A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
2101 E.Bluff Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone
(949) 515-6000

Corona Del Mar High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
109 responses
Average ACT
30
198 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Prom
    26%
  • Football games
    20%
  • Rallies
    20%
  • Sports and performing art events.
    11%
  • Grad Night
    9%
  • Senior Prank
    6%
  • National Honor Society
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,557
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,566/ year
National
$11,890
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses

Corona Del Mar High School Reviews

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Once you find your passion/calling at CdM, it's an amazing school. My passion was choir, and joining the choir department at CdM was the best decision I made throughout high school. The Arts here are fantastic and really allow you to develop your performance skills.

From an academic standpoint, there are a variety of honors and AP courses that students can take. AP classes are difficult, especially if the teachers are mediocre or hard to work with, but AP exams are usually easy because of the level of preparation done in each class.

CdM does a great job of giving you as many opportunities as possible, you just have to go and take them!
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CdM is a challenging and rigorous school if you choose to take AP and Honors courses. We are fortunate to have massive funding from generous families that allows for state-of-the art sports and technological facilities, including iPads, computers,and tablets, as well as Smart Board projectors in every class. CdM is a very competitive (but not cutthroat) school, full of high-achieving and successful students, but there's a place for everyone. Athletics are regarded highly, as well as school spirit and attendance at sporting events, but with the brand new arts building and theater, there's been an increase in popularity for the arts. Despite what the media is saying, the majority of CdM students are not drunk, entitled jerks (although there are a fair few) and simply want to make the most of their middle and high school experience
I am currently a high school senior at Corona Del Mar High School. I truly believe that this school gave me enormous opportunities and I took advantage of many of them. However, many of the factors that influence your high school experience depends on the steps you take and the person you are. I can't speak for all high schools, but at Corona Del Mar, it is imperative that you take initiative for your academic and extracurricular career. Perhaps the most prominent example of this is with teachers. There are good and bad teachers at every high school. However, talking to juniors and seniors is a good way to gauge how good a class is, and how good the teacher is at teaching. How much you enjoy learning in a class and become motivated to study is largely influenced by the teacher and so I went out my way to take AP classes (AP classes tend to have better teachers), and sign up for courses with well-loved teachers.