School Details

David Cox Road Elementary

4215 David Cox Road, Charlotte, NC 28269
(980) 343-6540
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 846 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

55%
66%
61%
49%
62%
60%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
58%
54%
33%
56%
56%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
62%
56%
41%
55%
54%
45%
67%
64%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

David Cox Road Elementary is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of David Cox Road Elementary is Celeste Spears-Ellis, whose e-mail is p362@cms.k12.nc.us. 846 students go to David Cox Road Elementary and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 71% of the 846 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at David Cox Road Elementary is 16:1. Mallard Creek is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 72% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 5%
Asian 3% 5%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 11% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 32%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    We moved to Charlotte from Simpsonville SC. What a complete disappointment this school was. My son begged me to be home schooled. He was at David Cox for 3 weeks and I had to put him into private school. He had nothing good to say about the school the administration the teachers. I went to get him out of school and there was no security in the place. You rang the door bell and they buzzed you in. You could walk around the school and no one questioned your presences. I went straight to his classroom got him out. I stopped by the office to ask what I needed to do to sign him out of school and they just waved me away. That was the last straw. After seeing all the news reports of people just walking into schools and doing all sorts of unspeakable things to helpless kids you'd think some security would be in place. That wasn't the case for this school. When I withdrew him from the school they continued to call me for almost 3 weeks telling me that my child was absent from school. I called the school repeatedly to talk to someone about the phone messages. Til this day almost 3 months later they haven't called me back.

  • (3 years ago)

    David Cox is one of the best schools in the district. I'm so glad that my children go to this school. The teachers work so hard and thier focus is 100% on the children. Focusing on the EOG testing from the beginning of the school year really helped my children's test scores. The staff provides a warm and safe environment that I didn't feel there previous school. I'm looking forward to the next school year.

  • (4 years ago)

    David Cox is a wonderful school with a great environment conducive to learning. I wouldn't have my children be taught elsewhere.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has been at this school since kindergarten and she loves it!

  • (4 years ago)

    David Cox is a very great School.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids have shown tremendous improvement since going to David Cox.

  • (4 years ago)

    They are so friendly and family oriented.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the teachers that he has had so far and the activities provided for the families to attend.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great environment Great Principal!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    teachers are great with kids no bullying no racism friendly great atmosphere for kids to flourish with grades

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. Safe environment. The tfaculty are friendly and really seem to care about the kids education! PLease vote for David Cox!

  • (4 years ago)

    they really communicate with parents on how your child is doing and weekly classroom activities and PTA functions. My child really is excited with his teachers and lessons in reading and science and computer games .

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty and staff get along so well together. This helps to create a great learning environment for the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at David Cox are excellent. I love the communication between the teachers and the parents. In order for our children to get a great education we understand it takes both teachers and parents working together.

  • (4 years ago)

    spirit of students and teachers and parents

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe that my child is getting a good education.

  • (4 years ago)

    A wonderful school very much a family atmosphere. Teachers are all exceptional! We had a wonderful 1 and a half years at David Cox!! We miss the staff and school atmosphere very much.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love that my children ENJOY school. They have fun & learn at the same time!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are awesome and they are great with the kids!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and support staff - principal is the most involved I have ever seen

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