Cook Elementary School, part of the Fort Smith Public School System, was established in 1976. It was named for Elmer H. Cook, a longtime Fort Smith educator.
We are a Pre-K-6 school with a current enrollment of 597. This is a population of approximately 85% Caucasian, 9% African American, 2% Indian/Native American, and 4% Asian/Pacific Islander.
Cook Elementary has been named an Arkansas School of Excellence by the Arkansas State Department of Education.
Cook is an Arkansas A+ school. The A+ program is a fine arts intensive program integrated into all curriculum areas. Our faculty and staff strive to maintain high standards which will allow our students to achieve success when they move on to secondary and higher education and citizenship in the 21st century.
Our mission is:
We are the Cook Crusaders, and our Crusader Creed is:
On my Crusader Quest, I will respect myself, others and my environment.
I will demonstrate courage when challenged.
I will have an attitude of gratitude.
I will exhibit self-control.
I will show compassion for others.
I will be diligent in all I do.
I will exemplify integrity.
This Crusader Creed is my responsibility.
Our school colors are red, white, and blue.
We currently have 25 classroom teachers, two Instructional Facilitators in Literacy, two Instructional Facilitators in Math, two full time interventionists, one part time interventionist, one full-time counselor, one part-time counselor, one School Based Mental Health Counselor, and two resource teachers. Specialty area teachers work with our students in Art, Library, Music and Physical Education on a weekly basis.
This School is accredited by the North Central Association and the Arkansas Department of Education.