Coronado High School (California)
|Coronado High School|
650 D Ave
Coronado, California 92118
|School district||Coronado Unified School District|
|Campus type||open (grades 9-12)|
|Color(s)||Green, Black, White|
|Athletics conference||Islander Sports Foundation(ISF)|
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.
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
- 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
- "Coronado High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
- New American High Schools
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-03-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Coronado Journal, July 3, 2008
- Lisa Bruce produces The Theory of Everything
- Don Davis obituary
- Ken Huff obituary
- Nick Reynolds obituary
- William Whitney obituary