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Cordova Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 807 students

Our school is best known for enriched academics.
 
 

 
 
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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 17, 2009

Great principal and teachers. Just great team work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My 1st grader grandchild reads at a 4th grade level!


Posted November 17, 2008

Cordova Elementary has some great potential if the teachers would be more concerned with their students and Parents. many parents are afraid to voice their opinion about the teachers because of fear what the teacher might do to the child and this is uneceptable. The school itself is great but some of the Teachers are not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I am a teacher in another school, but my son goes there, overall this is the best school I know. Faculty, staff and the community in general contributes with the best for education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2006

My daughter has been at Cordova Elementary since Kindergarten. She is now in 2nd grade. We have been very pleased with the teachers and the administration. The involvement of parents is such an important part of children's learning experiences and Cordova has great parents that are involved. My only concern is the lack of an art program (Memphis City pulled the funding). Thankfully our PTA has the cultural art program where our children learn art through parent volunteers and artists in the community. The comment that was negative above mine, was obviously made by an uninvolved parent. I want my child to be challenged and Cordova does this. The homework is not too much and these children need an education. These are the people who will be running this country 30 years from now. I am very pleased with Cordova
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

My son has attended Cordova Elementary school from kindergarten through the 2nd grade. Overall I am very pleased with teachers, curriculum, and school grounds. Cordova has an accelerated reading program that lets each child maximize his reading potential. I have volunteered in the shool during the past three years. In doing so, I have become familiar with most of the teachers from kindergarten through fourth grade. Most of the teachers seem interested in providing a great learning environment and care for their students. The principal, Ms. Avanzi, is excellent. I would trust her judgement in choosing new teachers, etc. Overall, Cordova Elementary. The school is a few years old. All of the facilities are clean and well maintained. Overall, Cordova Elementary is a great option for parents who wish to keep their child in a public shcool around memphis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

I am very disapointed with this school, my child teacher don't seem to understand my need in having answers when I question her. This and some other administrative problems makes this school lack in good reviews. Besides the kids have to much homework and this will only make them hate school. They spend too much time in school already and they should make the most out of it, and not have the child come home and sit down again for another 20 or 30 minutes to do their homework, and some cases even more than an hour. The system is overworking the kids too early in childhood, somethings needs to change, or our society is going to grow more and more stressed. That's the future of our kids, more stress, more work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

I have two children that are attending Cordova Elementary. My son is in the second grade,he comes from a struggling school. He is not on the level he should be on. He has a wonderful and caring teacher who has helped him in every subject. This teacher has helped him come a very long way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

My daughter is a third grader at Cordova and she loves it. Great teachers and super parental involvement. The support classes are very well done. It is a challenging program that yields excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

We currently have two children in Cordova Elementary and love it. Mrs. Avanzi is doing a fantastic job as principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 59% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
African American67%
Asian69%
Hispanic53%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African American52%
Asian69%
Hispanic40%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African American71%
Asian85%
Hispanic73%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American85%
Asian92%
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
African American64%
Asian92%
Hispanic41%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American50%
Asian85%
Hispanic24%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African American50%
Asian85%
Hispanic53%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 42% 23%
White 37% 67%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Drama club

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Tamera Avanzi
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (901) 416-1701

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Optional
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Other
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Parent provided or walking
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Robotics club
  • SECMEEpi
  • Science club
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Cordova Elementary School offers an Enriched Academics Optional Program in a lively learning environment. In Cordova’s Optional Program, learning is accelerated and enriched through innovative, hands-on teaching and learning strategies.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Cordova Middle School
Snowden Middle School
White Station Middle School
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750 Sanga Rd
Cordova, TN 38018
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Phone: (901) 416-1700

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