A. W. Cox School

Summary:

A. W. Cox School is an elementary school located in Guilford, Connecticut, serving grades K-4 with a total enrollment of 262 students. The school is part of the Guilford School District, which is ranked 31 out of 151 districts in Connecticut and is rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

A. W. Cox School consistently performs above the state average in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests. In 2022-2023, 72.2% of 3rd graders and 75% of 4th graders were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state averages of 45.5% and 48.8%, respectively. Similarly, 68.5% of 3rd graders and 70% of 4th graders were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 49.8% and 48.3%. The school also has a more diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (12.21%) and Asian (9.54%) students compared to nearby schools like Jerome Harrison School and Melissa Jones School.

Additionally, A. W. Cox School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 12.1 in the 2022-2023 school year, which is lower than the nearby schools. The school also has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (13.36% in 2022-2023) compared to the state average and some of the nearby schools, such as John B. Sliney School and Mary T. Murphy School. These factors, combined with the school's consistent ranking among the top elementary schools in Guilford School District, make it a desirable educational option for families in the area.


Detail:

Public K-4

 143 Three Mile Course
       Guilford, CT  06437-2522


(203) 453-5291

District: Guilford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
99th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,147 Help


Students who attend A. W. Cox School usually attend:

Middle:    A. Baldwin Middle School
    E. C. Adams Middle School
High:    Guilford High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.1 Help
Number of students:  262

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.1%
Hispanic:
12.2%
Asian:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.4% Help


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Compare Details A. W. Cox School ranks better than 79.9% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Guilford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.48. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (72.1%), Hispanic (12.2%), Asian (9.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at A. W. Cox School is 12.1, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Guilford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at A. W. Cox School is $20,147. 2 elementary schools in the Guilford School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

A. W. Cox School:

SchoolDigger ranks A. W. Cox School 99th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See A. W. Cox School in the ranking list.)

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Guilford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Guilford School District 31st of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for A. W. Cox School

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Rank History for all students at A. W. Cox School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 72.53 195th 570 65.8%
2007 72.97 186th 568 67.3%
2008 76.10 142nd 565 74.9%
2009 77.41 125th 566 77.9%
2010 78.64 110th 579 81.0%
2011 80.07 93rd 565 83.5%
2012 72.70 191st 564 66.1%
2013 74.05 176th 557 68.4%
2015 74.73 170th 551 69.1%
2016 72.35 162nd 518 68.7%
2017 81.39 109th 519 79.0%
2018 84.36 85th 532 84.0%
2019 77.63 143rd 522 72.6%
2021 87.80 68th 538 87.4%
2022 83.25 84th 490 82.9%
2023 82.48 100th 491 79.6%
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Rank History for Female students at A. W. Cox School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.66 49th 259 81.1%
2021 89.79 34th 455 92.5%
2023 66.59 101st 230 56.1%
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Rank History for Male students at A. W. Cox School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.26 90th 262 65.6%
2021 78.28 103rd 445 76.9%
2023 76.43 65th 231 71.9%
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Rank History for White students at A. W. Cox School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.18 97th 296 67.2%
2019 51.29 170th 295 42.4%
2021 72.48 86th 327 73.7%
2022 55.68 131st 252 48.0%
2023 52.05 148th 262 43.5%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for A. W. Cox School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 438 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 440
1989 433 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1990 360 n/a 3 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 365
1991 381 3 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1992 369 0 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1993 378 7 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 395
1994 366 7 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 383
1995 340 7 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 359
1996 340 7 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 359
1997 335 6 2 14 0 n/a n/a 0 357
1998 334 6 6 11 2 n/a n/a 0 359
1999 320 7 6 16 0 n/a n/a 0 349
2000 321 7 9 16 0 n/a n/a 0 353
2001 311 7 8 13 0 n/a n/a 0 339
2002 284 2 12 14 2 n/a n/a 0 314
2003 284 2 12 14 2 n/a n/a 0 314
2004 304 2 14 14 3 n/a n/a 0 337
2005 296 8 16 10 2 n/a n/a 0 332
2006 369 8 17 14 1 n/a n/a 0 409
2007 285 7 16 12 0 n/a n/a 0 320
2008 308 8 15 16 0 n/a n/a 0 347
2009 283 7 13 16 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2010 282 4 16 18 1 n/a n/a 0 321
2011 257 2 11 26 0 0 20 0 316
2012 260 3 10 20 0 0 20 0 313
2013 271 5 10 25 0 0 21 0 332
2014 257 2 10 23 0 0 21 0 313
2015 268 2 13 19 0 0 20 0 322
2016 245 1 15 19 0 0 22 0 302
2017 243 2 13 14 0 0 17 0 289
2018 222 1 13 17 0 0 12 0 265
2019 225 1 10 18 0 0 12 0 266
2020 206 1 16 22 0 0 7 0 252
2021 187 1 21 20 0 0 12 0 241
2022 192 1 20 23 0 0 13 0 249
2023 189 1 25 32 0 0 15 0 262

