Dr. Joi Williams

Assistant Principal:
  Mr. Gabe Hammock

Assistant Principal: 
  Mrs. Paula Simmons

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: 
   Mr. Paul Dobson  

Instructional Coach: 
   Mr. Kip McLeod

CTAE Director:
   Mr. Richard Herrin

School's Web Master
   Mrs. Jenny Pitts 

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

   Cook High School
   9900 Highway 37
   Adel, GA 31620


Phone Listings:

   Main Phone:    (229) 896-2213
   Fax:(229) 896-3423
   CTAE Dept: (229) 896-3939
   Athletic Dept: (229) 896-3612

History of Cook High School

Cook County was established in 1919 from a part of Berrien County. On February 4th of the same year, the first meeting of the Cook County Board of Education was held. At that time Sparks and Adel both were independent school systems. The only high schools then were in Sparks and Adel. The Cook County school board paid the Adel school system for "country children coming to school in town."

On March 8, 1927, Adel and Sparks voted out the independent school systems and became the Sparks-Adel Consolidated School District. Sparks-Adel High School opened on February 20, 1928. It offered grades 8-11 for nine months of the school year.

In 1928 the Adel Colored School, which had been in existence before the formation of Cook County, was officially called the Adel High and Industrial School. One year later its name was changed to Sparks-Adel High and Industrial School. It offered classes in grades 1-11. In 1937 its name was again changed, this time to Cook County Training School. Finally, in 1969, the name was changed to Cook County High and Elementary School.

Sparks-Adel High School became Cook County High School on April 20, 1949. Thirty-four days later it was changed to Cook High School. There have been renovations and additions, yet the site and the name have remained the same since.
Starting in the 1952-1953 school year, both schools opted for completion of the 12th grade for graduation. 1965 was the first year of partial integration with 8 black students opting to attend Cook High School and Cook County's freedom of choice. A year later two black teachers were employed at Cook High School.

The first elected board of education for Cook County met on January 7, 1969. The beginning of the 1970 school term marked the end of segregation in public schools in Cook County. Cook High School become the only public school in the county which housed grades 9-12. Cook County Training Center became Cook Junior High School and then Cook Middle School.

Cook High School moved into its current, state of the art campus on Highway 37 in the fall of 2009.

We Believe:

  • Student learning is the chief priority of our school and will be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.
  • All students can learn. They learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
  • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • A student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
  • Cultural awareness increases the understanding of students and staff of the differences and commonalities among people.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become self-directed, lifelong learners.

New Student Registration Requirements

  • A new student MUST be registered by his/her primary custodial parent (in cases of divorce) or legal guardian. A Power of Attorney is not acceptable. You MUST provide legal documentation.
  • Birth Certificate (must be a certified copy)
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Form 3231
  • Ear, Eye, Dental, and Nutrition Form 3300
  • Proof of Residence (Current water bill, light bill, or lease agreement)
    • Address Verification Form (If the Proof of Residence is NOT in you or your spouse’s name, a Notarized Letter for Proof of Residence must be completed by the parent and owner or lessee.)
  • Special Education Records (IEP, SST, 504, Gifted)
  • Previous school’s attendance report
  • Previous school’s discipline report
  • Previous school’s transcript of earned credits and grades
  • Previous school’s withdrawal form

CHS Nondiscrimination Information

The Cook County School System offers career and technical education programs at Cook High and Cook Middle Schools. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and further education and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers.

All career and technical education programs follow the Cook County Schools policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation. For information about the programs contact Richard Herrin, CTAE Director 9900 Hwy 37, Adel, GA 31620,, 229-896-3939. Inquiries about nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Dr. Tim Dixon, Cook County Schools, 1109 N. Parrish Ave, Adel, GA 31629 229-896-2294.