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Cordova Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 718 students

 
 

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Posted February 24, 2014

This is a great school if your a kiss up parent to the PTA, I am not nor do I feel I should have to be in order for my child to get a quality education! I am very involved with my child & my child's education. My children range in age from 21 to 10 & have witnessed the decline of this school it is heartbreaking. The principle selects who is worthy of her attention promotes a unfriendly environment to those who are not. She has run off the majority of good teachers, I'm lucky this year my child has a excellent one or I would have left. She blows off parent complaints, as I witnessed first hand. Principle of the year? I wonder what that title cost her? The assistant principal is a complete joke, I emailed her in response to a notice sent from her to me two months ago.... Still no response! I recommend this school to those who may be worthy of the leadership at this school... I hope you make the grade because this school doesn't anymore
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

My neice is in Kindergarden , and is being bullied and the staff is doing nothing about it, and the principal is avoiding my sister. My neice is very shy and non- confrontational. She has social anxiety.


Posted May 13, 2012

I believe that Cordova Park is way over rated and I think there are very few good teachers there that will give a ADHD child any extra help. They are misleading about the intervention programs that are supposed to be offered. the guidance councelor is very misleading concerning Intervention. They do not like questions" about the way they teach or intervention programs. They will not go out of their way to help a child even though the classrooms are small they cannot make the children behave in the classroom or students that are disruptive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

Not prepared for ADHD students. There is good order at this school. No safety concerns unless we are speaking of the maturity level of the drivers picking up their children from school. Good programs and curriculum for the students. Everything runs very smoothly except for the dialog level between teachers and parents daily. The subject of bullying and awareness of students with disabilities needs work in the tolerance and sensitivity department. If your child moves nervously, talks too much or is anything less than all business minded and focused, be prepared for poor citizenship grades even at K level. They will not hesitate to give an ADHD student with all A's and B's an "F" in citizenship. If you have a normal child that is well behaved with no disabilities, this is a very good school and it would be easy for a motivated child to acheive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers and administration at Cordova Park Elementary are unbelievably good with the children. You can tell that they care, and that the children are their #1 priority. The curriculum is designed to make sure that every student is able to do their best in the best possible environment. The teachers keep in communication with the parents, and are great with the kids. I LOVE this school! I'd recommend Cordova Park to anyone whose child is starting (or changing) school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Cordova Park is top notch! The staff and parents work together to make the school's environment a happy and safe place for children and adults. Many people enter the school and within minutes state how lovely the environment is. Children are respectful, hold doors open for others, and are polite. You know it's a happy place when you see a 5th grader skip to the library. Go visit! You'll be impressed!


Posted May 5, 2009

I have to agree with the parent who complained about the lack of communication. The staff only talk to the parents they want to talk to. I was new to the area and came halfway thru the school year and tried to volunteer but was told each time that the volunteers were already chosen not a very welcoming school. I also turned in one of those confidential school evaluation forms in a sealed envelope and my son watched as the teachers opened and read it after he turned it in. Very unprofessional. My son now attends a Santa Rosa county blue ribbon school and could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

My son has been at Cordova since K and now going to 4th...he is a honor roll student and the teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

This is an amazing school with an amazing staff. The parents give a lot of time and energy. This is what makes this school an 'A'. By the way, the principal has worked at a failing school (Montclair) and turned it completely around.


Posted January 23, 2009

I, myself, have recently taken my child out of Cordova Park and could not be happier! The principal has no communication skills whatsoever. I can recall several times she was going 'to look in to it' and call me back. I never received a call. We also had communication issues with the teacher. My child dreaded going to school in the morning and now can't wait to get there. Even during one of the fundraisers, I called and left messages for both parents in charge because I had questions and neither parent ever called back. Not an 'A' in my book at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

I have two students at CP. The teachers, Principle, special area teachers, and entire staff, all the way down to the custodians, are top-notch. The PTA has one of the best histories in the entire country. The volunteers are always in abundance. If anyone has a problem with CP they should take a look in the mirror. And yes, I mean you. This a wonderful school and anyone here should feel priveledged to attend. Go Colts !! Rick S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

I have taken my children out of this school and am so happy I did. The school has major communication problems and a principal who does not go out of her way to meet/greet new parents. Being an 'A' school in this town is more about paperwork and politics than it is about the love of learning for the children who attend. If the principal is so good why don't they put her at a failing school and see what she can do? This school is full of teachers who are stuck up and judge children by their background and district than by treating them all as equal learners. Most teachers do not follow through on decisions made at parent conferences and take the easy road most of the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

I currently have two children attending Cordova Park, one in fifth grade and one in kindergarten. The fifth grader attended Scenic Heights K-3rd grade, when we moved into the Cordova Park district. His Fourth grade teacher was wonderful, and so far he loves his Fifth grade teacher just as well. I cannot begin to say enough good things about our Kindergarten teacher! The communication from both teachers and the administration is extremely helpful. We loved Scenic Heights and are even more impressed with Cordova Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

I have been a teacher at Cordova Park for many years..I have seen many changes but the teachers have never lost their love for the students or dedication to their profession. The federal and state government mandates have been overwhelming at times, because they do not give the schools the money or time to properly implement them. Cordova Park teachers give their on time and money everytime.... We love what we do... The parents, for the most part, are willing to do anything to help their child and teacher. We have an awesome PTA that takes on anything the school asks them to..fund raising, buying clothes for the needy children, coordinating and providing awards and recognition for the students. Our principal was district principal of the year. The school is a community and like any community, it is what you put into it.CP is the best!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 9, 2008

I am a teacher at Cordova Park and consider it an honor to work for such an outstanding principal and with such dedicated faculty and staff. Our school has once again earned the distinction of being an 'A' school. Our principal is the district's Principal of the Year. Her leadership, our active PTA, supportive parents, parners in education and our wonderful students make Cordova Park a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 8, 2008

As a teacher in this school I must say that I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful faculty and school community. Teachers here work over and above the daily district requirements--the majority of them have classroom websites that offer daily communication and information for parents. Our principal is this year's district Principal of the year and rightfully so! She is in classrooms everyday and is very visible on campus. She offers a variety of activities and opportunities where the children can interact with her. Although our student population is shifting, I am impressed with the amount of parent support and involvement daily at our school. Working together, parents, teachers, and students have helped our school maintain a school grade of 'A' for several consecutive years!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 24, 2008

i have had all four of my children go through cordova park. my oldest in now 16 and my youngest is 10. i have to agree with august and april. cordova used to be a good school. the gifted program is a joke. there are only a couple of good teachers at the school now. the principle is rude and unresponsive to requests. and that red light sound monitor in the cafeteria is absolutely ridiculous. it is like police state at cordova park. i for one am glad to be out of cordova park. talk about being overwhelmed by out of district students.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Top quality academic programs. Programs for the learning disabled to gifted students. The SRA program is used for reading instruction among other methods. The teachers are very fair for the most part and trate each child on an individual basis. Cordova park offers music, art, physical eduacation in addition to after school programs. These programs include daycare until 6 pm, cross country, etc. Parent involvement at Cordova Park is extremely high. Parents take pride in the school along with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

Cordova Park is a great school, the kids wear uniform easy to buy at Target/Sears/Bells. Top school in Escambia, highest parent involvement, parents teach Spanish,& sunshine math. Small classroom size,excellent teachers. Wins awards every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

Our friends have a child that attends Cordova Park. They are very happy with the school and associated curriculum. The FCAT scores for Cordova Park are among the best in Escambia County, Florida for public elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 65%
Black 23%
Hispanic 5%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%59%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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2250 Semur Road
Pensacola, FL 32503
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