About Us

School Day Schedule:

7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Our Mission at Emmeline Cook Elementary School is to provide a caring learning environment which enables students to realize their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally.  Staff, parents, community and students will share equally in this child-centered responsibility.


Michael Ruhl

Important Information

Principal's Message

Welcome to Emmeline Cook Elementary School!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Emmeline Cook Elementary School we welcome students and family members to our little educational community.  My name is Michael Ruhl and I am very pleased to join the fantastic community of staff, parents and students here at Emmeline Cook.

This building has a dedicated staff to work with our students and the many caring families that are relying on us to provide the proper education for their child.  We look forward to getting to know each and every one of you during the course of the school year and hope you will have a chance to get involved in taking an active part in the strong traditions of this school.  We are dedicated to helping your child learn and achieve at the high academic standard that have been established at Emmeline Cook over the last sixty years of this building’s existence.

Throughout its history Emmeline Cook has earned a reputation for providing an excellent education to Oshkosh students. Though I am new to Emmeline Cook, it was easy to identify this building as a very welcoming place and a staff that will go out of its way to make sure every family feels welcome.  Learning at Emmeline Cook is truly a cooperative effort between parents, students, teachers and the community. Dedicated teachers and supportive parents make it possible to offer a variety of programs for students such as PTO Family Nights, Read-ins, PBIS support programs, After School Programs as well as a number of specialty programs that are available to help children with special learning needs.

It is our firm belief at Emmeline Cook that all successful education starts with adults at home. Nothing can be more powerful in student success than consistent cooperation between home and school.  Please take advantage of the many opportunities for your child and get involved in their education if time permits. We encourage you to volunteer, join the Emmeline Cook PTO, and attend as many school activities as time permits. 

If you have any questions about our school, a concern about your child, or a suggestion for how we can become and even better place for you and your family, please do not hesitate to call.  You can reach us by calling 424-0152 otherwise feel free to email me at michael.ruhl@oshkosh.k12.wi.us.  I look forward to continuing the strong learning that has taken place at Emmeline Cook over the last sixty years.  This is a great school and I know it will be a positive experience for your child.

Michael S. Ruhl

Principal, Emmeline Cook Elementary

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 280 (1/2017)
Grades: K through 5th grade
School Colors: Blue and Gold
School Mascot: Cougars

Title I Schoolwide

State Report Card

As part of the state accountability system, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin. The School Report Card, using multiple measures of student learning, is based on data primarily from the previous school year. Please see our school's latest DPI School Report Card below. 

To learn more about the Oshkosh Area School District’s overall score for the 2018-2019 school year, CLICK HERE

Emmeline Cook Elementary - 2018-19 School Report Card

First page of the PDF file: SRC_Public_E_Cook_Elementary_2018-19_17271-171451