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Coronado High School

Public | 9-12 | 2590 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2014

My school is the best experience I have ever had regarding education, I came from other country and it was a challenge to fit in in this new environment, but Coronado students are really charismatic and there is no hate for anyone, all of us are Thunderbirds as a whole. The majority of the teachers know what to do in class. The secretaries, counselors and coordinators are really helpful. Coronado High School is a great school, I honestly think that it is one of the best schools to attend in El Paso.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2011

This school is probably the best school to send your kids to in the El Paso area. Even people from the other side of the border in Mexico send their kids here. It has a great learning environment and the students are really nice. Everyone talks to each other and everyone has enormous school spirit. Best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2010

I think this school is the best school you can ever send your child to its progressed by far what it had been i really like this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2010

We are from Germany and my son attends the IB program. I am very happy with this school. The IB coordinator is great and very nice. I really recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Im a current student at Coronado High School. Coronado is a good school but it is not great. There is a lot of students who dont even try and the standard has gone down. Im a member of the IB program and it is an excellent program. Discipline at Coronado is a joke, there is a lot of what we call 'cholos.' There are many great teachers and many of them have a masters degree which is outstanding. The one thing I love about Coronado is that there is really no cliques, everyone hangs out with everyone and it is a really friendly environment. The new additions of D and E buildings are very nice and the principal is excellent but the school does need a higher standard on discipline.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

Im so proud to be CHS parents, they are great staff, teacher, worker and the students. Thanks for the opportunities that you give to the students and also the programs that the School have. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks CHS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Love the teachers, and people there. Everything seems to be a great balance there. The teachers seem to like teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

I m a CHS graduate who has started college and I am proud to have gone to such a well-rounded school. Thanks to Coronado s diversity (due to Westside El Paso s demographics) I have had a smooth transition into the cultural diversity at my college. For the most part, teachers there are good and if not good at least caring. I know very few people in college who had high school teachers with master s degrees, while most of mine did. I went to Coronado after 10 years at a prestigious private school, and I can say with certainty that it was a great choice to continue my education. The AP and IB programs are excellent, but I know kids that took regular courses and still made it into respectable universities. Thank you, Coronado.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2007

this school has always had a good histroy of academics, and athletics. expecially the fine arts department
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2007

The school is over-crowded and it caters mostly to the upper crust and lower tier students. The truth is,average students receive mediocre support. I can count on one hand the really good teachers and some of them are gone now. Discipline and attendance checks are a joke. I had to have my son finish elsewhere because of the lack of teacher support and administrative apathy. Don't get me wrong, the principal is great, but her underlings undermine her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2006

Only school in the city with an IB program. CHS emphasizes discipline, balance between extra-curricular activites and college-level curriculum. Teachers are caring and dedicated,as are the parents. Great overall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

Great school with a great tradition in west el paso, great academics and spirit, also good learning environment with great AP program
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2003

I'm in the IB program at Coronado. There's no doubt that Coronado is the best school. There are many clubs such as student council, fencing, debate, mock trial, sports, and much more. The teachers are qualified and genuinely care about their students. I give coronado 2 thumbs up and 5 stars.


Posted August 10, 2003

Coronado's academic excellence is noteworthy. It provides the opportunity for students to participate in the International Baccalaureate Program. Its High-Q teams have competed nationally and its Academic Decathlon Teams have consistently gone to state competition. This year Coronado was the only local school to have two National Merit Scholars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

This school is possibly the best in El Paso. College almost seems easy at times for me after the preparation my teachers gave me. The fine arts program is undersupported, yet the most succesful in the area. The orchestra, band, and choir have all preformed worldwide with high honors. The academics are also incredible. It is the only IB school in El Paso. Although over crowded, this school is definitely above the rest in El Paso.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

835 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

826 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

540 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

530 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

532 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

530 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

597 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

597 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

598 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

650 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

585 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

693 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

736 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

611 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

613 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

664 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

660 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education48%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education53%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English94%
Migrant90%
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education52%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education34%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant21%
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black or African American55%
Asian94%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education12%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant0%
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education42%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English90%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education29%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English66%
Migrant20%
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education57%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English95%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%

U.S. History

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%

World Geography

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant73%
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education35%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 76% 52%
White 18% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MARIA MORALES
Fax number
  • (915) 587-6458

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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