• About Cornelia

    School Hours: 7:50 AM to 2:25 PM

Main entrance to Cornelia Elementary


  • School Office

    Phone: 952-848-4600
    Fax: 952-848-4601
    Attendance Line: 952-848-4602

    Office Hours: 7:15 am - 3:30 pm

    Ellen Bowden, Principal's Secretary

    Jennifer Lugo, Teacher Admin. Asst. 

  • Cornelia Elementary School is one of six elementary public schools within the Edina School District. It is located in the southeast quadrant of Edina in Minnesota.

    The school is situated on a 25-acre site which includes a modern playground, skating rinks, ball fields, and tennis courts.

    All of the Edina Schools are excellent and each has its own individual personality. Cornelia Elementary is a K-5 school with an enrollment of about 600 students. We are unique in several ways:

    • focus on inclusivity.  Cornelia has a racially and culturally diverse student body and families and staff take pride and see the rich diversity of our students and families as a huge asset.  
    • a focus on reading and math.  Cornelia Staff is dedicated to personalizing instruction for students through Response to Intervention (RtI).  Through RtI teachers address the varied learning needs of students.
    • a calm learning atmosphere. 

    Cornelia CARES

    At Cornelia our character education program, CARES, focuses on the following virtues:

    C = Choose Safety
    A = Assert Yourself
    R = Respect People and Things
    E = Empathize Always
    S = Seek Self Control