Cordley Elementary

Contact Information

Cordley Elementary School
1837 Vermont St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
PH: (785)832-5640
Fax: (785)832-5658

School Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays:


Office Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Boys and Girls Club Program:
3:50pm - 6:00pm
Site Manager: TBD
PH: 785-393-4921

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Cordley Trailer ~ A Whole New Cordley



 Mark your calendars ~ Cordley's Sneak Peek Night will be Aug. 18th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Families can stop by anytime to see the new school, your child(ren)'s teacher, and drop off supplies at this time. We can't wait to see you then! Be sure to check out the video trailer above!


If your family qualifies for free or reduced lunches and would like assistance for school supplies, please read the following flyer regarding where you can complete an application.  Applications are due by July 31st.  Back 2 School Information Flyer.

2015-16 School Calendar Changes

In an effort to provide educators more planning and professional development time, the Lawrence Board of Education and Lawrence Education Association, which represents teachers, have agreed to changes in our 2015-16 school hours and calendar. The district will add five minutes to the school day for elementary and high schools and three minutes for middle schools. Our 2015-16 School Hours are 8:45 a.m.-3:50 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri./8:45 a.m.-2:20 p.m. on Wednesdays. The extended school days enable a reduction in the number of elementary and middle school instructional days by two, while maintaining the number of instructional hours in the school year. The district will continue to meet or exceed Kansas State Department of Education requirements of 1,116 instructional hours. The two instructional days will be exchanged for district professional development days for elementary teachers on October 16 and January 5 and for middle school teachers on November 6 and February 19. The additional days have been built into the calendar in such a way that our elementary and middle school students will both be out of school on these days. In addition to addressing planning time needs for our teachers, these changes enable the district to provide necessary training, reduce the amount of time teachers must leave their classrooms for training and decrease substitute teacher costs. The focus of district professional development is to address our school improvement initiatives and the board’s excellence, equity and engagement goals to raise the achievement of all students, while closing achievement gaps.
Enrolling Your New Student - Families may start the enrollment process for new students online from any computer or visit the Enrollment Center, 110 McDonald Drive. The Enrollment Center welcomes walk-ins during weekdays, 7:30 am-4:30 pm, except holidays. Please bring current immunization record, original birth certificate, contact information for previous school, proof of residency (contract, lease agreement or current utility bill) and a health physical (if entering a Kansas school for the first time and between the ages of 5-9). Please contact the Enrollment Center at 785.330.1921 with questions.


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Take a look at the improvement plans for Cordley!
Outside View

1st Floor and Office Level

2nd Floor




The Cordley Construction Committee was invited to take a tour of the still under construction building. It looks amazing! Natural light radiates through the new additions, rooms are being painted and floors are being refinished. The end is in sight and we are all going to enjoy our new environment! We can’t wait to share it with you! There will be a celebration next year to celebrate our grand re-opening and 100th Anniversary! We look forward to that day with much anticipation!