David Cox Road Elementary School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade school serving 722 students. David Cox, located near the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, opened its doors in 1994. The school is in the second year of participation in a National Study as a pilot Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B) school, a study funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. MTSS-B study provides support for and evaluates an MTSS-B program that includes universal supports for all students and targeted interventions for students as needed. The goal is to implement an MTSS-B program with fidelity that will help support a positive school culture conducive to high levels of learning.
In 2015, David Cox was awarded the Family Instructional Team (FIT) Award. Throughout this year, our families will continue to have opportunities to join our students, teachers and other school staff to learn more about how to support their students in Math and Reading at home. Families will engage in hands-on activities and instructional strategies to support student learning!
At David Cox, students engage in Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Science instruction daily. Literacy at David Cox follows the balanced literacy model. Teachers engage their students in multiple components of the balanced literacy model. This year, staff members will continue to engage in professional development in literacy, focused on the Reader's Workshop mini-lesson (K-5), read aloud (K-2), and close reading (3-5). In Math, teachers will be using Math Investigations and EngageNY as instructional resources to support students in learning the CCSS in Mathematics.
This year, teachers continue to be fully engaged in the Data Driven Instruction (DDI) process. They teach 6 week learning cycles and then students take interim assessments. Following interim assessments, teachers are given time to focus on instructional strategies to address misconceptions during flex (reteach time) for reading and math. This flex time also provides opportunities for enrichment for students requiring the same.