"A Tradition of Excellence." Corona High School is one of the five comprehensive high schools in the suburban Corona-Norco Unified District, and because of its long history, the school has close ties with the community. More than 10% of the teachers and staff members are Corona High graduates, and many of Corona's residents are alumni of the school. Six students made up the first graduating class of Corona High in 1897, and in 2007, Corona High graduated 543 Students.
Corona's course offerings reflect the diversity of our school community. Classes offered include career/technical classes, honors and advance placement, a four-year AVID program, English acquisition, sheltered classes in core subjects, visual and performing arts, and special education.
Corona High demonstrates its commitment to students in all areas. We consistently strive to assess the needs of our students, to develop innovative teaching and supporting strategies to assist students in mastering the State Standards for Education, and to foster individual growth in our students. We are proud of our traditions and are confident that the Corona High Family will continue to live up to our motto: "A Tradition of Excellence".
The high school was relocated to 1150 West Tenth Street during the 1960-61 school year to accommodate a rapidly growing number of students wishing to attend. The graduates of 2008-09 will be the 114th graduating class at Corona High School.
As of 2005 it was reported that 45.1% of the students at Corona High School come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes. Although nearly half the students come from disadvantaged families, they comprise one of the highest graduation levels in the state with 94.6%.
Assertive Discipline at Corona High School is a consistency-based approach to classroom and school discipline. It is designed to create a positive educational atmosphere and provide educators with skills and confidence necessary to effectively reduce discipline problems. Every classroom has a set of assertive discipline program charts posted in the room. Teachers discuss the rules and the positive and negative consequences of the program with their students. The practices and procedures for discipline, tardiness, and truancy are aimed at teaching responsibility and building positive self-esteem. Each student receives the teacher's discipline plan included as part of the course syllabus. Corona High School exhibits pride, high morale, order and discipline, and respect for individual rights and responsibilities.