Corona High School

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Corona Senior High School
Corona High School - Main.JPG
1150 West Tenth Street
Corona, California
United States
Type Public high school
Motto A Tradition of Excellence
Established 1896
School district Corona-Norco Unified School District
Faculty 160
Enrollment 2,933 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s)      Red
Team name Panthers
Rival Santiago High School
Corona High School
Corona High School is located in California
Corona High School
Corona High School is located in the US
Corona High School
Location 815 W. 6th St., Corona, California
Built 1923
Architect Wilson, G. Stanley; Sias, Richard
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP August 3, 2005

Corona Senior High School (CHS) is a California Distinguished School high school in the city of Corona, California, a growing city in the Inland Empire of Southern California. CHS is one of eight high schools in the Corona-Norco Unified School District.


CHS was the first high school in the area, established in 1894 when high school students met in the upper floor of the Corona Grammar school located in what now is called Victoria Park. The first actual High School opened in 1907. It was built in the Classic Revival style with columns and lots of steps on the front, on the west side of Main Street between Grand Boulevard and Olive street. This campus remained a high school until 1923, when the number of students outgrew the available classroom space. The second Corona High School was constructed, in the Mediterranean Revival style, at 815 West Sixth Street. This campus was designed by G. Stanley Wilson, an exceptional architect from Riverside, California, who had also designed parts of the Mission Inn. This campus remained in use as a high school until December 1960, when once again, the number of students exceeded its capacity After the high school moved from its second campus, the campus became Corona's Civic Center and City Hall. The second high school building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

The high school was relocated to 1150 West Tenth Street during the 1960-61 school year to accommodate a rapidly growing number of students wishing to attend. The graduates of 2012-2013 was the 118th graduating class at Corona High School.


Corona High School has a diverse student population of more than 4,000 students including; 4.3% African American and 54.0% Hispanic or Latino. White students make up approximately 35.1% of the student population. As of 2005 it was reported that 45.1% of the students at Corona High School come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes. Although nearly half the students come from disadvantaged families, they comprise one of the highest graduation levels in the state with 94.6%.

Assertive Discipline at Corona High School is a consistency-based approach to classroom and school discipline. It is designed to create a positive educational atmosphere and provide educators with skills and confidence necessary to effectively reduce discipline problems. Every classroom has a set of assertive discipline program charts posted in the room. Teachers discuss the rules and the positive and negative consequences of the program with their students. The practices and procedures for discipline, tardiness, and truancy are aimed at teaching responsibility and building positive self-esteem. Each student receives the teacher's discipline plan included as part of the course syllabus. Corona High School exhibits pride, high morale, order and discipline, and respect for individual rights and responsibilities. In the 2005-2006 school year there were a total of 337 suspensions and 20 expulsions at Corona High School, well below the District average.


Corona's course offerings reflect the diversity of the school community. Classes offered include career/technical classes, honors and advance placement, a four-year AVID program, English acquisition, sheltered classes in core subjects, visual and performing arts, and special education.

All students are offered a core academic curriculum which stresses academic excellence. Advanced Placement and honors courses are offered in Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Science, and Foreign Language. Educational programs are provided to enhance the educational opportunities for disadvantaged, ESL, and Special Education students.

A mural of the high school's black panther mascot.

Students have the opportunity to enroll in advanced placement (AP) courses at Corona High School. Students who successfully pass an optional end-of-course exam generally receive college credit. Of the 302 Advanced Placement Exams taken in Music Theory, English Literature, French and Spanish Languages, Calculus, Sciences (such as Biology and Physics), and Social Sciences (such as European History and Psychology), 61% passed. The school district passing rate was 48.2%. The Riverside County, California state and national passing rates were 45.6%, 57.1%, and 59.6% respectively.

The instructional program at Corona High School is based on the State’s Academic Content Standards. Higher-level thinking skills are emphasized at all grade levels for all students. Teachers use criterion-referenced tests, teacher-made tests, common benchmark assessments, portfolios, and observations to assess student performance. Planning days and minimum days enable teachers to appropriately plan the cooperative delivery of instruction in support of the core curriculum to all students.

Teachers are an important part of the leadership of Corona High School. The staff serves on grade-level and subject-department teams to plan curriculum and recommend solutions to problems. Staff members communicate and learn from each other, both formally and informally.

Students with special needs are served in a variety of ways. The Student Study Team (SST) is a site-based group that works to provide modifications of and accommodations to the general education program. Modifications or accommodations could be provided by support personnel, such as school counselors, nurses, or psychologists. Intensive modifications/accommodations may require special education services which include, but are not limited to, special education itinerant services (for example, speech and language, adaptive physical education, occupational therapy), and resource specialists or special day class programs.


Corona High School offers a full range of sports, many of which have participated in CIF playoffs, and/or have won CIF Divisional championships. Booster clubs have added significant strength to many of the sports and organizations.

Fall Sports: Football, Boys Water Polo, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Girls Pep Squad. Winter Sports: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Water Polo, Wrestling. Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Golf, Girls Swimming, Boys Swimming, Girls Track, Boys Track, Boys Tennis, Boys Volleyball.

Performing arts[edit]

Corona High also offers a performing arts program with dramas, musicals, five choirs, marching/pep band, jazz band, symphonic band and video production which used to run the only daily live news broadcast in the Corona-Norco Unified District.

Clubs on campus[edit]

Corona High School offers a broad range of clubs, societies, organizations and student interest groups which have continuously received District, Regional, Statewide, and in the case of History Day projects, National recognition. Clubs Have on campus supervisors. Clubs are to have elected officers in which the students will choose, to run meetings. A proposed budget, constitution, charter and approval from the Activities Director and Administration is required to start any club.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Corona High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Winn, Richard and Mary (December 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Corona High School". National Park Service. Retrieved September 5, 2013.  Accompanied by photos.
  4. ^ BASEBALL: Corona’s Beck is Player of the Year – Press Enterprise

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