Corona Del Mar High School
- NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Corona Del Mar High School Reviews
Rating 3.85 out of 5 280 reviews
I never liked learning math. Until I went to Corona Del Mar High School. Coming in as a freshman from a secluded private middle school was defiantly nerve wracking as most students arrived from the Corona Del Mar Middle School, right next to the high school campus. Being someone who always believed there isn’t only “one right answer,” math never came easy to me. I’d waste countless hours frustrated on homework; I didn’t even feel the need to complete it. That’s until I met the math teachers here who simplify calculus-level concepts into ABCs. I finally understood what was going on, not just in math, but within my life. It led me to discover a true passion in STEM, which I plan to pursue. So if your looking for a well-rounded school that lets students get the support from teachers they need to discover their path? I got five words for you: Corona Del Mar High School.
The principal, administrators and teachers are horrible. Sure they teach but they relish the opportunity to destroy a child and their future. One of the most horrible experiences of my entire life. I would NEVER send my child to this lion's pit. They hate teaching and they hate helping.
It's not terrible, but it's not great. The AP teachers are pretty good, normal teachers aren't that good. Most of the kids aren't great either.
It’s alright. There is some drug use and some of the teachers aren’t helpful at all, but for the most part it’s okay.
I am a student in Corona Del Mar and have dealt with issues that the staff often overlook. There is a bullying problem rampant and many teachers see said students as 'perfect students' despite the fact that many of them will make fun of students as well as isolate them. Although the students can be bad, many of the teachers are extremely supportive of their students and actively try to get students to do well in class. The school is primarily focused on sports and the arts department sometimes suffers from this fact.
The teachers are wonderful and extremely dedicated to their work and students. Many great rigorous courses are available to those who want them. School spirit and community is lacking.
As a senior, at Corona del Mar High school, I think it is a very good school. The teachers genuinely care about the students and make themselves available to students for extra help. CDM offers many clubs and opportunities for students, and their athletic programs are very good across all sports from football to surfing. It is a spirited school and kids enjoy being there. It is not a very diverse school, because it is located in a predominantly white area, but inclusion, integrity, and respect are taught and exercised daily. It is a great place to be.
Corona del Mar High School is a great school. There are multiple opportunities for students that want to get involved, help their community, and make a difference. There is a huge amount of different classes you can take. Even though it is a very white school, the academic and extracurricular benefits are huge.
CDM is a great school. Great academics, really enjoyed my time there. The only downside is the facilities, bathrooms and classrooms need work.
CdM has very good academics with some very good teachers. We have some of the best athletics in the state.
I was in cdm for my two years of middle school. It is generally hard being the new one around the school. Everyone seems to know each other and have their own groups. There are few good middle school teachers who others think they were too harsh. The lunch there sucks, so do not hesitate to grab your own lunch. The safety in this school is bad, too. A 7th grade kid got beaten up by a higher schooler last year, and he almost died.
I like the diverse amount of classes you can take, including some of the facilities and teachers on the campus.
The teachers overall of Cdm High School are wonderful! Not only do they invest the time and effort into their students, I found them easily accessible for extra help and learning!
While CDM is known for its academic excellency, there is a massive amount of pressure held over students to achieve this excellency. Another unfortunate aspect of CDM is its administration... There is a massive disconnect between student and administration communication.
Corona del Mar High School opened so many doors for me. It allowed me to understand where my passions laid. I am so fortunate for the academic and social opportunities that have shaped who I am today. Despite, the vast amount of academic opportunity, Corona del Mar High School has a homogeneous demographic and lacks a sense of varying perspective and empathy.
The teachers that I've had are all very good. They are actually there because they like teaching and want students to thrive.
I’ve been to a few other high schools, and cdm was the only one I’ve wanted to stay at. The teachers are great, the sports are a huge part of student life, and there’s a lot of resources available for students. However, it’s cliquey. If you didn’t grow up with these students, it’s going to be a bit of a rocky road. Nonetheless, once a sea king, always a sea king.