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Principal's Message

Welcome to James H. Cox Elementary School!   Cox Elementary serves over 750 students.  Our teachers and approximately 20 support staff are dedicated to working in a respectful inclusive environment to ensure we motivate all students to achieve personal growth and academic excellence.  Each classroom at Cox Elementary School has been installed with SMARTboard technology - SMARTboards resemble huge moviescreen iPADs which offers state of the art interactive experience for our students.  Additionally, our K & 1st grade students will have access to mini iPADS during their small group instructional rotations while our 2nd - 5th graders will have access to chromebooks in their classrooms.  With the new SMARTboards, the ST Math program, and TICKET TO READ, our new web-based reading program, Cox is hands down the most technologically advanced school in all of Fountain Valley.  We firmly believe that together with students, parents, and the community, we can create an exceptional educational experience here at Cox Elementary. 

For years our team of dedicated teachers used the California State Standards to guide our instruction.  This year, Cox Elementary School along with all the other schools in the Fountain Valley School District will transition into Common Core State Standards.  The goal of our staff is for all students to achieve proficiency in ELA and Math.  Cox Elementary School peaked with an API of 914 with an increase of 100 API points in the past decade.  81% of all students scored proficient or advanced in ELA and Math.  Our goal is for all students at Cox perform at the Proficient level in both ELA and Math.  For those who do not, we have a variety of programs available to help them achieve their highest potential.  We recognize that without the help and support of our parents and the community we cannot make our vision of excellence a reality.  We look forward to a shared partnership in this most important endeavor. Thank you in advance for your support as we continue Cox Elementary School’s tradition of excellence. I look forward to serving and leading our students and our community with diligence and humility. 


Patrick Ham 

Mission Statement:

Cox provides a comprehensive, rigorous, and consistent education, focusing on high academic achievement.  We are a collaborative community of respectful and responsible learners.

Student & Staff Pledge:

Cox is an excellent school.  We are respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.