Here’s some quick information about Cox High School in Virginia Beach.
Cox High School, Virginia Beach
2425 Shorehaven Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Cox High School is located off of Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach, in the northeast corner of the city.
It is roughly halfway between Shore Drive to the North and Virginia Beach Boulevard to the South, and is close to the Great Neck Library, Great Neck Recreation Center, Fort Story, and Chesapeake Bay.
Attendance: 648.5250, Ext. 85255
Clinic: 757.648..5250, Ext. 85257
Guidance: 757.648.5250, Ext. 85261
The Cox High School attendance zone includes these neighborhoods (click the links to explore neighborhood information):
Bay Colony, Bay Island, Baylake Beach & Baylake Pines, Birdneck Point, Broad Bay Colony, Broad Bay Estates, Broad Bay Point Greens, Cape Henry, Cape Story, Chelsea, Chesapeake Beach, Chesopeian Colony, Church Point, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Farms, Green Hill Farms, Kenstock, Lake Trant, Laurel Cove, Lynnhaven Colony, the North End, Ocean Park, Robinhood Forest, Southern Point, Trant Berkshire, Wimbledon, Wolfsnare
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Feeder Middle Schools
Great Neck Middle School, Lynnhaven Middle School and Virginia Beach Middle School
According to the school’s website,
Frank W. Cox High School, founded in 1961, was named after a former superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools who served from 1933 to 1968. The school was originally designed to be Northeast Junior High School and consisted of 1,600 eighth and ninth graders. On June 11, 1965, the first senior class graduated. The present Cox High school building opened in the fall of 1983. The original building was renamed and housed Great Neck Middle School until it was demolished and replaced in 2012.
1,924 (as of 2015)
Accreditation & Test Scores
Frank W. Cox High was the first fully accredited high school in the area and has met full accreditation standards since with pass rates exceeding 90% on several of the state’s twelve end-of-course, subject-area tests. Cox students have better than an 80% pass rate annually on Advanced Placement tests. Two of three diplomas awarded are Advanced Diplomas which require a more rigorous program of studies. Over five million dollars in scholarship money was awarded to graduating seniors in June 2015.
The coveted Virginia High School League Wachovia Cup for outstanding academic and athletic achievement has been awarded to the school more than any other school in the state (twelve times). The school has won 46 state athletic titles over all. Blue ribbon awards were also conferred on our music program, student newspaper, and student yearbook.
For more information (including the school’s Annual Report Card from the state of Virginia), click here.
Cox offers the same curriculum as other high schools in Virginia Beach. This curriculum includes the opportunity for distance learning, online learning, experiential learning (internships), IEP programs, AP coursework, and vocational certifications. A complete guide to the Virginia Beach curriculum is here.
A standard diploma in the State of Virginia requires:
- 4 years of high school English
- 3 laboratory sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science)
- 3 Virginia & US History courses
- 2 years of PE
- 2 years of Foreign Language, Art, or Technical Education
- 1 year of Personal Economics
- 4 electives
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