Coronado High School (California)

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Coronado High School
650 D Ave

TypePublic school
School districtCoronado Unified School District
PrincipalShane Schmeichel
Staff55.00 (FTE)[1]
GradesGrades 9-12
Enrollment1,160 (2017–18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio21.09[1]
Campus typeopen (grades 9-12)
Color(s)Green, Black, White
Athletics conferenceIslander Sports Foundation(ISF)

Coronado High School (CHS) is a National Blue Ribbon high school in Coronado, California. The school was founded in 1913.

In 2008, the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School. CHS was the only school in San Diego County to win the award.[2] In 2016, CHS was ranked 433rd nationally and 70th amongst California high schools in the USNews list of "Best High Schools", out of more than 27,000 public high schools.[3] It was awarded the New American High Schools designation in 1998.[4] It offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, as well as Advanced Placement Classes.

In 2004, the school had grown to over 1000 students. Administrators set a non-binding guideline to limit the school to this size, but rejected a cap.[citation needed]

The Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA), San Diego's premier public arts high school, is located on the campus of CHS. CoSA currently has an enrollment of 160 students.[citation needed]


Coronado Sports, with the exception of Water Polo, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball, and Softball are played at Niedermeyer Field which was completed in 2000.[5] The Field, which hosts Football, Boys and Girls Soccer, and Boys and Girls Lacrosse was upgraded to field turf in 2005. The campus includes an aquatics complex named the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex.,[6] Three Coronado High School graduates played on the United States waterpolo team for the 2008 Olympics. In 1996, Adrian Taufaasau, a Coronado High quarterback, was tackled in a game and suffered what later was termed blunt force trauma to his head and neck, dying two days later. In 2007, Tennis Coach and Teacher Robbin Adair coached the Islanders to his 1,000th win.

Notable graduates[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Coronado High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
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  4. ^ New American High Schools
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-03-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Coronado Journal, July 3, 2008
  7. ^ Lisa Bruce produces The Theory of Everything
  8. ^ "Don Davis obituary". Archived from the original on 2008-04-13. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  9. ^ "Ken Huff obituary". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  10. ^ Nick Reynolds obituary
  11. ^ William Whitney obituary

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Coordinates: 32°41′30.38″N 117°10′43.13″W / 32.6917722°N 117.1786472°W / 32.6917722; -117.1786472