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Cordova Park Elementary School8

Pensacola, FL | Escambia County


February 24, 2014

This is a great school if your a kiss up parent to the PTA, I am not nor do I feel I should have to be in order for my child to get a quality education! I am very involved with my child & my child's education. My children range in age from 21 to 10 & have witnessed the decline of this school it is heartbreaking. The principle selects who is worthy of her attention promotes a unfriendly environment to those who are not. She has run off the majority of good teachers, I'm lucky this year my child has a excellent one or I would have left. She blows off parent complaints, as I witnessed first hand. Principle of the year? I wonder what that title cost her? The assistant principal is a complete joke, I emailed her in response to a notice sent from her to me two months ago.... Still no response! I recommend this school to those who may be worthy of the leadership at this school... I hope you make the grade because this school doesn't anymore

Submitted by a parent

March 12, 2013

My neice is in Kindergarden , and is being bullied and the staff is doing nothing about it, and the principal is avoiding my sister. My neice is very shy and non- confrontational. She has social anxiety.

May 13, 2012

I believe that Cordova Park is way over rated and I think there are very few good teachers there that will give a ADHD child any extra help. They are misleading about the intervention programs that are supposed to be offered. the guidance councelor is very misleading concerning Intervention. They do not like questions" about the way they teach or intervention programs. They will not go out of their way to help a child even though the classrooms are small they cannot make the children behave in the classroom or students that are disruptive.

Submitted by a parent

November 5, 2010

Not prepared for ADHD students. There is good order at this school. No safety concerns unless we are speaking of the maturity level of the drivers picking up their children from school. Good programs and curriculum for the students. Everything runs very smoothly except for the dialog level between teachers and parents daily. The subject of bullying and awareness of students with disabilities needs work in the tolerance and sensitivity department. If your child moves nervously, talks too much or is anything less than all business minded and focused, be prepared for poor citizenship grades even at K level. They will not hesitate to give an ADHD student with all A's and B's an "F" in citizenship. If you have a normal child that is well behaved with no disabilities, this is a very good school and it would be easy for a motivated child to acheive

Submitted by a parent

October 3, 2009

The teachers and administration at Cordova Park Elementary are unbelievably good with the children. You can tell that they care, and that the children are their #1 priority. The curriculum is designed to make sure that every student is able to do their best in the best possible environment. The teachers keep in communication with the parents, and are great with the kids. I LOVE this school! I'd recommend Cordova Park to anyone whose child is starting (or changing) school.

Submitted by a parent

September 18, 2009

Cordova Park is top notch! The staff and parents work together to make the school's environment a happy and safe place for children and adults. Many people enter the school and within minutes state how lovely the environment is. Children are respectful, hold doors open for others, and are polite. You know it's a happy place when you see a 5th grader skip to the library. Go visit! You'll be impressed!

May 5, 2009

I have to agree with the parent who complained about the lack of communication. The staff only talk to the parents they want to talk to. I was new to the area and came halfway thru the school year and tried to volunteer but was told each time that the volunteers were already chosen not a very welcoming school. I also turned in one of those confidential school evaluation forms in a sealed envelope and my son watched as the teachers opened and read it after he turned it in. Very unprofessional. My son now attends a Santa Rosa county blue ribbon school and could not be happier.

Submitted by a parent

April 24, 2009

My son has been at Cordova since K and now going to 4th...he is a honor roll student and the teachers are the best!

Submitted by a parent

February 27, 2009

This is an amazing school with an amazing staff. The parents give a lot of time and energy. This is what makes this school an 'A'. By the way, the principal has worked at a failing school (Montclair) and turned it completely around.

January 23, 2009

I, myself, have recently taken my child out of Cordova Park and could not be happier! The principal has no communication skills whatsoever. I can recall several times she was going 'to look in to it' and call me back. I never received a call. We also had communication issues with the teacher. My child dreaded going to school in the morning and now can't wait to get there. Even during one of the fundraisers, I called and left messages for both parents in charge because I had questions and neither parent ever called back. Not an 'A' in my book at all.

Submitted by a parent

January 19, 2009

I have two students at CP. The teachers, Principle, special area teachers, and entire staff, all the way down to the custodians, are top-notch. The PTA has one of the best histories in the entire country. The volunteers are always in abundance. If anyone has a problem with CP they should take a look in the mirror. And yes, I mean you. This a wonderful school and anyone here should feel priveledged to attend. Go Colts !! Rick S.

Submitted by a parent

November 16, 2008

I have taken my children out of this school and am so happy I did. The school has major communication problems and a principal who does not go out of her way to meet/greet new parents. Being an 'A' school in this town is more about paperwork and politics than it is about the love of learning for the children who attend. If the principal is so good why don't they put her at a failing school and see what she can do? This school is full of teachers who are stuck up and judge children by their background and district than by treating them all as equal learners. Most teachers do not follow through on decisions made at parent conferences and take the easy road most of the time.

Submitted by a parent

November 14, 2008

I currently have two children attending Cordova Park, one in fifth grade and one in kindergarten. The fifth grader attended Scenic Heights K-3rd grade, when we moved into the Cordova Park district. His Fourth grade teacher was wonderful, and so far he loves his Fifth grade teacher just as well. I cannot begin to say enough good things about our Kindergarten teacher! The communication from both teachers and the administration is extremely helpful. We loved Scenic Heights and are even more impressed with Cordova Park.

Submitted by a parent

July 9, 2008

I am a teacher at Cordova Park and consider it an honor to work for such an outstanding principal and with such dedicated faculty and staff. Our school has once again earned the distinction of being an 'A' school. Our principal is the district's Principal of the Year. Her leadership, our active PTA, supportive parents, parners in education and our wonderful students make Cordova Park a wonderful school.

Submitted by a teacher

July 9, 2008

I have been a teacher at Cordova Park for many years..I have seen many changes but the teachers have never lost their love for the students or dedication to their profession. The federal and state government mandates have been overwhelming at times, because they do not give the schools the money or time to properly implement them. Cordova Park teachers give their on time and money everytime.... We love what we do... The parents, for the most part, are willing to do anything to help their child and teacher. We have an awesome PTA that takes on anything the school asks them to..fund raising, buying clothes for the needy children, coordinating and providing awards and recognition for the students. Our principal was district principal of the year. The school is a community and like any community, it is what you put into it.CP is the best!!!

Submitted by a teacher

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