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Corona Del Sol High School

Public | 9-12 | 2449 students


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Posted 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

Posted 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!
—Submitted by a student

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted April 7, 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

Posted January 20, 2006

This is an excellent high school whose academics are superb. The honors program is unlike anyother.
—Submitted by a student

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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 an administrator

Posted 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

Posted June 14, 2005

My son loves this school. They have a very good music program.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 1, 2005

Fantastic school...very diverse student body - full of high achievers
—Submitted by a former student

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted April 9, 2005

Corona del Sol is a fabulous school! The faculty and staff are dedicated and involved. The student population is diverse and enthusiastic.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted April 1, 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

Posted 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!
—Submitted by a student

Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.









The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.









The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.







The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.








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In 2013-2014 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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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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
White 65% 42%
Hispanic 15% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1001 E. Knox Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
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