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Coronado High School

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Posted December 17, 2013

The best part of this school is the counseling office with Ms. Kristi Emerson at the helm. Ms. Emerson has been an incredible leader in supporting kids with LD. She has supported both of my sons and coordinated teacher meetings, mentored my sons toward achieving self advocacy skills and assured that they received their accommodations for the ACT and SAT tests. When leadership such as Ms. Emerson's is present, kids with LD are given a fighting chance to receive an optimal educational experience. The only reason I rank this school with less than five starts is that, unfortunately, some teachers are still making moral judgments about kids with LD. My son had the misfortune of encountering that teacher, who, by the way, did not hesitate at all in admonishing my son in my very presence, by saying, "I know you have this disability, but at some point you have to take responsibility." I wonder if this same teacher expects paraplegic kids to just stand up and walk in order to "take responsibility?" Obviously, this school can do more to educate it's educators about the nature of LD. So with this caution, I would recommend this school, but beware of the undercurrent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

Over all Coronado is a pretty good school and has a lot of school spirit and pride. As far as the classes and teachers go it can be kind of a hit or miss, some of the teachers are really good at what they and do a good job at getting everyone involved and engaged but others seem to simply not care or have a hard time teaching their students. Another thing is if you're having a hard time with something its kind of hard to find someone to help and the only tutoring offered is in the library where you don't seem to always get the help you need. Last thing is while the principal this year was great he is being moved and we're getting a new one who may or may not be as good as our current one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2011

Great high school! Very spirited, has good teachers, good classes, and high academics. Go Coronado Cougars!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2011

I am a sophomore at Coronado and I must say, it is amazing! Now, the academics isnt all THAT great, with a student teacher ration of like 35:1, but the school is very spirited and amazingly fun. Teachers are great, and you make friends easily because there are SO many students :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2011

Coronado HS has some excellent and very qualified teachers and a very few who could use another vocation. If you are a motivated student you can get a very good education here in preparation for college, If you have some academic challenges or lack maturity be prepared for a very difficult time. The Principal has recently changed but the previous Principal was pretty much hopeless and never wanted to deal with problems. The main weakness I have observed is the general willingness to allow students to languish without any intervention on the part of the teachers. If you are a parent with a student that struggles in one or more areas be prepared because you are going to have to shoulder the load.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I have never seen another school with as much spirit as mine has. Homecoming week is the biggest spirit week at school and we live it up to the fullest. Red and gold walks the halls for five days straight and on Saturday will invade Old Colorado City with our enthusiasm as we show off the biggest parade in the state. Our football stadium is packed beyond belief (even if our team hasn't won the homecoming game in 7 years) to show our school pride and support our players. Beyond homecoming, every friday is red and gold day and our spirit assemblies are louder than you can imagine, full participation required. When our basketball team makes it to play-offs we have the biggest away crowd even if we have to drive an hour to make it to the hosting school. Other schools might see us as obnoxious, but its really our cougar pride showing through. Our robotics team, Prostart, mock trial, wrestling team, and tennis team, along with many other school sponsored clubs and athletics have won competitions and awards from all over the state. I mean, where do you think Henry Cejudo came from?
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2008

This school is an awesome school. The have honors, AP, and Cougar Gold classes for accelerated students who are looking for a challenge and a wide variety of normal classes for regular students.Two exceptional qualities about Coronado are their electives and extracurriculars. They have tons of sports and clubs to get involved in and their electives range from video game constructing classes, to bowling, to basketweaving, to engineering, band orchastra and many more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2007

At Coronado High School, Colorado Springs, CO, the advanced science, math, english, and pre-engineering programs are outstanding and are taught by highly-capable instructors. Sure, students and parents must learn how to work with the high school and teachers, especially during difficult times, but I think that Coronado High School is one of the most competitive schools in the country. As evidence of this assertion, my daughter graduated in the Spring of 2006 and then was accepted to and has now successfully completed one year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I have had 3 children at Coronado High School. The staff at this school have been consistently unresponsive to the need of my children. This school has enormous resources including a large budget but refuses to respond to the need of children or the input of parents. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

This is an excellent school, known for it's engineering base. The average academic scores are above other schools in its district, and it is not overcrowded. In sports, their swim team is second to none. The one thing about this school that is not known about is their exceptional band program, headed by Alan Combs. They consistently beat other schools in a multi state arena, and continue to improve with every year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2005

This is a pretty good school, and their varsity football team is good
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 39% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Female39%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligible32%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students66%
Female73%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female33%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible62%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students57%
Female64%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

99%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

75%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 57%
Hispanic 20% 32%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Black 4% 5%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Drama

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  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

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  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

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