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Best High Schools In Corona, California

Friday, March 29, 2019

Whether you are looking to rent a home or purchase a new home, considering the schools around your new house is essential especially if you have children. How does the school rate? What do they have to offer your children? Will my child thrive there? All questions that run through the minds of parents with school-aged children.  

As a leasing consultant, I receive hundreds of calls, during my tenure, for homes in a specific location because parents want their kids to attend a particular school. I compiled a list of the top 5 High Schools in Corona, California that I am asked about most often. Note, these are not in a particular order.

Centennial High School

Centennial High School

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL – A California Distinguished School

Public School 9-12 / 3339 Students / 128 Teachers / Student-Teacher Ratio 26:1

School Motto: Together We Can, Together We Will

School Team Name – Centennial Huskies

School Colors – Red, Black, White

Alexis Barile – Principal’s Message - Students and staff at Centennial High School are responsible for establishing themselves as a premier high school in Corona-Norco USD focused on academic excellence, athletic dominance, and exemplary extra-curricular programs. Due to the passion, personalization, and professionalism of our staff, along with the hard work and dedication of our students and families, Centennial High School continues to be recognized both locally and nationally. Centennial has been awarded the Golden Bell in Science, recognized as a National Model PLC School, and recognized as one of the "Best Schools in America" year after year.

The campus at Centennial High School covers an area of over 1,742,200sqft and has the following facilities: 6 tennis courts, 2 baseball fields, 2 softball fields, 2 soccer fields, 4 outdoor volleyball courts, 5 outdoor basketball courts, a dance room, wrestling room, weight-lifting room, gymnasium and performing arts center which includes rooms for drama, choir, and band. There is a state-of-the-art library/media center, football field, track and field facilities, an outdoor pool, and a TV studio.

Programs and activities offered by Centennial High School include Advanced Placement, AVID, Band and Colorguard, CTE Career Tech Education, Choir, English Language Development, International Baccalaureate, Puente, Summer School, Theater, Unity, Upward Bound, and Work Experience, ASB, clubs & organizations, dances, and more.

Sports Offered at Centennial High School

                                   BOYS                                                                                  GIRLS

                Baseball               Swimming                                           Basketball                          Softball

                Basketball           Tennis                                                  Cross Country                    Swimming           

                Cross Country    Track & Field                                         Field Hockey                     Tennis

                Football                Volleyball                                             Golf                                    Track & Field

                Golf                       Water Polo                                          Lacrosse                            Volleyball

                Lacrosse               Wrestling                                             Soccer                               Water Polo





Lonnie Paxton – Long Snapper for the Denver Broncos

Matt Scott – Quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos

Brandon Magee – Outside Linebacker for the Cleveland Browns

Will Sutton – Defensive Tackle for the Chicago Bears

Taylor Martinez – Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles

Vontaze Burfict – Middle Linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals

Ike Anigbogu – Center for the Indiana Pacers

Corona High School

Corona High School 

CORONA HIGH SCHOOL – A California Distinguished School

Public School 9-12 / 2764 Students / 115 Teachers / Student-Teacher Ratio 24:1

School Motto: A Tradition of Excellence

School Team Name: Corona Panthers

School Colors: Red & Gold

Dr. Antonio Gonzales - Principal's Message - At Corona High School, we are proud of our rich tradition and role we've played in the community for over one hundred years, which has led to our motto: "A Tradition of Excellence — Since 1896." We realize that as times continue to change, we must prepare our students for the challenges that await them both during their high school career and beyond. With the onset of the Common Core State Standards, we have implemented new structures to ensure we meet their needs. "College and Career Readiness" is something we take very seriously, and we continue to look for ways to ensure our graduates not only meet but exceed this standard. Our instructional program is well-rounded in that our students have opportunities to challenge themselves academically and socially to become more productive citizens in the 21st century, as evidenced by the growing and refinement of multiple career pathways.

Corona High also offers a performing arts program with dramas, musicals, five choirs, marching/pep band, jazz band, symphonic band and video production which used to run the only daily live news broadcast in the Corona-Norco Unified District.

Sports Offered at Corona High School

                                BOYS                                                                                     GIRLS

                Baseball               Swimming                                           Basketball                           Softball

                Basketball           Tennis                                                   Cross Country                    Swimming           

                Cross Country    Track & Field                                         Field Hockey                      Tennis

                Football                Volleyball                                            Golf                                      Track & Field

                Golf                       Water Polo                                         Lacrosse                              Volleyball

                Lacrosse               Wrestling                                            Soccer                                  Water Polo



Brendan Beck – Stanford Baseball Player

Tristan Beck – Professional Baseball Player, Atlanta Braves Organization

Scott Bloomquist – Hall of Fame Dirt Racer

Ken Calver – Congressman, House of Representatives:44th Congressional District

Darrin Chiaverini – Former NFL Receiver and current College Coach

Mike Darr – Former Major League Baseball Player, San Diego Padres

Heath Farwell – NFL Linebacker and Pro Bowler

Brian Hildebrand – Former Division 1 Quarterback, Oregon State Beavers

Jess Hill – Former Major League Baseball Player (1935-1937), USC Football Coach (1951-1956), USC Athletic Director (1957-1972)

