Students enrolled 846
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School leader Celeste Spears-Ellis
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District Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
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4215 David Cox Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

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(980) 343-6540
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5 stars
Based on 68 ratings

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July 27, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
David Cox is a wonderful school, with a great environment conducive to learning. I wouldn't have my children be taught elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
My daughter has been at this school since kindergarten and she loves it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
David Cox is a very great School.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
My kids have shown tremendous improvement since going to David Cox.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
They are so friendly and family oriented.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
Great environment, Great Principal!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
I love the teachers that he has had so far and the activities provided for the families to attend.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2010
teachers are great with kids,no bullying,no racism,friendly,great atmosphere for kids to flourish with grades

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
Great school. Safe environment. The tfaculty are friendly and really seem to care about the kids education! PLease vote for David Cox!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2010
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 .

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2010
The faculty and staff get along so well together. This helps to create a great learning environment for the students.

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2010
spirit of students and teachers and parents

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
I believe that my child is getting a good education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
I love that my children ENJOY school. They have fun & learn at the same time!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2010
Excellent teachers and support staff - principal is the most involved I have ever seen

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2010
The teachers are awesome and they are great with the kids!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2010
we love dce because of the great learning enviriment.there are great staff there & they make learning esier for our kids.it is easy for parents to contact the teachers . DCE is a great nieghborhood school with a mix of all kids that love to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
I love David Cox because the teachers that I have been fortunate enough to meet thus far are very caring. It is evident that the children come first. There is a genuine interest in the success of the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
I like it so much!! It's a really good school!!! Good teachers!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
Great teachers for children with special needs.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 28, 2010
nice environment, teachers are nice

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
Wonderful teachers and staff that are always ready to help!!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
They have an open policy to educating our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2010
The teaching staff is innovative and has a zest for teaching. They are concerned for continuing to foster a zeal for learing in the children. The staff is open and receptive to newcomers to the school community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2010
I love, love David Cox because it's a Community School that seeks to involve parents in every aspect of their child's learning experience. The school enviornment is condusive to learning. The teachers and principal make you feel as though they have your child's best interest at heart. And my girls look forward to going to David Cox everyday-- what more can I say?

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2010
The teachers & Staff are friendly to newcomers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2010
I love David Cox Road Elementary, because the teachers work hard to meet each & every child's academic growth and they provide a variety of learning opportunities that present challenge and fun learning. The teachers gain experience through a variety of hands on activities and stimulated learning and they are provided continuous learning tools and onsite training as well as workshops to help them to further enhance their teaching skills. Each year there is always something new, which makes learning fun & exciting for our kids. Our children enjoy David Cox.........

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
I am very pleased with the communication from the school. We get newsletters from the teachers, emails about special projects, and recorded messages.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
Caring teachers and patient staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
It is a well diverse school with a principal and teachers who care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
I love David Cox, because of the sincere dedication of my child's teacher.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
teachers are really good. staff is really good

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
It is a wonderful learning place for children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
GREAT COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
The staff as a whole are wonderful. They truly love the children and do everything they can to help my child learn and be the best he can be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
It is a wounderful place to work.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 21, 2010
David Cox is a family that consists of students, parents, teachers, and the community. It has always had a great reputation for being "one of the best".

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
Such a caring and amazing place to work!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 21, 2010
David Cox is great school that puts the students first!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 21, 2010
We love the staff at David Cox and the fact that they care so much about our kids. Pretty rockin' principal too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
The staff works hard to make it a wonderful learning community for all students.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 21, 2010
I love the community and sense of family at David Cox. My children attended school here and teachers still celebrate their accomplishments, even though they are now in high school. Our staff cares about all of our students and wants each child to succeed. Our school is great!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 21, 2010
We love the teachers and their cariness for our children's educational successes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2010
Our staff is one big family... working together as a team to do what's in the best interest of our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
Terrific teachers, charismatic principal, exceptional parent involvement and fantastic spirit among the students. Go David Cox Elementary!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
The teachers, the staff the students are all amazing!!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 03, 2009
I love David Cox because the staff is always nice & both teachers my daughter has had, have been wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
The teachers are excellent, the principle is real hands on with all the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
I love the staff and administration at David Cox. David Cox rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
I love David Cos Road Elementary School because our daughter is getting a great education there that is due to the wonderful teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
The teachers are wonderful they acually care and bend over backwards to help the kids suceed, I have three kids that have attended their of various ages. I would'nt let them go to any other school. Thank you David Cox....

