About Our School

Welcome to Maggie Cordova Elementary!
Our School was named in honor of Margarita Moreno Cordova, the first Executive Director of Special Services for Rio Rancho Public Schools. Maggie passed away in 2005 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Keeping Maggie's philosophy of neighborhood schools, Cordova Elementary strives to keep her vision and dreams a reality.
The school currently serves close to 900 students. The facility is an award-winning building and the staff is exemplary. Our school is a PLC (Professional Learning Community). We believe in setting educational goals that the community, parents, children, and school staff can work on achieving together. Come volunteer and make a difference!

Title IX Compliance Policy Statement
School Mascot: Dragon
School Colors: Red and Gold
Principal: Stephanie Nieto
Assistant Principal: Bianca Getchell

Administrative Assistant: Reina Almodova
Admissions:  Angela Hunkins-Miller
Receptionist: Crystal Shainin
Office hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
School day begins:  8:55 am First Bell;  9:00 Tardy Bell
School day ends:  4:00 pm (12:45 pm on Wednesdays)
Phone number:  505-994-0229
Student Absences
If your child will not be attending school, please remember to call the office, by 9 am. Leave the child's name, teacher and the reason for the absence.  The attendance line is 505-994-0229 ext 1.
Keeping the Student Information System and contact information updated is very important! Please provide address, phone and email changes to the main office and to your child's teacher

Please email the webmaster regarding updates and/or corrections on the school website.  

HOW TO GET TO THE SCHOOL (1500 Veranda Road - Rio Rancho)
  • From Unser Blvd, head west on Cabezon Blvd (at the traffic light), then turn right on Veranda Road.

    (You must use this entrance if you want to join the Parent PickUp Lane line at the end of the day.)
  • From Southern Blvd, head south on Veranda Road which is immediately west of the traffic light at Tarpon Road.