On May 28, the Board will hold an Action meeting at 5 p.m. Find materials here. Register to speak here.

The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
NEW: Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more and update your address HERE.
Need working papers? Info HERE.
Chromebook Pickup Dates and Times
have CHANGED. Updated info HERE.
Need Chromebook help? Tech Hotlines added to Chromebook Loaner Program HERE. Internet info/resources are HERE.
Find more information about the District’s Continuity of Education Plan for students HERE. Digital Learning and Planned Instruction info HERE.
Grab-and-go meal distribution
at our 50 District school sites occurs one day per week. Learn more HERE. Sites are listed HERE.
For the latest update from Superintendent Hite, included updates on Chromebooks and supports, Digital Learning resources, how to connect with school-based staff, and calendar updates, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.
PreK-12 Learning Guides are available HERE and at all District meal sites.
Have questions? Call our Hotlines (extended hours, available in 10 languages), email us at covid19info@philasd.org  or visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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Welcome to the Lion’s Den!

Cooke loves i-Ready!

Parents help us make academic gains in both reading and math with the use of i-Ready. Scholars can log onto their student profile to access the app at anytime. Contact your scholars’ teacher for more information.

Greetings JCES scholars and families,

Welcome to the Lion’s Den at Jay Cooke Elementary School! We hope your summer was enjoyable and that you are ready to channel your enthusiasm and energy towards a successful academic, social, and emotional school year. There are many great new opportunities at Cooke and we expect our students and their families to demonstrate their ability to represent our school motto: “Every Scholar. Every Day. In Every Classroom, WE WILL SUCCEED!” Our scholars are expected to be present and on time, wearing their proper uniform with a ready to learn attitude daily. We have established high expectations for academic and behavior success for every scholar, who enter into the Lion’s Den. Our commitment is towards our scholars and their families, to that end, we will put forth every effort to form respectful relationships while fostering rigorous and enjoyable educational experiences. We ask that you communicate with us and stay involved in your scholars’ educational process so that we can work as a team to ensure success.  We wish you much success here at Cooke and the teachers, counselors, and principal are here to support you! Please remember that your scholar’s journey to school success begins with you and the effort you put forth to realize success.


Let’s make it a GREAT school year on PURPOSE!


Principal Brown

Our Mission

Cooke Elementary maintains high expectations for student achievement supported by rigorous, data driven instruction. These high expectations consider the cultural and academic diversity of our students’ strengths and needs. Our students will be engaged in meaningful learning experiences connected to the real world, aiding them to become lifelong learners and productive citizens. Jay Cooke believes that: Every Scholar! Every Day! In Every Classroom! WE WILL SUCCEED!