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Cordova High School is a public high school (grades 9-12) located at 1800 Berryhill Road in the Cordova community of unincorporated Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, east of the city of Memphis, with a ZIP code of 38016.
Cordova High School is a part of the Memphis City Schools district.
Cordova High School serves portions of Memphis as well as some portions of unincorporated Shelby County which are also zoned to elementary and middle schools in the Shelby County Schools district.
In 2007 Cordova High School had an expected enrollment of 2,400.
The high school was constructed in 1996 and completed in 1997 as a joint venture between the Memphis City Schools district and the Shelby County Schools district. The school opened during the 1997-1998 school year to a class of freshmen as a school within the Shelby County Schools. The freshmen of the 1997-98 school year voted the school colors to be green and black, and the school's mascot to be the wolf. Each of the following years the school added a new class until 2001 the first graduating class left Cordova High School.
The 2003-04 school year ended with Cordova High school leaving the Shelby County Schools district and joining the Memphis City Schools district. Cordova adopted a school uniform policy in Fall 2004, since the entire Memphis City Schools district adopted a uniform policy and all schools were required to adopt one at the time.
Shortly after Memphis City annexed this school, security was increased; security cameras were installed, a strict hall monitoring policy was put into place, metal detectors were installed, as well as an increased police presence in order to deter fights and gang activity. The doors maintain a strict "closed at all times" policy unless a school official unlocks it for a student. The students are required at all times to maintain a student ID, as well as IDs for all their various activities (i.e. a "Yearbook Staff" ID).
Cordova High School offers a wide range of opportunities for any type of student. Advanced Placement classes are available, preparing students for college. Some classes offered are AP Biology, Physics, and English, among a list of others. The school also offers vocational education classes, such as cosmetology, automotive, and technology based courses. Different extracurricular activities are available, with sports teams ranging from soccer, cross country, and basketball, to golf and a dance team. There is a daily school television show starring students from the film and video classes, as well as debate teams, several language classes, and a student government association, and thespian group which has held Eastern Tennessee's Thespian Conference for the past 5 years hosted by Christopher Luter.
Students may wear oxford shirts, polo shirts, turtlenecks, and blouses with "Peter Pan"-style collars. Shirts can be white, black, or "Cordova Green." Sweatshirts must be white, black, navy blue, tan, green, or gray.
"Hoodies" must be black or white, with a regulation collared shirt underneath.
The following Memphis City Schools elementary schools feed into Cordova High School:
In addition, Memphis City Schools' Cordova Middle School feeds into Cordova High School.
The following Shelby County elementary schools also feed into Cordova:
The following Shelby County middle schools also feed into Cordova:
- Bankhead Middle School
- Carbon Hill Elem-Jr High School
- Carbon Hill High School
- Carbon Hill Start School
- Curry Elementary School
- Curry Middle School
- Farmstead Jr High School
- Lupton Jr High School
- Oakman Elementary School
- Parrish Elementary School
- Parrish High School
- Sipsey Jr High School
- Sumiton Elem Middle School
- T S Boyd School
- Townley Jr High School
- Valley Jr High School
- Walker Co Alternative School
- Walker Co Ctr Of Tech
- Cordova Elementary School
- Curry High School
- Dora High School
- Oakman High School