School Details

Cordova High School

1800 Berryhill Rd, Cordova, TN 38016
(901) 416-4540

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1814 students 19 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Gateway/End-of-Course (GT/EOC)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. This year they introduced two new exams in algebra II and English III. Students must pass the algebra I, English II and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Shelby County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cordova High School is a public high school in Memphis. The principal of Cordova High School is Anthony T. Frigo, whose e-mail is 1,814 students attend Cordova High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 49% of the 1,814 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cordova High School is 19:1. Varangon Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 56% 37%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 52%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Hispanic 14% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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!!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

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

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

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