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at A. W. Cox School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 440 27.0 16.2 n/a
1989 438 27.0 16.2 n/a
1990 365 27.0 13.5 n/a
1991 392 25.0 15.6 n/a
1992 381 23.4 16.2 3.7
1993 395 22.6 17.5 0.3
1994 383 21.7 17.6 3.9
1995 359 19.6 18.3 3.1
1996 359 19.6 18.3 3.1
1997 357 22.5 15.9 3.9
1998 359 23.1 15.5 4.7
1999 349 23.4 14.9 5.4
2000 353 23.3 15.2 4.2
2001 339 23.4 14.5 n/a
2002 314 22.1 14.2 5.7
2003 314 22.1 14.2 5.7
2004 337 20.0 16.9 6.8
2005 332 21.1 15.7 n/a
2006 409 21.1 19.4 3.7
2007 320 21.3 15.0 2.5
2008 347 24.1 14.4 4
2009 319 26.7 13.2 6.3
2010 321 24.6 13.0 7.8
2011 316 25.6 12.3 5.1
2012 313 24.0 13.0 6.1
2013 332 23.0 14.4 7.2
2014 313 24.5 12.7 8
2015 322 26.0 12.3 10.6
2016 302 25.0 12.0 11.3
2017 289 23.8 12.1 10.4
2018 265 22.5 11.7 10.9
2019 266 21.9 12.1 15.8
2020 252 21.8 11.5 14.3
2021 241 19.8 12.1 14.9
2022 249 19.1 13.0 15.7
2023 262 21.6 12.1 13.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio A. W. Cox School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 440 27.0 16.2 n/a
1989 438 27.0 16.2 n/a
1990 365 27.0 13.5 n/a
1991 392 25.0 15.6 n/a
1992 381 23.4 16.2 3.7
1993 395 22.6 17.5 0.3
1994 383 21.7 17.6 3.9
1995 359 19.6 18.3 3.1
1996 359 19.6 18.3 3.1
1997 357 22.5 15.9 3.9
1998 359 23.1 15.5 4.7
1999 349 23.4 14.9 5.4
2000 353 23.3 15.2 4.2
2001 339 23.4 14.5 n/a
2002 314 22.1 14.2 5.7
2003 314 22.1 14.2 5.7
2004 337 20.0 16.9 6.8
2005 332 21.1 15.7 n/a
2006 409 21.1 19.4 3.7
2007 320 21.3 15.0 2.5
2008 347 24.1 14.4 4
2009 319 26.7 13.2 6.3
2010 321 24.6 13.0 7.8
2011 316 25.6 12.3 5.1
2012 313 24.0 13.0 6.1
2013 332 23.0 14.4 7.2
2014 313 24.5 12.7 8
2015 322 26.0 12.3 10.6
2016 302 25.0 12.0 11.3
2017 289 23.8 12.1 10.4
2018 265 22.5 11.7 10.9
2019 266 21.9 12.1 15.8
2020 252 21.8 11.5 14.3
2021 241 19.8 12.1 14.9
2022 249 19.1 13.0 15.7
2023 262 21.6 12.1 13.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for A. W. Cox School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,128
2019 $17,787
2020 $17,971
2021 $20,147

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on A. W. Cox School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 143rd of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 100th of 491 Elementary schools
 7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (A. W. Cox School)72.972.2
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Guilford School District)81.671.6
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (A. W. Cox School)83.368.5
 14.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Guilford School District)80.768.7
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (A. W. Cox School)73.175
 1.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Guilford School District)78.274.6
 3.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (A. W. Cox School)64.270
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Guilford School District)72.770.8
 1.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students266262
 1.5%
African American11
American Indian00
Asian1025
 150%
Hispanic1832
 77.8%
Pacific Islander00
White225189
 16%
Two or More Races1215
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.8%13.4%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about A. W. Cox School

A. W. Cox School ranks 99th of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at A. W. Cox School are 72% White, 12% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 262 students attended A. W. Cox School.

Students who attend A. W. Cox School usually go on to attend:

Middle : A. Baldwin Middle School
Middle : E. C. Adams Middle School
High : Guilford High School


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