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2018-2019 CHS Profile

650 D Avenue                                                                                                        

Coronado, CA 92118                                                                                               

Phone: (619) 522-8907                                                                                           

Fax: (619) 522-4053                                                                                       

CEEB Code: 050680

Principal: Shane Schmeichel 

Counselor: Debbie Collins

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 18 Advanced Placement (AP) and 5 Honors (H) courses:


Integrated Math II H           AP US History                        AP Spanish Language                        

Integrated Math III H          AP Government                     AP French Language

Pre-Calculus H                    English 10 H                         AP Computer Science

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


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 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.

College Icon Class of 2017 College Matriculation

Class of 2017 Colleges of Attendance

Academy of Art University

Arizona State University

Baylor University

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston University

Brigham Young University, Idaho

Brown University

Bryant University

Cal Maritime

California College – San Diego

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo*

California State University, Chico*

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Los Angeles

California State University, Monterey Bay

Catholic University of America

Central Washington University

Chapman University

College of Charleston

Christopher Newport University

Colorado State University*

Emerson College

FIDM Los Angeles

Florida State University

Furman University

George Washington University

Harvard University*

Hofstra University

Humboldt State University

Indiana University at Bloomington

Institut des Arts de Diffusion

James Madison University

Lewis & Clark College

Long Island University, Post

Loyola Marymount University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Marymount Manhattan College

McPherson College

Michigan State University*

Montana State University, Bozeman

National University

Universidad de Navarra

New School

New York University

Newcastle University

Northern Arizona University*

Northwestern University

Oregon State University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Pennsylvania State University

Pratt Institute

Princeton University

Saint Mary’s College of California*

Saint Michael’s College

San Diego State University*

San Francisco State University*

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

Sonoma State University*

Southern Methodist University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

United States Air Force Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Naval Academy

Universidad Iberoamericana

*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 2017 

65 earned 4.0+          (22%)           Highest GPA:   4.50

51 earned 3.5-3.99    (18%)            Average GPA:  3.22

63 earned 3.0-3.49    (22%)

55 earned 2.5-2.99    (19%)

56 earned < 2.5        (19%)


Post-High School Placement 

2017 Graduates: 290                                                                Attending an in-state institution:         61%

Attending a four-year college/university: 65%                             Attending an out-of-state institution:   39%

Attending a two-year college:                 29%

Class of 2017 Test Results          


SAT         178 participants                           

Evidence Based Reading    Mathematics                                                                                                                                                  

            590                          575            

ACT         127 participants                           

Composite Score


AP           142 participants                           

Total # of Exams       Scores of 3 or Higher

        831                       390 (73%)

Please call Lindsay Goldman at (619) 522-8907 X 2091 to schedule college visits.