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Corona Del Mar High School

14 reviews
2101 Eastbluff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 515-6000

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Amazing, very great and outstanding school with some of the best academics in the area
Posted by a parent on 2/6/2020
I absolutely did not like my experience at CDM at all. If you have a choice to go to a different school, please take it. The teachers will not around your grades even if you have an 89.99% and they will test you on information that they never taught. You also won’t be able to get help because your teachers are never free to help you. Be prepared to be environment with many kids who are heavy parties. Additionally, if you want to get into a decent school, you’re probably have to get in for sports.
Posted by a parent on 6/24/2018
My family and I moved to California from another state. I moved to Newport Beach , Ca and enrolled my scholar student to a school of which I thought would do the best to enrich my child. She came to school with a extremely high GPA. Upon enrolling her they were excited to have her and said all her classes would be transferred. After four months attending there and receiving two awards, one of which " the most up and coming student". They told her that some of the classes were not going to be transferred and GPA would drop to 3.7. Do NOT transfer to this school!! It is extremely unethical. VERY large classes and the teachers are sub standard. So if thinking of moving to Newport Beach CDM High School. Please beware!!!!
Posted by a parent on 11/3/2016
Our daughter is in 9th and just completed 7 & 8 there. Its such a mixed bag. Our daughter is outright gifted as well as very well adjusted so she does fine (straight A+'s in their most advanced classes) but we are constantly appalled at the lack of recognition and encouragement by the teaching staff. As an example; at the 8th grade promotion, they didn't even bother mentioning the "Honors", or even print it on the diploma. Instead, she quietly got a metal she picked up following the ceremony.In fact; their actions are often outright discouraging! We can only imagine how difficult it must be for the "regular kids". I swear; they hand out zeroes like candy, sometimes unwarranted, often un-reconcilable.There are a few stand-out exceptions such as Mr Ball (Choir - a treasure of a teacher), Mr Brudy (English, what an inspiration), and I forget her Science 7th grade teacher's name, endlessly encouraging. In sports. They only care about winning. Period! If your kid made the team but isn't on the A list, prepare to have them "excluded" (benched) a lot! That's not what cherrished memories are made of.The Accelerated Math is run by a guy who scoffs at all existing text books and therefore, there are none! Yes, they are expected to learn 2 years of advanced math in one year without a text! If our daughter weren't IQ 165 with a perfect memory, I really don't know how she'd do it. He actually reprimanded her once for taking a photo of the white board prior to class ending (when its blocked).All that said; they have some fantastic pluses. They do have great sports facilities and opportunities. Many graduates get full sports scholarships. We hear track program is more about participation than win at all costs. Their online homework and grade monitoring solution is a dream come true!The area is very safe and the PTA is highly involved. Many perks come from the huge donations.Some of their teachers, as mentioned, are just exceptional. The kind that movies are made of.I think these are all typical of any high school so I rank it 3 stars, "average".
Posted by a parent on 9/21/2016
Our two kids went to CdM the entire way through and both hated it. Cruel, clicky students who only care about social status, narrow-minded teachers who could care less about students wholistic well-being and are only into testing and grades, many drug abusing, entitled students driving BMWs and MZBs, etc. Avoid at all costs.
Posted by a parent on 7/24/2016

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Newport Beach schools - Corona Del Mar High School is located at 2101 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach CA 92660. Corona Del Mar High School is in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Corona Del Mar High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7-12.

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