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School Profile

James H. Cox Elementary School is a K-5 school serving about 750 students. It is located in Fountain Valley, California, and is one of 10 schools in the Fountain Valley School District (FVSD). Its high-quality instructional program is designed to meet the varied needs of the student population. All students receive core curriculum instruction in accordance with the FVSD and California State Standards. Students experience rigor through instruction that is re-mediated and enriched according to each student’s individual needs.

Teachers, staff, and administrators continue to act on the belief that students come first. The educational programs at Cox are tailored to meet the needs of an ever-changing school population. Cox School is dedicated to ensuring the academic success of all students, providing a comprehensive educational experience that is the foundation of future endeavors. The students and staff of Cox Elementary have experienced tremendous academic growth and success from the turn of the century (100 point growth in API, 804-904 from 1999 to 2013). Parents, administrators, teachers, and support staff work as an educational team for the betterment of all students.

School Demographic Characteristics

Ethnic and Racial Makeup of James H. Cox School
2015-2016 (Based on CALPADS and Aeries SIS from January 2016):

White, non-Hispanic-25.5%
Hispanic or Latino-23%
Two or More Races-5%
African American, non-Hispanic-1%

English Learners-29% (up from 25% in 2014)
GATE Identified-2.7%
Special Ed-4.6% (down from 6%)
Socio-Economically Disadvantaged (Low Income)-30% (up from 28% in 2014)