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
The staff seem to care about the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2009
I love to see all the exciting activities tied into learning at David Cox

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2009
My child has been at DCRE for K and 1st grade. I love it! The classrooms have been very structured and so are the teachers. When my child had an issue once on the bus, he told his teacher and she sent him (my 1st grader) to handle it. She sent him to the principal to report it, then together, they went to the other child's classroom. It teaches him to be proactive in handling issues and gives him the self-confidence that he could do it. Way to go DCRE!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
My son loves his teacher and school so much this year that he is voluntarily performing extra credit assignments!! Very pleased w/ DCRE teachers and leadership team!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
David Cox's elementary breeds bright and educated students

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2009
David Cox is a great place to work! Excellent colleagues and administration...always doing what's best for kids!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 20, 2009
I now have two children at David Cox and I can honestly say that I am completely happy with our experience. The teachers go out of their way to keep the children healthy, happy and SAFE. The administrators are pleasant and and always helpful. The principal, Chuck Nusinov, is amazing. I have never seen a better principal. He is completely engaged and outwardly loves his job. We are all very fortunate to have such an amazing staff educating and caring for our children. I couldn't ask for a better elementary school experience for our boys.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
The staff was great dealing with both of my children. David Cox was an extended family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
David Cox is an awesome environment. Not only is the school great, but the teachers and staff are wonderful. They have a great communication system in place, and communicating with my childs teacher has never been easy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Two words......Chuck Nusinov. Mr. Nusinov is hands-down the best principle I've seen in my 31 years on the planet. It is very obvious from talking to him even once that he truly loves what he does, and is always looking out for his children. I have personally seen his discipline methods, and he is appropriately firm as needed, yet very loving. Also, he seems to inspire the same in the majority of teachers in the school. Class A all the way!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I enjoy working with the school as one of the community connections. The leadership is top notch!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2009
David Cox has always been a proud part of the Davisa Lake community and surrounding area.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2009
My daughter came to David Cox this year as a 5th grader. She loves it. Her teacher is very informative and helpful. My daughter is thriving and I really love the friendly atmosphere there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
Teachers are the best... we just need more money!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
My daughter absolutely loves David Cox and the teachers there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
Best teachers and a well rounded school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
The staff is the greatest, everyone is like family

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
They are so friendly. They always have fun things planned for the kids to do. They make a real effort and go out of their way to ensure learning happens and that it is a fun and safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
This is a wonderful school with teacher's go beyond what there job title is The teachers at David Cox Elementary do not say thats not my job you will find them talking to kids parents picking up trash mopping floor etc This is a wonderful school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
A dream school come true! Dedicated staff and teachers. Special magical place to be!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
It's one of the first schools my son has ever felt at home at. It has a great community feel, and all of the parents seem to be very active participants in the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I am a parent of a child how attends David Cox Elementary School, there is not better school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Because it is a friendly place for children to learn and for teachers to teach.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
The entire Administration is WONDERFUL!!! They work really hard to keep us informed!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
I have two children at David Cox Elementary. The teachers have always made themselves very accessible to meet to discuss my children's progress. I can email the teacher's during the school day and receive a response within hours, a detailed response. The principal is by far the best principal I have ever come in contact with. You will always see him engaged all over the school: outside with the students, in the halls, always smiling and always willing to take time to speak with the students and parents. A+

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
I love my school becuase the staff members are hard working, never gives up on you, fair, and nice!

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2009
i like it because it a very good school and have nice kids and good teachers

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2009
The teachers, principal, and office staff are friendly and concerned about the students in the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Great school, great kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
My child attends DC and he is currently in first grade. During my wife's recent illness, Mrs.Arrington ans staff members gave great support and Mrs.Arrington was very understanding with helping our child cope and showing flexibility with our son. My wife was also a former employee at DC and she had become a regular sub at the school. She loves DC and is always willing to hep out as needed. Mr.Nusinov and admin staff work great together, organizing programs and events for all the students and seeing to it that each child's needs are met. We have enjoyed being a part of this school and hope it continues to have great success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
For it's welcoming, kid-friendly environment. It's obvious that teachers and staff love working there!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I like David Cox Elementary School becuase it is a fun, enviornental, clean, safe school. Welcome to grades K-5.

