"There are some amazing teachers, and some not-so-dedicated teachers, just like at any school. My child also has to deal with the strong bias among students regarding anyone new or less affluent. While the Coronado HS has some wonderful opportunities in sports and academics, it can be a very tough place to fit in."
"I had to leave Coronado early because I moved to Anacortes. Coronado is an awesome school with a beautiful campus and a strong curriculum. A lot of AP Classes were offered and they were really difficult because of the assignments they gave you. It was a lot of work, but it is preparing you for the college courses in the future. The sports are amazing too. They aren't lenient about being out of shape because they want to succeed and excel in the season and win the CIF! I played lacrosse for two years and I loved my coaches. The athletic office knows who's right for the positions as coach. Finally, the school spirit is amazing! They get everyone involved and pumped up at basketball games, football games, etc. I never got involved in those during my Freshman year because I moved there as a new student due to being military brat . I was very shy, but If I had the time to go back, I would take those chances and get involved in every activity! Take your years at high school very seriously and have fun too while you're at! I missed a lot and I wish I could start high school all over again! I definitely recommend attending Coronado High because your experience there will be worth it :)"
"My daughter went here for her junior year of high school. We are a Navy family, so she's used to making new friends everywhere she goes, and has never had a problem with it. That is, until she joined the Coronado High School "community." The first week at school, the local kids were cold and cruel. She would come home crying, and she is a tough girl who has survived bullying from her "best friend." My husband and I thought that it would progressively get better as the year continued, but it never did. We then found out that there were webpages created, such as CHS Confessions page, which was taken down, to bully fellow students. In one of her classes, she would be left alone to work on partner work, making it so that she would have to work with the teacher. She only did one year there, and if she stayed, she would probably have chosen to be homeschooled for her senior year. If you are moving to the San Diego area, I would recommend a totally different school. One thing we did find is that she had great teachers."
"Coronado is a great school overall. It is well rounded in that the academics have several different levels that push everyone to be better, great sports, and excellent arts programs. Our arts school, CoSA is top rated and the ceramics program is just about state of the art. The teachers take a different approach to learning than many other schools I've heard of. They will flat out tell you if they are just teaching so,etching because it is required and will discuss just about anything with you. The teachers are easy to trust and, though slightly insane, really do care about their students. The biggest problem is the divide between the sports players, ROTC kids, and the CoSA kids."
"Coronado High offers an excellent learning enviornment for its students. The teachers show sincere interest in their students and are always more than willing to help before or after school. The administration is constantly ensuring the well being of their students. Coronado High offers enough extracirricular activities for everyone to enjoy, from sports to performing and visual arts to on campus clubs that offer volunteer oportunities. Of all the knowlege and information I've learned at Coronado High, the greatest was how to think. Definitely the best school in San Diego!"