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2022-2023 Coronado High School Profile

650 D Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 522-8907
Fax: (619) 437-0236
CEEB Code: 050680

Principal: Karin Mellina
Counselor: Morgan Cummins
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-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 21 Advanced Placement (AP) and 6 Honors (H) courses:

AP US History
AP Government
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP World History
AP Computer Science JAVA
AP Human Geography
AP Environmental Science
AP Studio Art
AP Psychology
AP Music Theory
AP Computer Science
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Biology
AP English Literature
AP English Language
AP French Language
AP Spanish Language
English 10 H
Pre-Calculus H
H Cybersecurity
H Human Body Systems
H Biomedical Innovations
H Principles of Engineering

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 one to 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 (1 semester = 5 credits)
English: 40 credits; Social Studies: 30 credits; Math: 30 credits; Science: 30 credits; Health/PE: 20 credits; Visual/Performing Art or World Language or Career/Tech Ed (CTE): 10 credits; Electives: 70 credits.

Our school is on a block scheduling system with 2 terms. Students can take up to 4 courses each term. A typical schedule consists of 3 courses per term. Because we are a small high school, students may have scheduling conflicts with the 4x4 schedule and taking multiple AP classes.

College Icon Class of 2022 Colleges of Attendance 

Anahuac University
Arizona State University (Main Campus)
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Baylor University
Boston College
Boston University
Bryant University
Cal Poly Humboldt
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo)*
California State Polytechnic University (Pomona)
California State University (Channel Islands)
California State University (Chico)
California State University (Long Beach)
California State University (San Marcos)
Carthage College
Catholic University of America
Clackamas Community College
Colby College
Colorado State University (Fort Collins)
Columbia University
DePaul University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach)
Grossmont College
Haverford College
High Point University
Hult International Business School (Boston)
IE University
Jacksonville University
Lake Forest College
Louisiana State University
Marymount Manhattan College
Michigan State University
Montana State University
New York University
North Dakota State University
Northern Arizona University
Occidental College
Ottawa University (Surprise Campus)
Pace University (New York City)
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Penn State University (Main Campus)
Penn State University (World Campus)
Pepperdine University
Princeton University
Purdue University (Main Campus)
Rhode Island School of Design
San Diego City College*
San Diego Mesa College*
San Diego State University*
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University*
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Monica College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Southwestern College*
Stanford University
Suffolk University
The Ohio State University (Main Campus)
The University of Alabama*
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Trinity College Dublin
United States Naval Academy
University of Arizona*
University of Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University of California (Berkeley)*
University of California (Davis)
University of California (Irvine)*
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 Boulder
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Mississippi
University of Nevada (Las Vegas)
University of New Hampshire (Main Campus)*
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco*
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Sydney
University of Virginia (Main Campus)
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Westmont College
*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 and Honors courses are weighted by one point.  
GPA (weighted) Breakdown for the Class of 2023
Highest GPA:  4.56    Average GPA:  3:44
GPA (weighted) Breakdown for the Class of 2023 
60 earned 4.0+          (27%)           Highest GPA:    4.56
68 earned 3.5-3.99    (26%)            Average GPA:  3.44
73 earned 3.0-3.49    (20%)
44 earned 2.5-2.99    (17%)
23 earned < 2.5        (10%)
Post-High School Placement
2022 Graduates:  
Attending a four-year college/university:  55%
Attending a two-year college:  45%
Attending an in-state institution:  52%
Attending an out-of-state institution:  45%