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2009
It's a great place to work and I send my own child there. She loves to come to school everyday! Alos, our prinicpal cares about students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
My daughter loves her school. Every day she comes home and brags about how this is the best school ever ! I love how she comes home so happy to tell me about stuff that happend at school.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
They have great teachers!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
My daughter loves going to David Cox - she is so excited every morning to see her teacher Mrs. Peek and her friends. The David Cox family have always been so very nice to our daughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
My granddaughter just started Kindergarten and she loves her teachers and her school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 01, 2009
it's @we$0me the teachers are nice and best of all is field day

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
one of the best schools to attend in Charlotte. The care and professionalism of each staff member exceed expectations.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
I love David Cox because my child came from another school that the structure was new, but the children has no resources, teachers and etc...she luckily had a kindergarten teacher that loved kids but the school morale and all was low...@ David Cox we are blessed with people who love each other and want all of the children to excel not just a particular race...this school is awesome, even though i work in deep south charlotte, i will continue to keep my child there until she finishes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
they are nicer than nice. dont jugde us by the way we look

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 01, 2009
Best multicultural school in Charlotte!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
because it s the first elementary school to my daughter in this country, and it s gonna be a good experience for us.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
David Cox is a warm friendly school where students grow and learn every day!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
David cox is a really great school i made safty patrol they have gret teachers they make learning fun they have great teachers and i think that we have the best art teacher in the world david cox is a really great school

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2009
The principal and his staff are all so awesome! They really care about your child and their development! They are always so friendly and helpful in any way that's possible and I am always appreciative of that. Keep it up team! You Rock!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
I love David Cox, because they have the best principal barnone, the office treats you with respect and the teachers rock. They genuinely care about the children and their education is taken seriously.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
It's a wonderful school!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 28, 2009
I love the wonderful cohesiveness of the staff, parents, administration and students. Everyone is so supportive of one another and desires to work toward the best interest of the student body. It's wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
Super school with a super staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
Delivers a great education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
David Cox Road Elementary is a great school because we are a family. Its a family school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
This is a great school with great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
We love david Cox Rd because they give good education to our kids we being David Cox family since 7 years ago and we love the staff members

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
I have volunteered at this school and the Teachers are great to work with. Several of my friends children have attended David Cox and have praised of their accomplishments

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2009
The staff is so wonderful to my children and me!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
David Cox has wonderful staff and administrators.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
I love the staff and my child real enjoys the staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
My grandson loves the staff and thats why I love the staff and school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
Wonderful staff to work with

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I love David Cox, for their passion for community and family. They are always ready, willing and able. They are always pleasant, service oriented. Their first and foremost focus is for the safety and, happiness and well-being of the student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Great Teachers and other staff!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
It is a great school with terrific teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
My Grandaughter Danielle really loves teachers and has exceled with the attention she has received

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 22, 2009
great teachers, great kids

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2009
The teachers and staff are wonderful!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
David Cox is a great school because of the Teachers and staff. Oh don't forget about Mr. Nusinov.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
I love David Cox because the teachers at the school truly care about our children. They truly want to see our kids succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
David Cox is an excellent school. The best thing for us is that our daughter is very happy and learning lots of things from school. They have a good curriculum for students and experienced teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The people - when all is said and done, it's the teachers and parents who make this such a great school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
Great school lead by a wonderfully child focussed principal, Mr. Chuck Nusinov, who is an amazing communicator. He is committed to students, honest and up front with parents and is not afraid to address difficult situations. He does not hide behind his position and avoid parents because of difficult issues. He meets them head on, addresses them and moves on without malice or negative fallouts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
We are a school that actually cares about Community!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
David Cox Elementary has great teachers who are energized, patient and care about their students. Every day is a mission to our kids leadership, respect and global accademics. We're very proud of them.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The teachers are the greatest!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
David Cox Elementary School is a fun, nurturing environment that promotes the individual welfare of each student. The school builds on the positive aspects of parent and community involvement and it just feels like 'family'.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
David Cox Road Elementary is the best school, because we have wonderful administration, staff and students!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
My family and I love David Cox Road Elementary School because it has an awesome administration, staff and principal. They care about the well-being of the kids and they strive on excellence regarding academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Great school with caring teachers that work closely with parents to ensure that students receive the best learning experience possible. The school addresses the individual needs of "special needs" students and provide the resources necessary to help them to meet their individual goals and perform at or above their grade level.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
A Safe School with Great Teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
great teachers and office staff. Wonderful pick up and drop off program.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Students and teachers are happy and engaged at this school. The entire staff, from principal to teachers, strive to make the education for students challenging and exciting. They respect individual differences in the students and strive to meet their unique needs.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
I am a lucky teacher who works at David Cox Road Elementary. I have taught for 32 years, so I think that qualifies me to say that this is the Best School in the USA! We have a wonderful, caring staff that is like a family to children and to each other. Go Dolphins!

