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District Tempe Union High School District

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1001 E. Knox Road
Tempe, AZ 85284

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(480) 820-3632
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4 stars
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August 17, 2014
My son is just began his junior year at Corona Del Sol. Corona has been a terrific place for him to learn and grow. The academics have been tough and the music program has been excellent. There is something for everyone here. He has participated in after school clubs and feels a huge loyalty to Corona. The team sports after school have also given him a strong sense of self. High school years can be very rough on kids and although my son can be a bit of a loner, he continues to say he enjoys school and that Corona is the best. I couldn't ask for anything more.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2014
Corona is AWFUL. I could be sitting in class and I'll just see smoke coming from the back of the room because there are kids smoking back there!! And the teacher doesn't even care! Some of the teachers are great but overall, it isn't worth it. Maybe you'll get a good teacher, bust mostly, you won't. Not to mention the cliques! You can't turn anywhere without seeing a group making fun of a kid by himself. If you're thinking of Corona, don't. You'll just be miserable the entire time.

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2014
This school was the worst high school experience a student could ask for. Drugs are rampant in the school and the students are horrible, not just to each other but even to the teachers. I have not been very impressed with the majority of the teachers. Not to mention, the administration is not very organized or very helpful. In fact, they are rather rude and could care less about individuals. Also, it takes almost twenty minutes to get signed out of school because most of the time they just sit behind their desk doing nothing.

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2013
PRESCHOOL Review: This review is only for the preschool that is offered at this school, not the high school. This preschool is cheap! However, you get what you pay for. My daughter went to this school for a little over a year. The director told my child that if she did not follow directions "that Santa would not bring her any presents." I couldn't believe it! The assistant director (aka an adult) told me this was said. Not my child. Also, the directors give preferential treatment to students whose parents work at this school. Don't expect fair treatment here. I am a teacher and did not feel that my child was treated in a professional manner. I love that the children get to work with high schoolers, but couldn't be more disappointed in the leadership. Additionally, they serve so much sugary snacks to the children, it is ridiculous. Graham crackers covered in frosting are the norm.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
not good it has a loud libery it's quiet when someone inspects the school and they smoke in school everyday

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2013
I have one senior and one freshman this year. Corona is a fabulous school...from the faculty to the kids, I couldn't have asked for a better environment for my eldest. My freshman was identified as gifted and was registered at the Peggy Payne Academy but begged to go here because of his brother's experience, as difficult as a decision it was to make, we withdrew him and placed him in Corona w/ Honors classes. The music program is outstanding and I have no words for how much these teachers truly care about their students! The after hour time the faculty commits is astonishing and not common these days. If you're looking for a school that has a good balance between teaching independence and allowing for heavy parental involvement - Corona is the place for you. Just make sure your child is active in clubs or extra curricular activities....they will thrive!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
Finsihing up the year with my daughter, a senior and delighted that we chose our neighborhood school over the variety of choices - prep schools, charter, private etc. The teachers are dedicated and energetic, and she learned critical thinking in science and english, history was awesome too. Could list her favorite teachers, but more important we didn't encounter any problems and communication was better than expected at this large school. Variety of activities so lots of opportunities to find a smaller niche. It helped that she was in Honors & AP classes, perhaps, but we saw tremendous parent involvement and teacher committment at all levels. Need more counselors and more money and focus in Arizona for public education, but we have no regrets. Great school, amazing neighborhood, especially if you get involved.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2013
If you have money and would not like to be in a diversity area, this school is for you. The school only cares if the parents have money - if you are a single parent, they wouldn't stand up for your kids. .

