7501 East Virginia Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85257   MAP
Phone: 480-484-6800 | Fax: 480-484-6801 | Attendance: 480-484-6807
Office Hours: 7:00am -3:30pm | School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm
Chris Gilmore, Principal
Brandon Larson, Danielle Fuchs & Paul Ferrero, Assistant Principals

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Coronado Celebrations




Art Show Winners

Over the weekend of April 1, students competed in the 26th Annual American Indian Student Art Show and Sale sponsored by the Heard Museum Guild.

This year 12 Coronado students participated in the event, the largest contingent of students to date.  Students represented four tribes:  Hopi, Navajo, Pascua Yaqui and Salt River Pima-Maricopa.  This was the 7th year that Coronado students were selected to participate in the event.

Three Coronado students took first place.

  • Angelica Butler – Cultural Items for her etched shell
  • Isaiah Gorman – Photography (Isaiah’s photo sold within the first five minutes of the show)
  • Brody Begay – Computer Generated Art (digital photography).  This award made Brody a 3-time winner over the past few years.

Congratulations to these talented students!


Coronado High School Football Team

The Arizona Football Officials Association (AZFOA) selected Coronado High School as the recipient of the 2015 Varsity Football season Sportsmanship Award for Division IV.  The award is presented at the conclusion of the regular season.  Officials provide feedback in several areas and the award is presented to one school in each division who displays exemplary sportsmanship during the season.

The award was presented during halftime of the Division I Championship game played on November 27th.


SUSD Foundation Quest for the Best Gala
The 3rd annual SUSD Quest for the Best Gala was held on Saturday, September 12th at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center.  The event was designed to honor alumni from SUSD schools who have excelled in their respective fields.  Arizona House Representative and former Governing Board Member, Dr. Eric Meyer and U.S. Congressman David Schweikert were honored at the event.  Additionally, the event recognized two administrators, teachers and students who have demonstrated a commitment to health sciences and servant leadership.  This year the Foundation recognized the following SUSD stakeholders:

  • Servant Leadership:  Stacey Parker (Coronado Teacher)
  • Health Sciences:  Devyn Strickland (Coronado Student)

Scottsdale Sister Cities
The Scottsdale Sister Cities organization works to develop international friendships and understanding with the citizens of other nations. This mission is accomplished by people-to-people interactions, which are managed by the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association (SSCA). This past May, 10 SUSD students participated in the Sister Cities trip to China acting as student ambassadors for their schools, the City of Scottsdale, and the USA. Through this process, our students and students in China both gained personal knowledge of each other’s languages, geography, civics, and cultures.

Coronado High School:
Nancy Castaneda
Vanessa Diaz
Devyn Strickland

coronado_track.jpg Coronado Track Athletes

The District would like to recognize a group of Coronado students for an act of kindness they performed recently. Coronado track coaches Jeff Carpenter and Courtney Kemp recently took a group of 11 Coronado student athletes over to A Mountain in Tempe for a workout. Toward the end of the workout, they noticed a woman sitting at the top of the hill, who was in distress from a possible broken ankle. The group jumped into action immediately, carrying the woman down the mountain even while they were exhausted from their own track workout. While many others walked right by this woman, these wonderful students did not hesitate to help, and we are proud of their selflessness and kindness. The students are Ahmad Andi Lolo, Marisela Arias, Channing DiLorenzo, Dawsyn DiLorenzo, Alonz Hollis, Roberto Lopez Bustillos, Olivia Parker, Christopher Ramirez, Serardo Salgado, Pablo Isaac Torres Cadenas and Carson Tso.


Coronado Senior Mary Townsend
Mary Townsend has accomplished many things in her time as an SUSD student. Mary was involved in the ACE Program, which allows her to attend classes at Scottsdale Community College while still in high school. She has been taking classes at SCC since her sophomore year and is nearing the completion of an associate of arts degree. Mary also takes a theater class and was recently in the production of a play that was entered into the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region VIII, and Mary was nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Congratulations on all your achievements, Mary. Students like you make SUSD a great place! 


Coronado’s JAG Program Wins Awards at State Competition
Coronado High School’s JAG Program took home 10 awards and four scholarships at the JAG Career and Development Conference in April at Phoenix College. A total of 36 students attended the competition. The students who were recognized include:

  • Program Cover, First Place: Mariela Gordillo
  • Creative Writing Skills, Third Place: Sikia Meza
  • Telephone Techniques, Second Place: Azael Rodriguez
  • Communication Triatlon, First Place: Nina Sharp
  • Mirror Communication Event Challenge, First Place: Tyler Heidbrink and Ricky Mateos
  • Straw Tower Challenge, Third Place: Marcella Howard, Nina Sharp, Ricky Mateos, Elysea Perez and Agustin Barajas
  • The Environment and Me Scholarship: Andrea Cabrera and Elysea Perez
  • My Passion and Me Scholarship: Samantha Chico
  • Orante Jenkin JAG Leadership Scholarship: Brenda Garcia
  • The Coronado JAG Chapter won the following awards: Career Association of the Year, Program of the Year, Display and T-Shirt Dsign Competition