USD 497 Invites the Community to a Construction Kickoff Celebration from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Sunset Hill Elementary, 901 Schwarz Road (Additional parking available at West Middle School). Please join us for a Community Open House and Student Art Show, featuring plans for spring school bond issue construction projects and student work from Cordley, Hillcrest, Kennedy, Langston Hughes, New York and Sunset Hill Elementary Schools and Lawrence Free State High School. Construction Kickoff Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments served.
"It's not how far we have walked, but which way we are walking."
Rev. Richard Cordley, early abolitionist pastor in Lawrence, Kansas
Cordley Elementary School has the distinction of being the oldest elementary school in Lawrence.
Today, Cordley is a successful and happy school with an active parent body.
Welcome to Cordley Elementary School!
Welcome and thank you for visiting Cordley Elementary’s homepage.
At Cordley we pride ourselves in being able to offer students an environment where high academic standards coexist with warmth and caring. These are characteristics of a great school, and they certainly describe Cordley.
From the custodians who clean the building to the teachers in the classrooms, I believe all are driven by one thing- the betterment of each Cordley student.
Our first priority at Cordley is making a positive impact on children's lives and it is exciting to see the results of our efforts. Again, thank you for taking time to visit our site and learn more about our school.