Cooley Elementary is an educational institution that offers a range of academic programs. The school serves students in kindergarten through grade five. It provides classes in various subjects, such as music, art and physical education. The school operates a parent-teacher organization that organizes fundraising events. It additionally publishes a newsletter. The school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Cooley Elementary is governed by the Waterford School District, which serves more than 11,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. The Waterford School District operates over 15 educational facilities. The district maintains instruction, human resources and business services departments.