Coronado High School, named for the great Spanish adventurer and explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, opened its doors as the third Lubbock High School in 1965. Home to the Mustangs, the wild and spirited forces of the west which are the school's mascot. Coronado boasts scarlet and gold as its school colors and the symbol of its many victories in the words of the school's Alma Mater sung with pride by its 2180 students.
Coronado features a rigorous college-preparatory academic program that yields the largest percentage of high school graduates among the district schools going on to higher education each year. Coronado has 20 advanced placement courses and a dual credit enrollment program for high school students to receive college credit in conjunction with South Plains College. Coronado, a member of the prestigious College Board, and its students consistently lead the district with the high student assessment scores.
The Mustang student body has developed a community spirit since its inception. Each year the National Honor Society organizes and conducts the largest single blood drive in the region. Coronado students raise contributions for the United Way, South Plains Food Bank, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, March of Dimes Walk America and many other charitable causes to promote civic awareness and community involvement.
The Coronado completed a major remodeling project in the fall of 2014 which increased classroom and cafeteria space, fully incorporated technology in all classrooms, and transformed the hallways and commons areas into a progressive, 21st century learning environment. Also in 2014, Coronado High School was one of a select number of high school campuses in Texas to earn the prestiguous "STEM Designation" status by the Texas Education Agency.
Since 1965, it's a great day to be a Mustang!
"The First Mustang"
2003 - 2008
Dr. Jerry Adams
2013 - present