- submitted by a teacher
September 21, 2009
A very good school, doing very good work educating our youth.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
They truly care about all the children and work really hard to prepare them for the future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
They have the most dedicated and caring teachers in the whole world - the kind that believe in and support each and every one of their students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My son had an awesome experience there. Ms. Altemus is the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Our school uses its diversity for the betterment of the students through cultural programs and acceptance for all types of backgrounds.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Great teachers and after school program!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
the most amazing heartfelt teachers go there, so the students will possitively grow up to the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
David Cox Road Elementary School ...has the best teachers for childeren of all age

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love David Cox Elementary. The staff is excellent and our children are receiving an excllent education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I am a student teacher at David Cox Rd. and I love it. The kids, staff, and leadership are great!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
I love how excited my daughter is at the end of her day when I ask her how her day was and what she learned that day. We read to our children every night so having her pick different books to read each day at school has her even more excited about learning to read.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The faculty and staff are wonderful. A pleasure to be around.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2009
I love David Cox because it is a wonderful place to work and my children have done well at David Cox. The staff are excellent and care about the students and other staff members.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 20, 2009
My daughter is in first grade at David Cox Elementary. I am blown away by how much the teachers care about the students. She loves her teachers, class and school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I love David Cox Road Elementary because of the educational and life lessons my daughter is learning. The environment is caring, community focused and embraces all people. My daughter has thrived educationally and made some great friends along the way.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
The teachers and staff are very friendly and enthused about what they do. My daughter loves going to school everyday and she loves her teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
The administration is awesome, the staff is excellent, the PTA is incredible and our parents and students are terrific!

- submitted by a teacher
September 20, 2009
Very caring administrators and teachers. I can see this will be a rewarding year for my grandchildren.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Just recently moved from David Cox and miss it greatly. The staff there are amazing. I love and miss being part of the David Cox family!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
David Cox has helped my grandchildren love school and love learning. The teachers have made mu grandchildren feel special and overcome obstacles to learning.

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2009
David Cox is the best. The administration is second to none. Great teachers come to this school and stay here because of the administration. Teachers are dedicated and professional. The office staff is the friendliest around. Our aides are knowledgeable and caring.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 19, 2009
The theme of family throughout all these accolades regarding David Cox could not be more true! We feel blessed to have such a dedicated staff taking care of our daughter. We know she is in good hands and that they love her as much as we do. Family says it all about David Cox!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
I love David Cox because the administration cares about the teachers,students and parents, the teachers care about the adminstration, students and parents and the parents care about the administration, teachers and students. It is an amazing place where students receive what they need academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
This school has the best teachers I have ever encountered.

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2009
Awesome 2nd grade teacher!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
David Cox Rocks because teachers respect students and students respect learning.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
My child is having a wonderful experience both academically and socially. She comes home excited about what she has learned and looks forward to the homework assignments. In addition, the school is partnered with The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and provides a real world environment for Education majors to work in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
David Cox Road Elementary is more than just a school, it is a family of people working toward the same goal, educating children.

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2009
I love the community at David Cox. From the top down the emphasis and focus is on the school community and inter-connectedness of each person at the school, the families, and the learning. It is very interdisciplinary and it wonderful to me.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The teachers are the absolute best!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
David Cox Elementary School will always hold a special place in my heart because my twins received speech therapy services there, and it was where I completed my year long assignment while obtaining my degree in elementary education. As a parent, and as a teacher, I witnessed first hand that the teachers and administrative staff at David Cox Elementary work hard each day to do the best they can for the students with the resources and materials available. For them, it is all about the kids. And, THAT makes David Cox Elementary School a great school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 18, 2009
I so far love David Cox Elem. This is the firdt year that my children are going to this school and I'm pleased with not having to worry about anything dealing with the care and education of my kids. They have some of the best teachers. So far I rate this school as the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Great community school with a caring staff and teachers. We love David Cox Elementary