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2012
Excellent school! One of my boys was in the gifted program and the other two in the Honors program. I was impressed with the parental involvement, extra curricular activities and great teachers. My boys were involved in sports, music and other clubs They have all graduated & received full merit scholarships. I expected more from the counselors but overall my boys state they had a good experience at Corona.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2011
Wow, what a great school! The faculty at Corona are serious about education, keeping the standards high instead of just babysitting the kids. The math and science departments could be improved, but English is on top of their game! A few too many silly electives detract from Corona's stellar reputation. Tons of sports and club opportunities as well! The absolute best is the school's gifted services coordinator. He is so friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and funny. He welcomed our children to the school, explained anything and everything they were concerned about, and followed up with them regularly to ensure their experiences at the school were challenging, rewarding, and fun. He made all three of them feel at home and cared about as individuals even though the school is on the large side. If you have academically motivated children who want the best all around high school experience, you cannot find a better school than Corona del Sol. My kids have graduated now, but they say the same.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2011
It has good academics BUT the kids here all horrible. They are mostly all stuck up!!!! WAY to many cliques!

- submitted by a student
April 12, 2010
My son is currently a junior and my daughter will be starting at Corona next year. The academic achievements at this school are comparable with a private school with a 5-figure tuition, but you have to be in the Honors classes - the regular classes get dumbed down too much. There are many really very good teachers, but also some who should not be doing this as their main profession. The trick is to talk with parents of older students to find out who the best teachers are and target getting your student placed with them. It doesn't always work, my son is batting 500 right now, but the good ones he's had have really made the difference. He's in the running for National Merit and it is in no small part to the efforts of teachers like Grow, Morgan, Nissly, and others. Oh and the band program is awesome!!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
Horrible school. There are so many cliques and if you arnt popular, you will be picked on my the teachers. Thats how bad it is. Never go to this school.

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April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
Excellent teachers, administration and staff. I love this school. My student loved this school too. It was a great learning and social experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
I miss Corona so much. It was the best experience of my life thus far. Make the best of your years here, they will go oh so quickly.

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November 07, 2007
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October 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 01, 2007
Spectacular emphasis on the truly important things in life...EDUCATION and a well rounded high school experience.

- submitted by a former student
July 03, 2007
I am 2007 graduate now attending ASU on scholarship, and I can safely agree that attending Corona del Sol was one of the best experiences of my life. The teachers and administrators for the most part are excellent, and all of them actually care about his/her students' well being. They make a large school seem much smaller and more personal. The athletics are great as well, and there is an large amount of student support (and school rivalry). Overall, it is truly a great place for young adults to grow up and make friends and a school that will open up many opportunities for those that want to be successful.

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June 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2007
Attending Corona del Sol was one of the most rewarding experience of my life. That being said, the school offers many pros and cons. For the ambitious student the academic program can prove challenging and rewarding. Relative to other public schools, Corona will provide a strong academic base, allowing those who seek higher education the opportunity to pursue so. However, the quality of teachers can be inconsistent, particularly in the Math department. Extracurricular activities is where Corona shines. The active student can choose to participate in over 100 clubs, sports, and performance groups. With state-championship caliber teams, an intensely active student council, and a nationally recognized band students have a myriad of options to choose from. Corona is a large school, and if your student does not thrive in social situations this might not be a good fit. Also, private schools may be a better option for Ivy League academic preparation.

- submitted by a former student
September 26, 2006
hello, My name is Brooke faith and I'm currently a freshman at corona. I think it is such an awesome school it definitely prepares its students for the future. To all the jr. high students who think high school is scary its so not! I love the freedom you get at corona and how much the teachers help you out! Especially Mr.schilling!

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June 19, 2006
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June 18, 2006
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May 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
As a student currently attending Corona, I believe that this school has a very good academic program and also offers many honors and AP courses. However, they seem to be lacking decent math teachers, particularly for the higher level math classes. Overall, the teaching quality is high but there are a few below average teachers. The music program is excellent and the marching band is undoubtly best in state. Corona also offers a variety of clubs and has a very good sports department. But overall, Corona is a fine school to attend.

