Cox High School

Cox High School Frank W. Cox High School is a secondary school located in the Great Neck subdivision of Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was founded in 1961 as the Northeast Junior High School, but upon opening, it was named after a former superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Frank Woodard Cox, who led the school division from 1933 to 1968.

A replacement building, also designated as a primary hurricane shelter, was built nearby, at 2425 Shorehaven Drive. The high school was moved into the new building in the fall of 1983. The original building at 1848 N. Great Neck Road became Great Neck Junior High and then Great Neck Middle School. The original building was demolished in 2012.The current administration at Cox includes former principal of Kemps Landing Magnet School and Lynnhaven Middle School, Dr. Randi R. Riesbeck.School administrationThe current administration at Cox includes former principal of Kemps Landing Magnet School and Lynnhaven Middle School, Dr. Randi R. Riesbeck.Dr. Randi R. Riesbeck - PrincipalMrs. Christine Colden - Assistant PrincipalMr. Ryan Schubart - Assistant PrincipalDr. Dana W. Cho - Assistant PrincipalMs. Teesha A. Sanders - Assistant PrincipalMrs. Jessica B. Horning - Student Activities CoordinatorDr. Susan Sigler - Guidance DirectorMr. M. Paul Leon - School Improvement SpecialistAcademic and athletic honorsFrank W. Cox has an academically advanced student body with an 80% annual passing rate on Advanced Placement Tests. Also, two out of three diplomas awarded each year are advanced diplomas. The school has been recognized by major organizations such as Newsweek, which named the high school as a "top" public high school. As far as extracurricular activities go, Cox has an excellent array of sports teams to choose from. It has won 3 state athletic titles so far in the year 07-08 school year. Also, its music program, student newspaper, and student yearbook all won Blue ribbon awards in 2006.

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