Mr. Darin Smith - Principal

Phone: 328.3602


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Mr. Darin Smith - Principal

Dear Coronado Community,

Coronado boasts one of the finest Advanced Placement and CU Succeed programs in the state with 30 courses offering 88 available postsecondary credit hours, taught on campus with university-qualified Coronado teachers. We take pride that so many students wish to challenge themselves academically, as well as earn college credit while they are still in high school. Advanced Placement exams administered last year totaled 512 with 71.8% of those passing with a score of 3 or higher. This is an impressive statistic! Congratulate our students on their depth of knowledge and our teachers who provide the classroom instruction to achieve this success.

Taking an AP course and consequent exam is a commitment not to be taken lightly. School District 11 provides the funding to pay for these exams. Consider taking the initiative and sign up for AP courses at Coronado. College tuition continues to rise and School District 11 also provides funding for CU Gold/Succeed classes as long as the student has applied, enrolled, completed the tuition contract and earns the required grade in class.

Enrollment last year was 707 students with 1414 college credits earned, CU Platinum dual enrollment was 41 with 123 college credits earned and Project Lead the Way concurrent enrollment was 58 with 157 credits earned. 98% of seniors from the graduating class of 2018 completed the SAT test and scored well above the state average in evidence-based reading, math and overall scores.

Coronado supports its students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors. A dynamic Student Government encourages school spirit through activities and participation, we have 23 boys’ and girls’ competitive sports teams and 46 student-directed clubs from Art Club to Yearbook which provide a wealth of opportunity for our high school community. Many of Coronado’s clubs encourage competitions both locally and state-wide, and opportunities for community service are endless. 

Darin K. Smith,

Coronado Principal