Principal's Message

  • Welcome to Leroy Gordon Cooper Elementary School, home of the Cooper Crabs. Cooper is a beautiful neighborhood school in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey. Our school houses 240 students in grades Kindergarten to grade 5. We are proud to announce we have been selected as a 2016 National School of Character Award winner. Further, our "Readers of the Pack" ESL dog therapy program was selected as a 2016 Promising Practice to be used as a model for other schools. This year, Cooper students will be participating in many volunteer projects as a part of our Character Education Program. The projects will be fully integrated with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.  


    Cooper School is committed to academic excellence, and the warm and caring environment we provide for our students. Our team of teachers and staff has worked diligently to provide a learning environment where all students are respected for their unique abilities and talents. The Old Bridge Board of Education and its administration work closely with the staff and students to provide a school environment in which we all feel safe and secure.


    Please refer to our website frequently. Each grade has a site dedicated to sharing the wonderful activities, which we have planned for your children.  The school calendar will keep you informed of special events.


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at




    Ms. Cathy Gramata