Coronado High School (Coronado, California)
|Coronado High School|
|School district||Coronado Unified School District|
|Campus type||open (grades 9-12)|
|Color(s)||Green, Black, White|
In 2008, the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School. CHS was the only school in San Diego County to win the award. 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. It was awarded the New American High Schools designation in 1998. 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.
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, of which nearly 70% come from outside of Coronado.
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. 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., 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.
- Layne Beaubien – water polo player, 2004, 2008 & 2012 Olympics
- Lisa Bruce – film producer, The Theory of Everything (2014 film)
- Don Davis – politician
- Ken Huff – former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League.
- Genai Kerr – water polo player, 2004 Olympics*Alan G. Poindexter – NASA astronaut
- James Maslow - singer/TV star
- Jim Morrison - lead singer of The Doors
- Karlyn Pipes - decorated Masters-level swimmer and author of "The Do-Over"
- Nick Reynolds – founding member of The Kingston Trio (class of 1951)
- Jesse Smith – water polo player, 2004, 2008 & 2012 Olympics
- William Witney – movie director
- New American High Schools
- Coronado Journal, July 3, 2008
- Lisa Bruce produces The Theory of Everything
- Don Davis obituary
- Ken Huff obituary
- Nick Reynolds obituary
- William Whitney obituary