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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School Information



The Coronado Don

Coronado High School was named for the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. A don is a name for a Spanish nobleman. Thus, the Coronado Don became the school mascot.

The Coronado Shield

The Coronado Shield has been a symbol of the school for many years. It was originally designed by Joe Gatti, who also created another symbol of the school, the mural on the Auditorium. Mr. Gatti was an art teacher at Coronado from its opening in 1961 through 1984. Mr. Gatti felt that this shield design really fit the idea of Coronado's namesake.

Principal: Ms. Alyssa Tarkington
Grades: 9-12
Colors: Scarlet Red and Navy Blue
Mascot: Dons
Year Opened: 1961


Coronado High School's mission is to provide a challenging, positive, and diverse educational environment where students of all backgrounds develop the capabilities needed to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.

Coronado High School opened in 1961 as a public comprehensive High School, grades nine through 12, with emphasis on college preparatory and vocational/technical curriculum. Outstanding fine arts offerings, as well as a rigorous academic curriculum, have a long history at Coronado. 

Coronado High School is strongly committed to providing quality programs that will result in quality learning. Students & parents are involved in the school decision making process because we believe they should be included in decisions affecting them. 

Coronado students have access to the East Valley Institute of Technology which offers a wide range of vocational/technical courses. A most effective Learning Resource Center and Life Skills Center meet the needs of students with learning disabilities and special needs. Advanced and Advanced Placement courses are offered in English, mathematics, science and social studies. There is a strong commitment by the faculty to the use of state-of-the-art technology to enhance the quality of instruction and learning.


All hail to Coronado scarlet and navy blue
We pledge to you allegiance,
we Dons forever true
May each year bring more glory,
hold your banner high
Thy praise we sing and vict'ries bring to
Coronado High

Coronado Dons go marching on
Go marching on
To this, their song
Ever faithful, loyal, valiant be
Bring victory
We proclaim them proudly
Coronado win this game
Fight on to fame
Uphold the name
Take it on the chin and never give in
Coronado Dons fight on!!!