Memphis Schools

Cordova Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Focus School
  • 870 Students
  • Theme: Enriched Academics
  • Languages Offered: ESL
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 7am – 6pm
  • Opened in 1992
  • Uniform Required
  • All Optional school with enriched academics in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
  • Two operational computer labs and one full time computer arts teacher
  • Outdoor science exploratory lab
  • Involved Cordova Community Businesses and Churches (including Faith Anglican, Trinity Baptist and Hope Presbyterian)
  • Robotics Team First Place Presentation in First Lego Competition in 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Extracurriculars: Choir, Instrumental Music (Strings), Drama, Piano, Computer, Gymnastics, as well as through clubs such as Chess, SECME Engineering, and Robotics
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Special education PreK class, Resource Classes, functional skills class
  • Parent Involvement: PTA, Cordova Elementary Leadership Council, class readers, room parents, office volunteers, library volunteers, cafeteria volunteers and club assistants

Enrollment Info

  • This is an all-Optional school. To transfer into the Optional program, you must follow the Optional enrollment process (
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional admittance: Score 65th percentile or above on Optional admittance test (1st-2nd grades) or on math/reading TCAP (3rd-5th grades). Have a B average or above in all academic subjects and satisfactory grades in special subjects, conduct, and attendance (including promptness to school). Have no more than 15 absences, late arrivals, and/or early dismissals.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically62.6% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially


55% -4.1% In 2015, 55% of students tested Proficient or Above
2 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

Why are we still showing 2015 scores? Learn more in our Beware of 2016 Test Scores post. Visit the TN State Report Card for available 2016 scores.

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