• Cooley Parents and Community Members,

    Here at Cooley Middle School, we believe one of the basic principles of a successful education is promoting student accomplishments. Our goal is to oversee a campus that develops young people into ambitious and resilient young adults. In addition, our outstanding teachers are highly qualified and dedicated to preparing every student for a successful career in high school and beyond. We practice this by providing your son or daughter with a challenging academic curriculum coupled with an unwavering supportive foundation that values the strength and talent of each individual.

    We firmly believe that students need a well-rounded experience to help build life skills. We offer opportunities for students to join a variety of clubs and electives including Computer Applications, Robotics, Mandarin, Spanish, Choir, Band, Dance, and more! We encourage students to get involved in school activities and take advantage of our incredible athletic program.

    It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at Cooley. Please visit our website on a regular basis for current news and upcoming events. Here you can find back-to-school information, including event dates and school supply lists. If you have not done so already, please be sure to download the Higley App for school announcements and to receive our weekly newsletter, including important summer information.

    I am honored to serve as the Principal of Cooley Middle School. It is a true privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. I look forward to working with you and helping each student at Cooley meet his or her goals and have a successful school year!

    Shawn Varner
    Principal, Cooley Middle School