George Lucas Educational Foundation
Schools That Work

Cochrane Collegiate Academy

Public, Urban
Grades 6-8
Charlotte, NC
  • Education Equity
    Once the eighth lowest-performing middle school in the state, Cochrane Collegiate reversed course and is swiftly raising student achievement by investing in research-based teaching strategies, enhancing teacher excellence, and fostering strong relationships.
  • Education Equity
    Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices.
  • Education Equity
    The students at a previously failing school have made big gains since all of their teachers started using these strategies every day.
  • 6-8 Middle School
    Classroom strategies backed by research and ongoing teacher development have helped narrow the achievement gap at this Title I school.
  • Teacher Development
    At Cochrane Collegiate Academy, teachers credit their principal with helping them continually improve their practice through effective PD, ongoing support, and mutual trust.
  • Student Engagement
    Educators from Cochrane Collegiate Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.