Memphis Schools

Cordova Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 734 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 Economically44.4% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially


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