The mission of W.T. Cooke Elementary School is to provide an engaging, inspiring, and challenging learning environment that will empower every student to become a lifelong learner who is also a responsible, productive, and engaged citizen within the global community. 


Welcome to Cooke Elementary School, a fully accredited school!

We are pleased to have you as a part of our school family. As the city's original elementary school, Cooke has been educating the children of Virginia Beach for more than 100 years. At Cooke, we want every student to succeed, and we are committed to working with students to ensure that they learn and grow in a supported and enriching environment.

As an elementary school student, your child will undergo many changes during their years here. There will be new friends, new teachers, new knowledge, and a variety of opportunities.

At Cooke, our students are at the heart of every decision. We are a proud recipient of a Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Award. Everything we do is about ensuring their experiences here help them to develop in a caring, supportive environment with great teachers and staff at the center of the school. We have high expectations and high aspirations for every one of our students and our vision is that our students aspire to be the best they can be.

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