• Registration for 2024 - 2025 is now closed. Please CLICK HERE to sign up for the 2024 - 2025 waiting list for entrance testing.


    Who is eligible for enrollment at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School?

    T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School is open to all K - 5 students that reside in Calcasieu Parish. The art focus of our magnet program incorporates a variety of art instruction with core classes to create a unique educational experience. Entrance testing is in place to fill all open positions. All applicants that register for enrollment during the advertised registration dates will be offered a testing session.

    • Testing dates are advertised each winter for the upcoming school year. Stay tuned to the T.S. Cooley website, local news media, and social media outlets for details.
    • Students testing for kindergarten must be five years of age by September 30, 2024. 
    • Testing takes place in March. All applicants are notified by the end of May if they will be offered a position.
    • Students that miss the testing registration deadline can add their name to a waiting list. An additional round of testing will take place in late July/early August in an attempt to fill any open positions.


    2024 - 2025 TESTING DATES

    March 1: FIFTH GRADE

    March 4: FOURTH GRADE

    March 5: THIRD GRADE

    March 6: SECOND GRADE

    March 7 & 8: FIRST GRADE

    March 12 - 26: KINDERGARTEN 

    *Sessions may fill up quickly. Additional testing dates will be added if necessary. All students that sign up during the advertised registration window will have the opportunity to test.*



    1. Students should arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of their test.
    2. Kindergarten students are tested in groups of 8 or less. Testing groups vary in size for first through fifth grade. 
    3. Students will enter the school at the COMMON STREET entrance. Parking is available in the car pick-up areas on Fall and Orange Streets. 
    4. Students will be screened upon arrival. Any student with fever or health concerns will be required to reschedule. 
    5. Parents/guardians are invited to wait in their vehicles while the test is being administered. Parents/guardians may leave. A return time will be shared with each testing group.
    6. All registered applicants will be tested by the end of April.
    7. Results will be sent out no later than May 6th.

    *Required documents for official school registration will be collected when an open position is offered. Required documents will include an original birth certificate and social security card, updated shot record and a final copy of the student report card. (Current CPSB students will not need to provide these documents.) Acceptance is dependent upon meeting all eligibility requirements. 

    Please review the documents linked below for eligibility requirements and specific testing information.