My education at Cordova wasn't the best acadeic education I could have gotten. Lots of kids fall through the cracks. But the sheer diversity of the student body is an unbelievable experience, and just about makes up for Cordova's shortcomings. The Cordova students I know where so used to diversity and so resourceful that they did better in college than many people who went to 'better' schools. Cordova looks and sounds like a UN meeting- people from all over the world. Nothing can compare to growing up and learning in that environment. But safety, dicipline and most importantly funding were big problems, despite a very dedicated faculty.
A professional educator, I was given the opportunity to visit this school, teach students, and observe faculty in action. This school has extremely serious perpetuating challenges. While rich in student diversity and school history, there is far too much wide-ranging latitude in student expectation and outcomes. This school pretends to play itself as another 'shopping mall high school'; unfortunately, in the process, academic rigorousness is diluted, and integrity of learning is compromised. Too many students are seduced by the multiple-variety, superficial, easy credit, conspicuous consumption classes offered, instead of what they will really need in their future. Cordova's learning academies are great, provided core educational processes are universal. But they aren't. Where other high schools can proudly announce at graduation the college/university, military branch, or other after-graduation step in a students' educational journey, too many Cordova High students blankly wander across the graduation stage to their future of unpreparedness and uncertainty.
In October 2003 a teacher wrote that; their only complaint is parent involvement. I graduated in 1973 and in those days we had a great parents group. But in 1983 I came back to work with the parents and for the district at CORDOVA and found that with few exceptions I/We were not able to get help from home, or parents. It is not that the school did not try, but, rather parents did not want to 'Get Involved'. this is a very sad comentary for what was once a great school. I am now retired in Florida and still follow Cordova, but, I am dissapointed in the way it has run down, lost student pride, and parent pride. Now is the time for everyone to wake up and pitch in and save our students, our school, and our pride.
I am not a Parent but a Alumni for the 2003 class. Cordova is a reat school but has lost its pride. Now, it's time to put money in books and classes than, millions on a football and basketball stadium and gym. And I believe that Teachers and most of all Counselors should be pushing students to achieve more than entering Junior College. That's all teahcers and students want is Junior College. Past three yes 80% of student either entered into a J.C. Or the Army. I played football for four years and basketball. I thought that school was all about sports, but it's not. 'More Money For Schools.'
Cordova is a great school, full of diversity and school spirit.The school is quite old and in need of restoration, but schools are meant for learning not for beauty pangents. In my time at Cordova I learned many lessons and skills rarely learned in life. The teachers are fun and disciplined and often become role models for their students. While attending Cordova your child will learn more than math and science they will learn how to interact with a diverse range of people, and gain the skills neccessary to achieve great things in the world.
I'm disgusted at all these misguided people who blindly put 5 stars down as their 'opinion'. They're ruining the credibility of those of us who have actually seen nicer schools, and expect a decent education. I spent half of my time at school in the San Juan District. When I was forced to go to this excuse for a school, I was and still am appalled. Is Cordova a diverse school? yes. Do we have great teachers? sure. But to say that it's enjoyable or even mildly pleasant?! I have been more emotionally scarred at this campus than I have at home!
Cordova is a wonderful high school. Which is full of spirit, discipline, and love. As a member of the schools marching band I think that we are one of the most unified schools around. Yeah the school is old, but the campus is beautiful. We have an awesome football program, and the teachers are incredible.
I have to carry books back and forth every day because my fellow students take it upon themselves to vandalize the books supplied to us.
As a teacher, I am proud to be a Lancer. If I would have a complaint, it'd be parent involvement. I work with the teachers and see what they do, and I see what some parents don't do. What a diverse crowd of down to earth students, an excellent football team, and a continuous upgrade of an already beautiful campus.
What has happend to our great school? I went to Cordova High and graduated in 1987. Cordova High was rated one of the best schools in the Sacramento area. My child now attends Cordova High School which is rated very, very poorly. Our school class rooms look outdated, old and rundown. We have very low test scores. The principal, counslers and teachers seem very slow at handling everyday questions let alone problems. We need better leadership at Cordova. Parents need to get involved. We need to take back our Cordova Lancer pride and make our school a better place for our children.
This school has a problem with the vice principals and the security staff yelling at students. The security staff are a big joke and the people in charge let them get away with yelling and using profane language at the students.
This school is so worried about the baddies it just lacks focus on the over all well being of the entire school. Please get this school some help. And some good nurses,and counselors there seems to be a couple of personnal who are questionable.
I went to Cordova High myself, and I love that school, it is absolutely the best! GO LANCERS!
My daughter went to Cordova in her freshman year and I have to say it was one of the worst experiences she has ever had. Fights, teacher not knowing their own subject matter. She watched more movies in her classes than I let her watch at home. She is now in her second week at her new high school and she feels safe and challenged.
I am a graduate of Cordova High School the class of 79. I just want to say that my 3 years at Cordova were the best! I would not have had the same experience at any other high school. The class of 79 had so much spirit and the rallies were a highlight of each and every game! The teachers enlightened our day with their talents of teaching and some even added a little humor. I would also like to add that we had the best football team in northern California. GO LANCERS! I am proud to be a Cordova High School graduate as well as my brother and sister, class of 81 and 83. I can only wish that every student that goes to Cordova or who attended Cordova High has or had the same experience that I had.
This is the best school my children ever went to. I am glad that they decidet to go to CHS. It opened so much to them, it has everything they need, and they have the greatest teachers. Also, the program is great in CHS and it has wonderful extracurricular activities. What would my son do without football program?
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