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2019-2020 CHS Profile

650 D Avenue                                                                                                        

Coronado, CA 92118                                                                                               

Phone: (619) 522-8907                                                                                           

Fax: (619) 522-4053                                                                                       

CEEB Code: 050680

Principal: Shane Schmeichel 

Counselor: Kristine Johnston

Counselor: Lindsay Goldman

Counselor: Morgan Cummins

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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 2019 College Matriculation

Class of 2019 Colleges of Attendance

Albion College

American University

Arizona State University

Azusa Pacific University

Babson College

Boston College*

Brown University

Bucknell University

California Lutheran University

Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo*

California State University, Chico

California State Universtiy, Fullerton

California State University, Maritime Academy

California State University, Monterey Bay

California State University, Northridge

California State University, Sacramento

Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College

Colorado State University

Columbia University Sciences Po

Dixie State University

Duke University

Eastern Nazarene College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Florida State University

Fordham University*

Hillsdale College

Idaho State University

James Madison University

John Cabot University

Johns Hopkins University

Loyola Marymount University

Marist College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michigan State University

New York University

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University*

Pace University

Point Loma Nazarene University

Pratt Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhodes College

Rice University

Saint Louis University

Saint Michael’s College

San Diego State University*

San Francisco State University*

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

Seattle Pacific University

Siena College

Sonoma State University

Southern Methodist University

Syracuse University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

United States Air Force Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Naval Academy

Universidad Iberoamericana

University of Arizona

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

University of Florida

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Kentucky

University of Maine

University of Montana

University of Michigan

University of New Mexico

University of Oregon*

University of Pittsburgh

University of Portland

University of Puget Sound

University of Redlands

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco*

University of Southern California*

University of Victoria

University of Washington

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

Virginia Tech

Westmont College

Whittier College

Yale 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, except for Pre-Calculus Honors.


GPA (weighted) Breakdown for the Class of 2019 

51 earned 4.0+          (18%)           Highest GPA:   4.56

88 earned 3.5-3.99    (31%)            Average GPA:  3.38

55 earned 3.0-3.49    (20%)

43 earned 2.5-2.99    (15%)

39 earned < 2.5        (14%)


Post-High School Placement 

2019 Graduates: 280                                                                Attending an in-state institution:         51%

Attending a four-year college/university: 60%                             Attending an out-of-state institution:   49%

Attending a two-year college:                 25%

*Please call Lindsay Goldman at (619) 522-8907 x2091 to schedule college visits.

Class of 2019 Test Results          


SAT         143 participants                           

Evidence Based Reading    Mathematics                                                                                                                                                  

            603                          605            

ACT         130 participants                           

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