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Great teachers. Especially in the 4th grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
They have the best staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
David Cox really rocks!!!! multi dimensional awesome teaching...loving caring professional!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
We have been at David Cox Road Elementary School since 2003 when our first son entered into Kindergarten. He just recently transitioned to middle school and our younger son is still at David Cox as a 4th grader. In all the years that we have been at David Cox, our experience there has been nothing short of fabulous! In the years that we have been there, the staff turnover has been extremely low - which says a great deal about the administration for the school itself. We have been through many transitions while at David Cox, including multiple school boundary change proposals as well as a change in the principal from Kathy Elling to Chuck Nusinov. Both principals have done a terrific job and continue to foster and retain outstanding teachers. The Basic School philosophy, that David Cox Road Elementary was based on - is true to form given the 'community' of students, parents, staff and administration - who for the years that we have been there, continue to work together every day. The school's community works on everything from budgets, helping in the individual classrooms, special school programs, rallying support of each other when needed - the list goes on. I talk with other parents throughout our school district and I know that our school is the best in all of Mecklenburg County. Where else can you find a principal who is as involved with the kids, as Chuck Nusinov? I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone like him anywhere else in the country. When the school has a dance - Chuck is right there on the floor with the kids, leading the line dances - I'm not sure who loves it more - the kids or the parents! What Kathy Elling started, Chuck Nusinov continues - David Cox has been blessed with the best of everything. Go Dolphins!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Love the teachers, love the principal, love the students!! I work on the PTA and have had 3 kids there. It's a fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I have four children who atends David Cox, and they come home everyday saying how they enjoy their school. Whenever I visit the school I am greeted with respect and a smile.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The Principal, Staff, & Teachers are really awesome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
David Cox is an amazing place to teach. Everyone is positive, collaborates, and does what is best for kids! Teachers go above and beyond what is expected of them and we have the best principal! Not to mention the amazing PTA!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
My daughter has attended David Cox since kindergarten and my wife is a teacher there. Every time I go to David Cox people are friendly and welcoming. My daughter and wife both love their school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
David Cox has the greatest teachers and a wonderful group of dedicated parents. My son has received phenomenal services with amazing special ed teachers and classroom teachers - truly remarkable staff who genuinely care about their students and want to partner with parents to create a successful learning environment. Plus, David Cox just plain rocks.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Thrilled with the abilities of the staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Great School and great teachers!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The administration and staff at this school is amazing. It's a perfect school family for both parents, students, and staff. I love working here, and couldn't imagine ever working anywhere else!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
After working at a couple of schools in CMS...David Cox, by far is the BEST place to work. We truly are a family. Not only with the staff but with parents and students as well. The door is always open for parents and visitors. The climate of the school is warm and inviting and people here are caring and wonderful. I am truly blessed to work in such a wonderful place!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The students at David Cox Road are the sweetest and most loving students you will ever meet. David Cox staff takes you right in as family and helps you learn anything you need to be able to teach. I love this schools students and faculty! LETS GO DOLPHINS!

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
David Cox Elementary is the best! The students, staff, and parents are a true family. All work together collaboratively to help reach academic goals. We work with the community as well. Our school is partnered with The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. We provide a real world environment for Education majors and Student Teachers to work in. We Love David Cox Elementary!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
I love David Cox school because we are as close to being a family as you can get. I am a secretary here and have been here for 15 years. The staff, students and parents, along with an amazing PTA teach, guide, nurture and support each other in all areas. It is a safe, caring place where students and staff feel loved and appreciated. The administration is always available to talk to and work with. They encourage us to be our best and to bring out the best in 'our' children. Each individual here is valued and appreciated. I honestly can't think of a better place to work, or better people to spend my days with. David Cox rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
David Cox Elementary is a very unique school. We are not only involved with our students, but we also reach out to a great community, and they reach back. There is a love between the two that can not be explained. David Cox to me is definitely a five star school and as we say here, 'DAVID COX ROCKS.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Both of my children we able to attend David Cox beginning in kindergarten and graduating in 5th grade. They had a wonderful experience both academically and socially. Now, I am a EC teacher's assist. and can honestly say I really enjoy my job. The staff and the children are very special.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
I love my school because it is such a unique combination of teachers and students who model true educational community. The atmospher is warm and welcoming to all who enter its doors, and the partnership with the community at large is second to none!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The lines of communication are very open for the parent of a new kindergarten student. I love the staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
David Cox is the best because it is a diverse community and education is #1! My kids are excited to go everyday because there is always a fun activity that is educational going on. The school atmosphere is nice and in a great/established community

