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David M Cox Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Great school! Wonderful staff and the Principle is very hands on and you can truly tell that she is invested in all of her students and her staff. My kids have been going here since Kindergarten and we have even thought about moving houses but I refuse to at the risk of my kids not being able to attend David M. Cox. So for now, we'll just stay put : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

We moved to Las Vegas from Atlanta last year. My son finished his elementary school time at David M. Cox in the 5th grade. From the beginning of registration to the end of school, we had all positive experiences. Athena in the front office is wonderful and a great resource. The teachers and staff we encountered were all professional and very good for my son. I think the only negative, but this is for all Las Vegas schools is the before/after car pool. In Atlanta, it was very structured and in Vegas it's a free for all. Kids are just everywhere and there's no organization at all. Again, not a fault of Cox E.S., but Vegas schools in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Great school, we love David M Cox, my son has learned so much just in the first year he has been there, the staff is always so friendly and so willing to help. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This is an amazing school. Such caring staff from the moment you walk in and meet Athena to the teacher who for third grade we had Mrs. Cole. The principal is always around and talking to the students and the caring environment is felt everywhere. Morning Milers club (walking club) gets kids moving and great lunches are served everyday. We came from a private school to Cox and we couldn't believe how well run this place is. Good job CUBS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

NOTHING TO ENVY FROM A PRIVATE SCHOOL. My child always was in a private setting (day care, preschool and kindergartner) and I hesitated on sending him to a public school, but we made the right decision. He is finishing 1st grade with Ms Testa and she is great, professional, educated, friendly and she challenges the kids all the time. The principal Ms Imboden is great and very involved with the kids and families, the administrative staff is friendly and very helpful. We as a parents are very involved on activities and we feel like a big family. This is a small/medium size school but I feel safe on living my kid there. The safe key program is wonderful and the staff is friendly and they help the kids with homework, they promote reading and keep them busy playing outside or indoors. We are proud of being part of this amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

Outstanding school...New principal this year but she seems to be ready to take on the challenge. Great PTA, teachers, students, and office staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2011

David M. Cox is the hidden gem of Green Valley. The teachers and staff are extremely involed and the PTA is amazing! My children have so much Cox Cub pride, they are truly at home and safe at this school. The education is great and the principal and staff truly care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2010

We love this school! It is very educated, fun, and silly. The teachers are the best!


Posted August 11, 2010

I absolutely love this school. The teachers and Mr. Westendorf (principle) are excellent. I feel that my son is completely safe. He had Ms. Popeck for Kindergarten and she is absolutely amazing with the kids. I look forward to this school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

My grandchildren have attended this school since 1st grade and they are doing wonderfully well in their academics. The teachers and staff are very dedicated and seem to enjoy what they are doing. My grandchildren love going to school and that makes me very happy. Both of them have been on the a honor roll through all of their grades so far.


Posted May 25, 2008

This school is a safe school. I just wish they would take more field trips because I think the students the students get bored easily. So I think if they take three field trips per year they won't be bored that much. My student is in the third grade. She is in Mrs.Beatty's class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

the school lunch is the worst i've seen. they serve pizza or a version of pizza about 3 out 5 days and it usually comes out of a bag, as does most everything else served there. not much for nutrition at this school. i don't think anything is prepared in this kitchen aside from opening the baggie it was warmed up in. no wonder why kids are so over weight these days! the rest of the school i love, my kids have great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

I really like Cox Elementary and the efforts of most of the teachers. I am concerned at times that they do not challenge the children enough. It is not enough to me that they can score well on tests. How about thinking 'outside of the box?' The computer lab is somewhat outdated and its use seems to focus on the older children more. Computers are an integral part in our current and future lives. The hard work of the staff and teachers is not overlooked however. In fact, it is very much appreciated. Also, important to mention, that I feel my child is safe there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

My youngest son is a current student at David M. Cox elementary school. He is entering 5th grade and has attended David M. Cox for the past 3 years. My oldest daughter, who is a University graduate and now professionally employed, also attended David M. Cox elementary school. I am very pleased with the quality of education my children have received. I have always found the teachers & administration to be concerned and attentive to the children's and parent's needs. My son's IOWA test scores have been outstanding! The involvement of parents in my son's class has always been high. The administration hosts parent breakfasts where parents can share their opinions and suggestions. The school offers a gifted and talented education program (GATE) as well as music, art, humanities and computer science for the children. Extra activities are not well funding in the Clark County School district but Henderson Parks and Rec has outstanding opportunities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

Cox is a wonderful school but there isn't a lot of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

My son has been at Cox since 2nd grade and my daughter since kindergarten. My children like Humanities because they can create skits. My son has improved in writing with the help of teachers and Humanities class. My son enjoys participating in P.E. programs at lunch recess (basketball and kick ball). The kindergarten and first grade teacher make a great team by sharing ideas and focusing on the children having positive first experiences. The teachers welcome you in the room. The office staff are friendly and eager to help you. There is parent involvement. I wish that the teacher, parents, and students do more for Multicultural Week. Safety and reading are high priority at Cox.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

It is a great school, with lots of dedicated teachers. For some reason, the quality of education was going down a little in the past few years. The good news is that the school now have a new principal, and she is focused on education, that is a good sign for the school. I see David M. Cox is on an up trend now. John Wang
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian93%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian89%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch87%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch74%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 37%
Hispanic 22% 40%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Black 5% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Henderson, NV 89074
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