales... We look forward to finishing this year and starting a new year in the fall. In conclusion; Cook is a public school with a private school feel in need of a little work to make it perfect.

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