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Memphis, TN
Students enrolled: 1,814

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1800 Berryhill Road
Memphis, TN 38016

(901) 416-4540
(901) 416-4545
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January 18, 2015
Cordova Is an amazing school. I currently take 3 AP classes and four honor classes here. The school spirit is through the roof. They make leaning actually fun. If teachers see that you want to go places in life they do everything in their power to help you achieve them.

- submitted by a student

February 09, 2014
Cordova High is a good school. If you want to learn, you will, as the tools are there. The atmosphere in the school has greatly improved since the Sherrif's department took over policing the school and the football team made it to the playoffs. Go Wolves!

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2013
It used to have an amazing reputation when it was an intercity school. Now that Shelby County ruined it, I'm not proud to be a Wolf.

- submitted by a student

August 02, 2010
My child graduated Cordova HS and received scholarship offers to 6 leading Universities/Colleges. Cordova is as great school. Support from the community is what make our school a great place for our students. Let not be afraid to face the negitive forces that are stealing our student's future and lets save our community for the betterment of our child. Sincerely

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 12, 2010
memphis city schools needs to step it up. Look up Garland Independent School District thats how u run a school district. Memphis is way behind technically speaking, we have so few technical devices at our disposal, ESPECIALLY CORDOVA HIGH SCHOOL

- submitted by a student

October 07, 2009
I am a recent CHS graduate and I definitely think Cordova is one of the best available schools in the city. There has been a lot of bad press in the past, but there is honestly a great faculty of teachers who truly care about their students, and a large number of students who are active members of the CHS community.

- submitted by a student

October 07, 2009
I am a recent CHS graduate and I definitely think Cordova is one of the best available schools in the city. There has been a lot of bad press in the past, but there is honestly a great faculty of teachers who truly care about their students, and a large number of students who are active members of the CHS community.

- submitted by a student

September 03, 2009
I currently go to Cordova and it's an excellent school. Yes we have problems with overcrowding but that's not all our fault. Another high school needs to be built. Anyway, Cordova offers more AP and honors classes than any other Memphis city schools. We have tons of teachers who try their best to help the students. If you're child has a problem it's probably their own fault and you just can't accept that your child is not perfect. Don't bash my school.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 01, 2009
Cordova High School has been a major dissappointment for my child. This school offers poor leadership and follow through, the administrators do not communicate and the school is over crowded. My child has exceptional needs and this school has done little if anything to accommodate.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2009
I currently attend Cordova High and must say that my experience so far has been great. Many people try ans scrutinize Cordova besause of its being zoned and bussing in urbanized children. Its strictly racist and just shows the ignorance and hate that intolerable people condome today. If your so unsatisified with Cordova HIgh why don't you just transfer your child, instead of bashing Cordova's name. Cordova HIgh School has a great learning, and all schools are in some need for improvment. However, Cordova is still one of the highly ranked high schools in the city. So i tthink its doing pretty darn good!!

- submitted by a student

December 10, 2008
I went to this school last year and I think I could not have attended a better school. The teachers are there to help, they have SO many extracurricular activities to participate in, and our list of honors and AP goes on and on. I agree that the administration is not that great, in the sense that they are just more strict than previous years and our money is just not going to the right places, instead spent on identification badges for everyone. But I can assure you our standard of education is very high and I'm Rhodes student now so I couldn't ask for anything better.

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 01, 2008
The school is ok. The problem is only fire alarm that some students made.They should slove problem by focus group (gang) or group counseling.The another problem is world history class that teacher may make mind mapping for concept of any section.Some teachers only talk and not use board or paper.Or teacher may use media from History movie to help students.The exercises is very difficult too.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2008
Although individual teachers at Cordova strive to help their students succeed, and the diversity among the student base is excellent, the administration of the school (and the Board of Ed) make the school environment horrible. Teachers, parents, and students alike have complained about the leadership of CHS

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2008
I love the diversity at Cordova. The school offers a ton of honors and AP courses

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2008
I am a student that used to attend Cordova High School, the year before Mr. Frigo became principle. I loved Cordova as a school, and all the people that attended it. However, I made horrible grades, C's and D's, and I have since then moved to another district, and am doing much better. This, I'm assuming, is not due to the school itself or the teachers. Merely the overcrowding and the hardships that came along with the massive numbers of new students. It was incredibly hard for teachers and staff with so many students to handle, that they didn't have the time to pay attention to too many individual students. I'm hoping, now that Mr. Frigo is in charge, he is helping my friends and fellow classmates become better students, seeing as I don't attend Cordova anymore.

- submitted by a student

March 12, 2008
Cordova High School reflects the state of the community which it serves. Due to a larger number of 'urbanized' students being bussed in, the test scores and overall discipline have fallen off in the last few years. There are, however, many highly educated and qualified teachers at CHS who care deeply about the students and go the extra mile consistently to provide the best education possible. Memphis City Schools is a struggling district yet Cordova still manages to effectively rise above the district's failings and produce quality, college bound students. Sure, there are some problems, but all schools have problems. And in the end assessment, the school is what the community makes it. Parental support, student involvement and overall community empathy and involvement are what produces the best high schools in America.

- submitted by a teacher

November 19, 2007
It is a great school now that we have Mr.Frigo as a Principal. More people are attending classes compared to last year. Cordova has really quieted down this year.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 24, 2007
I think Cordova is a great school. I live in Germantown near houston high school,but my child attends Cordova High School. Cordova has many more AP Classes than any other high school in the area.Cordova also offers engineering classes which no other school in Memphis and Shelby offers. Cordova does have its share of problems but, with the wonderful new administration I am sure the problems CORDOVA had they will not have them anymore!

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2007
Beware of Cordova High. Overcrowded classrooms, your child is not safe there. Due to overcrowding, academics are a joke. My child went from A's and B's to nearly failing at Cordova. If you child misses, you might as well count on a Zero score as getting the makeup work is impossible. Administration is handled as poorly as the teachers conduct classes. Move, or homeschool before sending your child to Cordova.

- submitted by a parent

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Cordova High School
1800 Berryhill Road, Memphis, TN  38016
(901) 416-4540
Last modified Cordova High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cordova High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top