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Coronado High School

Public | 9-12 | 1287 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

I went to this school for four years and graduated with honors. This school was amazing, as were the teachers that taught me. I didn't see what the other reviewers were referring to, because when I went there, the teachers motivated me, especially when I did poorly on a test. Before this school, I had never thought about doing any honors classes or getting involved in my community by joining the Key Club, and NHS. This school showed me that sports can be fun, and a great motivator to stay on top of your grades. By joining a sport, I was able to make a family within school where I felt safe and welcome. Coronado High School was, and is, a great school, and I'm glad it's the high school I got to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2013

This school is terrific I've been going here for 4years and graduating This year. The teachers are wonderful and help when needed. There are many Clubs and after school activities for everyone. Go Dons


Posted August 27, 2013

Great school! Teachers are great and help when is needed. Teachers treat you with respect and also care if something is going on outside of school. I graduated 2011 and I can say I have had the best memories at this school. Go Dons!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2013

This school exceeded my expectations, the teachers were caring and compassionate and genuinely wanted my child to succeed. My daughter attended this high school and recieved a full ride scholarship to university and is now a medical doctor. Go dons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2012

Attending parent night should have been an indicator of why this school is doing so poorly considering it's extensive makeover and proclamation that this is a school in "Scottsdale". There were more staff than parents there so no wonder the staff aren't as invested as they should be. The sense I received from being on campus is that the staff are collecting a paycheck. The front office frowns and grumbles and my assessment is they avoid eye contact, for fear they might engage someone that wants them to work. I have given all of my child's teachers my e-mail address, practically begged them to call me if they see any troubling signs. So how can my child sit in a class everyday and do nothing and not a single e-mail. Skilled professionals. A great environment for success. I don't think so. I know test results aren't everything, but take a look folks. There are many schools with far tougher socioeconomic challenges that have excelled in spite of those challenges. It's a C rated school for a reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

Arizona doesn't have much to offer in its secondary educational facilities & Coronado takes 1st prize on being the most atrocious High Schools in the Scottsdale Unified School district. The teachers don't care much about the students education which in turn doesn't motivate the students in their academics. The cirriculum obviously needs to be revised when a teacher has over half of the class fail the subject. This is just one example of many complaints, but I don't just blame these neglegence on this educational facility, I also blame it on the community for not putting more emphasis on bettering their children's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

Have you ever seen the movie The Pregnancy Pact if not I would highly suggest watching it before thinking about enrolling your student here. I would love to share my whole review but it seems there is a limited about of space.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

Coronado H.S. is one of the best schools in the district. I am very pleased with my child's performance. I can see that the teachers strive to push my student to full potential. Every week, I hear my son coming home from school telling me that he loves the school. I highly recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

Great school, staff and neighborhood values! Like an extended family. (If you didn't like this school, more is amiss than just the school)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

Excellent school and staff. I'm really satisfied with the school. Go Dons!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2006

Coronado is an excellent school. The teachers work hard to educate and provide for their students in the best way that they possibly can with what little the Scottsdale School District provides them with. The Office Staff, Principal, and Teachers do an excellent job. The Scottsdale School District Administrators need to recognise this and allow more funds for Coronado and increase the pay for these teachers so they will stay with our school. Good teachers and faculty are hard to come by, don't wait to acknowledge this until you lose them and it's too late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2006

Quality of academic groups = acceptable Arts = Limited Parent Involvement = little
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 20, 2006

The worst school of schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2004

Excellent art and history programs. The school needs to promote itself more. I am a very satisfied parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2003

I'm a former Coronado student. I graduated in 2000, and from my 4 years there I know that it is a great school, the teachers are very friendly and personable. They aren't just teachers, they're also there when you need someone to talk to. Coronado is a school I would gladly send my own kids to one day.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 5, 2003

In general my daughter is happy at coronado. The art teacher, Mrs. Blum is the best. The dress code needs inforcing, as does the walkmans and food in class. The new principal is better than the last, even if he rides his Harley in the gym. The attendence staff are very rude and should not be working with the public.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
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In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 43%
White 32% 42%
Black 8% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (480) 484-6801

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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7501 E. Virginia Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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Phone: (480) 484-6800

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