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2020-2021 CHS Profile

650 D Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118                                                                                               
Phone: (619) 522-8907                                                                                  
CEEB Code: 050680
Principal: Shane Schmeichel  Assistant Principals, Catherine Burling and Timothy Hopper 
Counselors: Kristine Johnston, Lindsay Goldman, and Morgan Cummins
GPA (weighted) Breakdown for the Class of 2020 (270 students) 
84 earned 4.0+          (31%)           Highest GPA:   4.60
88 earned 3.5-3.99    (27%)            Average GPA:  3.48
55 earned 3.0-3.49    (16%)
43 earned 2.5-2.99    (14%)
39 earned < 2.5        (10%)

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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-district 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 20 Advanced Placement (AP) and 5 Honors (H) courses:
Integrated Math II H           AP US History                        AP Spanish Language                       AP Environmental Science 
Integrated Math III H          AP Government                     AP French Language                         
Pre-Calculus H                    English 10 H                         AP Computer Science Principles
AP Statistics                       AP English Language             AP Music Theory
AP Calculus AB                   AP English Literature             AP Psychology
AP Calculus BC                   AP Biology                            AP Studio Art                      
World History 9 H               AP Chemistry                        AP Physics 2
AP World History                 AP Physics 1                         AP Computer Science Java
Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA): 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 two hours per 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 (1 semester = 5 credits)
English: 40 credits; Social Studies: 30 credits; Math: 30 credits; Science: 30 credits; Health/PE: 20 credits; Visual/Performing Art, World Language, or Career/Tech Ed (CTE): 10 credits; Electives: 70 credits.
A typical schedule consists of 30 credits (6 courses) each semester.

College Icon Class of 2020 College Matriculation 

Arizona State University*
ArtCenter College of Design
Azusa Pacific University
Baylor University
Bentley University
Boston College
California Lutheran University*
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo*
California State Universtiy, Fullerton
California State University, Maritime Academy
California State University, Northridge
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Clemson University
Colorado School of Mines
Columbia College Chicago
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Harvey Mudd College
Hillsdale College
Indiana University
Jacksonville University
Loyola University Chicago
Lynn University
Maine Maritime Academy
Marist College
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University
Michigan State University
Missouri State University
Morehouse College
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Oregon State University
Pace University
Pepperdine University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Princeton University
Providence College
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Saint John's University
San Diego State University*
Sonoma State University*
Southern Utah University
Syracuse University
The Ohio State University
University of Arizona
University of California, Davis*
University of California, Los Angeles*
University of California, Merced
University of California, San Diego*
University of California, Santa Barbara*
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado*
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Mississippi
University of Montana
University of New Hampshire
University of Oregon*
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland
University of San Diego*
University of Southern California
University of Toronto
University of Vermont
University of Victoria
University of Washington
University of Wyoming
Washington State University
Whitman College
Whittier College
York College of Pennsylvania
*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, except for Pre-Calculus Honors.
GPA (weighted) Breakdown for the Class of 2020 (270 students) 
60 earned 4.0+          (22%)           Highest GPA:   4.65
68 earned 3.5-3.99    (25%)            Average GPA:  3.42
73 earned 3.0-3.49    (27%)
44 earned 2.5-2.99    (16%)
23 earned < 2.5        (9%)
Class of 2020 Test Results
SAT         178 participants       
Evidence Based Reading    Mathematics                                                                                                                                                  
            591                          601            
ACT         125 participants                           
Composite Score              25.3
Post-High School Placement
2020 Graduates:  272
Attending a four-year college/university:  65%
Attending a two-year college:  25%
Attending an in-state institution:  50%
Attending an out-of-state institution:  50%