School Profile

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2016-2017 CHS Profile

CEEB Code: 050680 

Principal:   Jennifer Moore 

Counselor: Debbie Collins

Counselor: Emmanuel Mohareb

Counselor: Kristine Johnston

Counselor: Lindsay Goldman

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Coronado High School (CHS) is a four-year public high school located in the island village of Coronado near downtown San Diego. CHS is the only high school in the Coronado Unified School District and has an enrollment of approximately 1,200 students. Over 100 students are inter-transfers from San Diego County schools participating in special programs. Coronado students consistently test in the top 5% of students attending schools across the county. From 2008-2013, CHS ranked at or near the top of all comprehensive public high schools in San Diego County based on the state’s Academic Performance Index (API). CHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Curriculum Icon Curriculum 

Coronado High School offers the following 18 Advanced Placement (AP) and 5 Honors (H) courses: 

Geometry H
Algebra 2/Trig H
Pre-Calculus H
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
World History 9 H
AP World History

AP US History
AP Government
English 10 H
AP English Language
AP English Literature
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1
AP Spanish Language 
AP French Language 
AP Computer Science
AP Music Theory
AP Psychology
AP Studio Art 
AP Physics 2

Coronado School of the Arts: CoSA is a school-within-a school on the campus of CHS. Students attend a full load of academic classes in the traditional high school setting and then spend an additional three hours a day in CoSA’s conservatory style classes. CoSA students major in one of six disciplines: instrumental music, musical theatre, dance, technical theatre, visual arts, and digital media. 

Graduation Icon Graduation Requirements 

230 credits are required for graduation (one semester= 5 credits) 

English: 40 credits; Social Studies: 30 credits; Math: 30 credits; Science: 20 credits; Health/PE: 20 credits; Visual/Performing Art or Foreign Language or Career Tech Ed (CTE): 10 credits; Electives: 80 credits.

College Icon Class of 2016 College Matriculation

American University of Paris
Arizona State University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University
Bryn Mawr College
California Lutheran University
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo*
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Fullerton*
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, San Marcos
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado State University*
Duke University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universtiy
Emmanuel College
Florida State University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Gonzaga University
Grand Canyon University
Grinnell College
Hillsdale College
Louisiana State
University Marist College
Marquette University Marymount
Manhattan College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University, Oxford
Michigan State University
Montana State University (Bozeman)
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Northland College
Norwich University
Ohio University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pepperdine University
Platt College
Point Loma Nazarene University
Portland State University
Providence College
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Sam Houston State University
San Diego State University*
San Francisco State University*
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Seton Hall University
Sonoma State University
Southern Methodist University
Texas Christian University
United States Air Force Academy
Universidad Anahua
Universidad Iberoamericana
University of Alabama
University of Arizona*
University of Arkansas
University of California, Berkeley*
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles*
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego*
University of California, Santa Barbara*
University of California, Santa Cruz*
University of Colorado, Boulder*
University of Florida
University of Hawaii, Manoa
University of Idaho
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon*
University of Pennsylvania
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California*
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Washington State University
Westminster College
Westmont College
Willamette University

*Institutions to which 3 or more students have matriculated

Statistics Icon School Statistics 

Grading Scale: A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69, F=0-59 

GPA: A four point scale is used in computing the GPA: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. 

All subjects are included in the GPA calculation. 

AP courses are weighted by one point. Honors courses are not weighted, with the exception of Pre-Calculus Honors. 


GPA (weighted) Breakdown for the Class of 2016

Highest GPA: 4.52 | Average GPA: 3.34

  • 58 earned 4.0+ (22%) 
  • 76 earned 3.5-3.99 (25%) 
  • 70 earned 3.0-3.49 (19%) 
  • 47 earned 2.5-2.99 (21%) 
  • 35 earned < 2.5 (13%) 

Post-High School Placement 

  • 2016 Graduates: 290 
  • Attending a four year college/university: 69% 
  • Attending a two year college: 20% 
  • Attending an in-state institution: 57% 
  • Attending an out-of-state institution:  43%
Class of 2016 Test Results

  • SAT     217 participants          Critical Reading          Mathematics          Writing
                                                          574                      562                 545

  • ACT     126 participants          Composite Score

  • AP       197 Participants          Total # of Exams        Scores of 3 or Higher
                                                          984                         712 (72%)

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