Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District
Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District (LCISD) is a 3-A school district located south of the city of Lubbock, Texas (USA), centered on the small community of Woodrow. School colors are red and black, and the mascot is the Fighting Pirates. Lubbock-Cooper is known for its accomplishments in the Future Farmers of America (FFA), University Interscholastic League (UIL), and baseball, and prides itself on having a small-town feel.
Lubbock-Cooper is a largely rural school district located southern Lubbock County. A small portion of the city of Lubbock lies within its boundaries. It is bordered by Lubbock ISD to the north, Frenship ISD to the west, Slaton ISD to the east, and New Home ISD to the south. Considered one of the premier school districts in West Texas, Lubbock-Cooper is known for high academic standards and athletic achievements. 3,059 students are enrolled at Lubbock-Cooper ISD.
The Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District currently operates Seven campuses. Three are located in the unincorporated community of Woodrow and four on the outskirts of the city of Lubbock. A new campus, Lubbock-Cooper West Elementary opened in 2008, and also in 2012 the Laura Bush Middle School opened along with the new elementary called Lubbock-Cooper Central Elementary, which opened in 2011. The high school has added a new wing, and new athletic facilities.
- Lubbock-Cooper High School (Woodrow)
- Lubbock-Cooper Middle School (Woodrow)
- Lubbock-Cooper North Elementary School (Lubbock)
- Lubbock-Cooper South Elementary School (Woodrow)
- Lubbock-Cooper West Elementary School (Lubbock)
- Lubbock-Cooper Central Elementary School (Lubbock)
- Lubbock-Cooper Laura Bush Middle School (Lubbock)
Lubbock Cooper was founded in 1936 and recently had its 75th anniversary at its new football stadium. People that graduate and come back to the Cooper community, even some teachers that teach at Cooper campuses were once students at Lubbock Cooper.
Lubbock-Cooper has maintained a "recognized" or "exemplary" STARR state rating for the past several years. Each campus features recognized UIL (University Interscholastic League) teams, leadership organizations and accelerated classes. Lubbock-Cooper High School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2007, one of only three high schools in Texas so recognized during that year.
Lubbock-Cooper High School is a strong athletic competitor and currently a member of District 1-AAA, which includes Lubbock-Cooper, Levelland, Borger, Perryton, Dalhart, Estacado. The Pirates are recognized statewide for many athletic achievements, including, most recently, a Regional Semifinalist girls' basketball team. Lubbock-Cooper athletics is perhaps most recognized for producing one of the strongest 3-A baseball teams in the state of Texas, holding nine out of the past ten district titles, and almost always advancing far in the playoffs, making appearances at the state and semi-final levels in previous years. Last years 2010 football season and team broke school records by being the first team in cooper history to play past a holiday, finish with a winning record (9-4), made it the farthest in the playoffs, regional semifinals champions. The Lubbock-Cooper Pirates played their 2010 season in their new turf football stadium, Cooper also installed baseball and softball turf fields.
LCISD is under the leadership of a Board of Trustees including seven community members and parents, and Superintendent Pat Henderson.
Lubbock-Cooper offers a constantly updated website, www.lcisd.net, which includes information for students, staff, parents, and community members, and is arguably one of the most advanced district websites in the area.