1050 Plum Grove Circle
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Phone: 847-520-2750



CCSD21 a school is comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in Illinois.


Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Cooper Middle School serves students in grades 6-8. School starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

Principal’s Message

At Cooper Middle School, we are dedicated to providing all students with a supportive environment to learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Through our focus on Authentic Learning and Inclusionary Practices, students become owners of their learning and engage with other students locally and globally while being appropriately challenged and feeling a sense of belonging within the school community.

Our teachers have a wealth of experience working with middle school students.  They are excited to be working with your children on a daily basis.  Collectively, this staff is intent on guiding students on their own individual Pathway to Knowledge.

I’m very proud to be a part of Cooper Middle School and Community Consolidated School District 21.  We as a staff are confident that each one of your children will be safe, happy, and will find growth during their time here at Cooper.

Together with parents and community members, we can partner together to make sure our students are prepared to be lifelong learners and productive citizens.

Robert Gurney