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I love David Cox Rd. Elementary because the staff really cares about the students. Everyday is an exciting day where the students always come first...David Cox ROCKS!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
I love the environment and the opportunities that David Cox has to offer to it's students and staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
I love David Cox School because we have the best principal in the district. Having the best principal means that great teachers come here and stay here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I have been teaching at David Cox for over 16 years in my career of 32 years. David Cox has built a great community of parents, students, and staff that works together for the common good of all children. Staff members feel fortunate to work in an environment where they are treated like professionals and have a say in the direction of the school. Our administration leads by respecting all members of the community and they 'roll up their sleeves' to work right along with the rest of us. Every year we work very hard to help kids become better readers, writers, and math thinkers so they can succeed in life.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
David Cox is the best school around. All the faculty are wonderful!! The students are sweet and smart!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
I am currently a student teacher at David Cox and I absolutely love working there! I attended Elementary school there as well, and ever since this I have been a huge fan of this school. The staff is so willing to go above and beyond for the needs of the children and parents of David Cox.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I love David cox rd elementary school.All the faculty are wonderful! Its a perfect school.DAVID COX ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
They really love the kids and are serious about helping them They make them feel secure and important. The teachers and staff do more for the students than any other school. You can tell they love their job.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
It is a positive and inspiring place for students to come and learn. The support and family like setting David Cox provides to both staff and families is unlike any other school in the nation!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
At David Cox teachers are empowered to do what's best for children. We have a strong community of teachers, parents and students who learn together through collaboration, cross-curriculum integration and celebration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The staff works together as a family. My children are given great oppurtunities

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My children feel secure at school. They know the staff is there to help them learn what they need.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
excellent educational service and very neat environment...friendly teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It has been wonderful school system. With an open-minded staff that seems to focus on, not only the well-being and education of the children but a fun group of staffers as well. Let's keep it that way! ;)

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
From the moment you walk in David Cox Road Elementary you know that you have entered an upbeat, positive, learning environment. Enthusiastic teachers, staff, and students fill the building. A look inside any classroom will reveal cooperation, team work, and collaboration as young learners strive to be their best. Teachers act as facilitators in the journey students take in achieving goals and developing responsibility of their own learning. David Cox is unique in its collaboration with UNC Charlotte. I am one of the lucky student teachers that have become a part of the David Cox learning community. The emphasis on using data to drive instruction and meeting the needs of all students while establishing an atmosphere conducive to learning makes David Cox one of a kind.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
David Cox has such a warm and friendly atmosphere. The teachers go way above & beyond to help the children. It is truly a family! David Cox Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The attentiveness of the principal, teachers and admin that always put the students first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great teachers and so much more. I am so happy my daughter goes to David Cox

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Loving the friendliness from everyone in the school. We were new to Charlotte and they passionately welcomed us with open arms making us feel right at home.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 09, 2008
My son has attended David Cox for the past 4 years. He has such a great experience here. The staff is wonderful and ready to help! The parents are a great volunteer resource here as well. It has been a great school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2008
My daughter transferred during the middle of the school year (kindergarten) and although her teacher's were nice, I was disappointed with what they were teaching my child. She learned much more at her previous school and I felt she was 'set back' at David Cox. At her old school she was reading and writing stories, at David Cox, the class work was color by number and writing full pages of 'G''s or 'Z's or whatever the alphabet letter of the day happend to be. Overall, I was not pleased with the school. The office staff was horrible as well. They never knew what was going on in the school; they were clueless. The PTA was even worse. I called and left messages with the President. I even wrote email's and never got a response. Finally after 3 months of trying to contact them, I gave up. Some PTA; what a joke!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2007
The principal and vice principals are what make this school amazing. Being that North Carolina does not have a union, having great administration is vital. In other states, a teacher might stay even if the principal wasn't that great. NOT in a state with no union. Your livelihood depends on it. Teachers fight to get into David Cox. From what I have heard, teachers fight to leave other schools. All it takes is a trip downtown to the administration building or go to a teacher training to hear the admiration of this school by all. It is the teacher that makes your child have a good year and all the teachers want to be here. I have never worked with more quality people who live to collaborate with each other.

