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A History of Coronado
In the atrium of C Building there is a monument of
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. The plaque states: In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de
Coronado set a legend into motion. He discovered a place where greatness would
strive. We are that place.
Coronado High School is one of eleven high schools
in the El Paso Independent School District. Opened in 1962, Coronado’s campus
includes 6 two story academic buildings, a library with more than 25,000 titles
and Internet access on each of its 26 computers, 2 gymnasiums, a football
stadium with an all-weather track, a fine arts facility, tennis courts, a
cafeteria, a horticulture/agriculture building, an off-campus farm, portable
classrooms and parking lots for both students and school employees.
Coronado has for many years taken pride in its
accomplishments in athletics, music, and the arts, club activities, academic
competitions, and community service. Both girls and boys participate in sports
all year round. Coronado’s band and orchestra programs have long been standard
bearers in local and state competitions, as has our Academic Decathlon team.
Student Government plays an important role in school functions from the
freshman year onward.