"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!"
"too many drugs and too much bulling that is related to the haves and the have-nots. Schoole administrator and Board intervention on this issue is not evident. Very elitist environment and way too much freedom and too little parental supervision. High degree of alcohol abuse and in-calssroom use of drugs. Too much emphasis on image not substance"
"Outstanding school in all areas. Caring teachers and administration, high standards, excellent and varied teaching styles and class offerings. Perfect size, beautiful location and facilities, top-notch extracurricular and sports opportunities, numerous awards and commendations. Without question, one of the best high schools in California."