- submitted by a student
April 19, 2006
CDS has an excellent administrative staff, they are truly concerned for the pupils. The baseball teams are amazing! The choirs are top notch. Our family has had an awesome experience at CDS, we will miss CDS when we move.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
I believe that Corona is an excellent school and that students get a well rounded education. There are many extra curricular activities. One area that does concern me us the Spanish program. The school is aware of this concern by several parents but nothing seems to changing. The language is geared toward the Spanish of Spain not Mexico. That does not make sense to me us our proximity to Mexico. We have been told that successful studentds from the Corona Spanish program go on to win awards and competitions but we feel the program needs to be geered to the majority.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
This is an excellent high school whose academics are superb. The honors program is unlike anyother.

- submitted by a student
September 29, 2005
Great programs for our kids. Daughter and son both excelled at Corona. Music and honors programs among the best -- probably best in the State. Certainly the band program is the best without question. Good level of parent involvment. Met many and engaged ourselves

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 21, 2005
My daughter is a senior at CDS High School. She is academically gifted, and has great support in the offering of advanced (AP) and Honors courses, and in college/career counseling. CDS ranks very well in district tests. I have also met many teachers and administrators at CDS who have been teaching or working there for 15 - 20 years. That says something positive about the principal and the academic/behavioral climate of the school. My only complaint would be the school's huge size - which is not CDS' fault. They manage almost 3,000 with great aplomb.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2005
Corona del Sol High School is located in South Tempe. Corona provides one the highest quality educational experiences while offering a full range of extra curriculuar activities. The quality of all programs is one of the best in the TUHSD.

- submitted by a administrator
July 20, 2005
This school is fine if your child has no learning issues or A.D.D. If they do forget it. Also this school is great if your family makes a lot of money.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
My son loves this school. They have a very good music program.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
Fantastic school...very diverse student body - full of high achievers

- submitted by a former student
May 17, 2005
My daughter's experience at Corona del Sol has been excellent. They are a well organized school with highly experienced teachers. I am frequently impressed with the programs that Corona offers.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
Two sons graduated from Corona del Sol and now my granddaughter is about to graduate. This has been a great school in all ways, academically, sports, music, etc. I'm in awe of the quality of your choral presentations. They are consistently outstanding and so professional. Thank you, Corona del Sol!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2005
Corona del Sol is a fabulous school! The faculty and staff are dedicated and involved. The student population is diverse and enthusiastic.

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April 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
Imagine a school where teachers teach with enthusiasm, guidance counselors really care and administration pays attention to what kida and parents say. Although student population is big (about 3200, I think), my child never got lost. Teachers call parents back! Guidance remembers your name. Administration is involved, concerned and participatory. Extracurricular activities are varied, well-supervised and wonderful. My experience with this school was nothing but strong and positive. We had to leave CdS because of a family move and, boy, do we miss it. As a parent who has experienced CdS and now,a different school, I'm confident in saying, 'There's no place like CdS! There's no place like CdS! There's no place like CdS!'

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2005
Corona is one of the best schools in Arizona. It's a 5A school with (As of '04-'05) 2800 students. It has excellent programs in both academics and sports, and offers literally almost a hundred or more clubs to join. The performing arts are also brilliant, with four full bands, orchestra, piano classes, guitar, entire percussion classes, and a developing world music (Better known as Steel Drums) class. An excellerated program is also offered, which includes honors and AP courses. Every year it has many National Merit Scholars. Overall, this is a great school with tons of parental support and a great atmosphere for any family!

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September 13, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
April 14, 2004
Corona del sol has been a very good school for my two teens. It appears to be a safe evironment with good follow up from the school regarding attendance or problems with schooling. I was impressed that they are strict on checking after the kids who missed school and have been happy to participate on the whole when contacted about your child's progress.

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Corona Del Sol High School
1001 E. Knox Road, Tempe, AZ  85284
(480) 839-0292
Last modified Corona Del Sol High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Corona Del Sol High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews.