Memphis Schools

Cordova Middle

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 753 Students
  • 30 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: Enriched Academics, College Prepratory
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Extended Care: 2:15pm – 6pm
  • Opened in 1993
  • Uniform Required
  • Offers high school credits to students who qualify: Spanish I, Physical Science, Algebra I, Geometry. Other educational opportunities: Creative Learning in a Unique Environment (CLUE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.)
  • CMS students have competed and won various competitions including Engineering Day at the University of Memphis, MLG&W Solar Car competition, Delta Fair Competition 2014; Do the Write Thing 2015; Ole Miss Writing Competition 2013-2014; First Tennessee Bank Competition 2013-2014 and 2014-15; WordSmith Writing Olympics 2014; and Max Warburg Courage In My Life 2014-2015
  • Extracurriculars: Football, Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Volleyball, Track, Baseball Softball, and Swimming starting soon. Other popular extracurricular activities include Robotics, Community Service Activities, National Junior Honor Society, National Junior Beta Club, Brain Quest Day Competition for CLUE students, Ecology Lab, Student Council, Power SAVE School, Recycling, more than 30 after-school clubs, and many academic competitions
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Inclusion program, functional skills
  • Parent Involvement: Monthly Parent Forums, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Curriculum Nights, Back to School Night, Open House, Community Clean-Ups, Bring Your Parents to School Day, Donuts for Dad, Muffins for Mom, and other activities
  • Tours: Tours are offered Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please call the school at 901-416-2189 to schedule an appointment.

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through the Optional Process. See SCS Optional flyer for more details about eligibility requirements.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Score at/above 65th percentile on NWEA MAP; have a B average or above in all academic subjects and satisfactory grades in special subjects, conduct, and attendance with no more than 15 absences and/or tardies.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically39.6% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


13% 2.4% In 2022, 13% of students tested Proficient or Above
1 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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Reviews (1)

  • Great School!Other 04/21/2015
    I have been at this school for many many years. The teachers and staff are caring and concerned. Offers a lot of great program. Safe, if not safer than any other school.
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