- submitted by a teacher
September 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
My son, a physically handicapped student, has attended David Cox for 2 years. Due to the severity of my son's physical limitations, a number of services are required in order to accommodate his needs within his school environment. I have found Ms. Elling to be very proactive and supportive in making sure that those special needs were met. I have also found Ms. Elling to be very responsive when issues need to be addressed. My son's second grade teacher expected my son to perform to his fullest potential academically. This consistent level of expectation by the teacher resulted in my son having an extraordinarily successful year. David Cox staff members have welcomed my son since the day he rolled into the school and they have my sincere thanks. I look forward to my second and third child experiencing the same high quality of care and education found at David Cox.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
We have had all 3 of our boys attend David Cox. Our children have had receptive, hard working and dedicated teachers. In fact, there was nothing that I could not work out with their teachers. If I needed to express concern, they were receptive. The school has its challenges. Increased student population and more minority students, teachers striving for on grade level for many. Parent involvement and family support is key and D.C. has very dedicated families. Our boys liked their school/teachers. My young boy needs more academic challenge and the TD program helps with this need. Math superstar program is taught in each grade to challenge and stretch their math skills. Teachers are challenged to help students at a range of levels. Some kids need more challenging work and some need the basics. D.C. has low teacher turnover and they (with parents)have kept this neighborhood school a good choice.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2005
This is my son's home school and I refused to send him for kindergarten. The previous principal, Joy Warner, was fantastic! We moved to a local neighborhood at that time since we heard wonderful things about the school then. Now, caucasians are the minority ethnic group, the principal is too busy to attend to teacher/parent needs, the kids are treated like prisoners marched up and down the halls, and worst of all, the school teaches for the EOG's rather than teaching children. Highly disappointed in all of CMS schools but particulary this one and Mallard Creek Elementary. I would suggest moving to another area or going private if you want your child to receive a decent education.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2005
My daughter started first grade at this school and I had an issue with her teacher. When I called the Principal Mrs. Elling and requested her assistance she was extremely rude. She all but called me a liar. I am not happy with this school at all. Next year I plan to transfer my daughter to a school that will be more sensitive to her needs!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2004
I have two sons at David Cox. I am very pleased with the principal, teachers (atleast the ones my children have been assigned to), safety issues, being informed on any changes, etc. When I have ever had a concern, the principal and vice principal have addressed and eased any concerns I have had. I wish David Cox could be a middle and high school! I would make sure my kids were there! I would recommend this school. I like the mix of people. One teacher caught a speech concern with one of kids and was tested (with my approval) and was in a speech class a week later. My son didn't fall behind with going to the speech classes and is on track with everyone else. Thanks for the effort!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
I have two children attending David Cox, and I've been very pleased with not only the teachers but the administration as well. The school is very community oriented, and has a very good learning environment

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2004
The staff at this school is outstanding. My son's 1st grade teacher Mrs. Eagleburger is an excellent teacher, it was her first year at David Cox and she did everything that she could possibly do to help my son. She gave him extra help when he needed it and worked with him one on one when she had the time. The staff at this school is wonderful. They had meetings with me several times to get my son on the right track. All procedures were followed to ensure that my son got all the proper help that he needed. He was diagnosed as A.D.H.D and will be in special classes to ensure that he is helped with his learning in math and english. I recommend this school to all children. The staff and the environment is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2004
This school has done a change that is unbelievable. This shcool has really disappointed me. When we first attended this school it was up and coming. The principal (who has transferred) was the best. The principal at this time do not posess the leadership needed to run the school the way it should be run. There are times that I feel like we are trying to get membership in a country club. I believe in education for all people, regardless to race. My husband applied for a position on the PTA. A position that would allow him to reach the minority to get them involved in the school and in their children lives. We are very involved in our children education but this year has been the worst for us. We don't believe that we will return next school year (we will have to see a drastic change). We hope that the leadership will grow that the children will get what they are deserving of. Be Blessed, Mrs. Malloy

- submitted by a parent
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David Cox Road Elementary
4215 David Cox Road, Charlotte, NC  28269
(980) 343-6540
Last modified David Cox Road Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
David Cox Road Elementary Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 231 reviews.