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Cheri Cox Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 628 students

 
 

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Posted July 23, 2014

My child has attended Cox Elementary for a year now and he loves going to school. He learns a lot and is happy there. The parents take pride in the school which is great. There seems to be a lot of parent involvement. My child's teacher was very caring. I trust this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Cox Elementary has been declining as of late. The quality of education is not on par with the rest of the district and some teachers discriminate against the Title I students. So much that even some of the students that are not Title I but in the dual language program get snobbed against. Lastly, the administration has lost control over the school allowing the teachers to dictate policy. Of course they have their favorites and I feel this is the main reason for its recent decline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

We've been at Cox now for 3 years..and I can honestly say that my kids haven't improved much at all. Yes they can read and spell and do math but the overall experience is terrible. And the parents it all cliques ...you see them hanging out in groups at the bike racks at pick up time..and they snub their nose at you if you aren't part of their group. I've tried on several occasions to introduce myself and start a conversation but they ignore you...that can only be reflected up their children ..will be really glad to leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

I live around this school and really appreciate them keeping the noise down. I enjoy seeing the kids be able to ride bikes and walk to school. I feel bad for the people in our sub that live in the local County since they can't send kids to this school.


Posted August 7, 2008

We are so happy with Cox! The PTA is great! The teachers are incredible! The students are taught character and discipline! Its amazing! We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

We love the school and our child has been there since it opened in August of 2004 (not 2003 like previously reported). The teachers, staff and principal have all been great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

this is the best school my son and duter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

I think that the school as a whole is a community. The principals this year seem to be more strict than in latter years. The teachers love parents that volunteer or that sub. They love it if you have that extra 30 minutes a week to be a mentor. They love it also when some moms are subs. It lets them know that parent's accept them as teachers and as parents. Cox has my support 100%. The one thing that I can say is that my child started their in the spring semster of 2005. She has grown so much in the last 3 1/2 years that I can see a difference in her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

The facilities are very good and my childrens teachers were very good, I however did not appreciate the pricipal. She was not on top of everything going on and the mannerism in which she carries herself and in which she handles issues seemed to be lacking in many area's. Also the food for the children is terrible and I would advise that you let your children bring a lunch everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

The school was built and opened Fall of 2003. It has a very nice, brand new appearance and is located directly in the Woodbridge neighborhood. It is part of the Wylie ISD. They have a Gifted and Talented Program in which for example, Kindergarten, students are assessed during the 4th 6 weeks of school to enter the 'pull-out' program the following year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

This is a GREAT school! It just opened last year. The staff is wonderful and love to be around the kids. The lunches are good and they even serve breakfast for those who come early. I would recommend this school to anyone who is worried about where to send their kids. This school is the place!!
—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 Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female81%
Male89%
Black or African American33%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education83%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female98%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female98%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education71%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education71%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingual80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual71%

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 29%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Black 7% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 21%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Wylie, TX 75098
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