My children attended Cordova for one full year and a partial second. Initially it's status as an Optional School sounded promising, though it certainly proved to be less than pleasing. The school environment is very bland. Unimaginative. The teachers seem as lack-luster as the office staff (who frequently look bored). They've embraced Common Core without doing an efficient job at applying it. They assign copious amounts of homework for the low grades and deduct points when it isn't completed properly (though they do a poor job explaining what should be done). There was nothing warm, exciting or proactie about the environment. We were happy to find a better option for our children. I don't recommend this school unless rigorous academics and authoritative teaching is your style.
The fourth grade teachers are so unorganized with their teaching method. I was confused within the first 10 minutes of sitting in on one of the classes. I don't know how in the world the children learn at all.
I love Cordova Elementary! I have a kindergartener and a 4th grader, my children are getting an A++ education! The teachers and staff are fantastic and Mrs. Avanzi is the best principal in SCS. There are many great and exciting things happening at CES!!
I love Cordova Elementary! I have had at least one child in CES since 2005 and the school just gets better every year. Mrs. Avanzi is committed to making CES the best school in Shelby County. She hires nothing but the BEST when it comes to teachers and staff. I know the teachers and administration care about the success of each student that walks through the doors of Cordova Elementary School.
Unorganized. Blame focused. There is no accountability. It's always someone else's fault. Just fix the problems.
I have two children at this school because of the optional program. They offer advanced academics which has provided a challenging curriculum for the students. I think the strength is the strong, positive leadership of the principal, Mrs. Avanzi. Overall, it has been a positive experience. I have found the staff to be responsive and open to involving the parents. I regret that budget cuts in recent years have taken away Spanish classes and some support staff.
Just read the latest review stating this site is being monitored. This is probably true because a crazed control freak runs this school. Ask yourself this: How well do I really know the principal and teachers? I agree, the Kindergarten teachers are great at Cordova, however, the upper grades - not so great. Make a surprise visit, you'll see.
I wrote a negative review this morning, and now it is gone. I was right, someone is monitoring this site to offset and delete negative reviews of Cordova Elementary.
In regards to this most recent posting, I would like to say that while this parent must have had a bad experience with this teacher, I believe all the other accusations to be way off base. The school does not smell, the staff is, for the most part, very nice, and the principal is always present and available to talk to parents. She is also very involved with the children and I'd wager she can name every child in the school! I have had one child or another in CES since 2005, and have been very happy overall.
WE LOVE CORDOVA ELEMENTARY! My son was a student there for K-5 and now my daughter is in 2nd grade. The teachers are wonderful and really care for the students. They hold each student to a high standard of learning and accountability. Mrs. Avanzi is one of the best principals in Memphis City Schools and Shelby County. She works hard to make sure CES is a top school!
My daughter has gone to this school since she was in kindergarten and she has absolutely loved it!
In my book the best thing about CES is the leadership. CES has a principal that is not afraid to tell parents the truth and demand that they hold their own kids to a higher standard. I have been very impressed with the education and I am even more impressed with the social standards of this school. This school is an amazing asset for our community whose record speaks for itself as one of the best educational programs in the state. Other schools could learn from watching the way this school is operated.
The principal truly has the children's intrest at heart. This is my first year at CES and all the Kindergaden teachers are amazing and go above and beyond to make sure all the kids are up to par for first grade....Thanks !!
We are lucky enough to have moved into the Cordova Elem. school district. We have been very happy with the school thus far and look forward to next year. My only 'issue' is that there is little in the way of physical activity for the students. PE is not every day. NOt a huge problem, but I did have to take a star away.
The teachers are very caring and the principal is excellent. The school is clean and very safe environment. Everyone there is very passionate about the children learning and growing!
My niece has grown up and learned so much from Cordova Elementary. The teachers are great and the curriculum is challenging.
Cordova Elementary is a well run school that is staffed by people who obviously are passionate about our children and their academic growth.
My granddaugher has learned so much from the dedicated teachers that you have staffed. She has come a long way. We need good teachers in our school systems and that has been proven by Cordova Elementary School by the excellent education my sweet little granddaughter is getting.
Cordova has the best and brightest kids and teachers in Metro Memphis area
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