George Ingalls – Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL – A California Distinguished School

Public School 9-12 / 4079 Students / 156 Teachers / Student-Teacher Ratio 26:1

School Team Name: Roosevelt Mustangs

School Colors: Blue, Gold, White

Jeremy Goins – Principal’s Message - Eleanor Roosevelt High School provides a warm, stimulating environment where students are actively involved in learning academics as well as positive values. Students receive a standards-based, challenging curriculum by a dedicated professional staff based on the individual needs of the students. Ongoing evaluation of student progress and achievement helps us refine the instructional program so students can achieve academic proficiency.
 We are committed to our vision statement, to be the best at getting better, and welcome any suggestions or questions you may have about the information contained in this report or about the school. Together, through our hard work, our students will be challenged to reach their maximum potential.

Programs and activities offered by Roosevelt High – AP and Honors, AVID, Band, California Scholarship Federation, Choir, Dual Enrollment, Eastvale STEM Academy, Every 15 Minutes, Link Crew, National Honors Society, Peer Counseling, PUENTE, Summer School, Theatre, UNITY, and Work Experience, 

Sports Offered at Eleanor Roosevelt High School

                                    BOYS                                                                                     GIRLS

                Baseball               Swimming                                           Basketball                           Softball

                Basketball           Tennis                                                   Cross Country                    Swimming           

                Cross Country    Track & Field                                         Field Hockey                      Tennis

                Football                Volleyball                                            Golf                                      Track & Field

                Golf                       Water Polo                                         Lacrosse                              Volleyball

                Lacrosse               Wrestling                                            Soccer                                  Water Polo



Tyler Slavin – NFL Wide Receiver

Marcus Williams – Safety for the New Orleans Saints

Norco High School


Public School 9-12 / 2222 Students / 93 Teachers / Student-Teacher Ratio 24:1

School Team Name: Norco Cougars

School Colors: Blue & White

Rob Ibbetson – Principal’s Message - Norco High School's staff is committed to implementing an intensive, balanced, standards-based curriculum to ensure each child's success. This annual report card to the community will share valuable information about our instructional programs, academic achievements, school facilities and safety, highly qualified staff, textbooks, and finances compared to other schools and districts in the state.
 A particular emphasis is placed on providing an instructional program designed to boost student confidence and increase subject matter proficiency. Staff and parents work together to create a learning environment that has high expectations, promotes students' academic and social development, teaches responsibility and pride, and models are learning as a lifelong adventure. We are excited about our school and its program and welcome all to support our efforts.

Some programs, activities, and clubs offered are Academic Saturday School, ASB, American Cancer Society, Art Club, Auto Club, Chess Club, The Cougar Chronical, Cougar Film Crew, CSF, Destination Imagination, Fashion Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, Friday Night Live, Green Club, GSA, Interact Club, Journalism, Kiln-It, Naturals Club, Norco Key Club, Rugby Club, Science Club, Skills USA Club, Spanish Club, Unity, Yearbook 

Sports Offered at Norco High School

                               BOYS                                                                                  GIRLS

                Baseball               Swimming                                           Basketball           Softball

                Basketball           Tennis                                                   Cross Country    Swimming           

                Cross Country    Track & Field                                          Field Hockey      Tennis

                Football                Volleyball                                            Golf                       Track & Field

                Golf                       Water Polo                                         Lacrosse               Volleyball

                Lacrosse               Wrestling                                             Soccer                   Water Polo



James Cregg – Football Coach for LSU Tigers

Brandon Cunniff – Baseball Player Atlanta Braves

Toby Gerhart – Football Player Minnesota Vikings

Casey Hansen – Philadelphia Eagles

Matt Hobgood – Baseball Pitcher for Baltimore Orioles

Darryl Kile – Baseball Pitcher for St. Louis Cardinals

Eva LaRue – Actress (All My Children)

Ricky Legere – Mixed Martial Arts

Kevin Olson – Baseball Pitcher Florida Marlins

Daimion Stafford – Football Player Tennessee Titans

Curt Wardle – Baseball Pitcher for Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians

Pat Harlos – USC and NFL Offensive Lineman


Santiago High School

 Public School 9-12 / 3580 Students / 138 Teachers / Student-Teacher Ratio 26:1

School Team Name: Santiago Sharks

School Colors: Teal, Black, White

Seth Bond – Principal’s Message - Santiago High School focuses on providing all students with the opportunity to achieve. We accommodate individual learning styles while maintaining high, obtainable, expectations for students. Santiago High School is quite proud of its rigorous academic programs, strong Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, great athletic programs, and extensive extracurricular activities that actively engage all students and provide a well-rounded educational experience.
 Staff and parents work together to create a learning environment that promotes academic and social development, teaches responsibility and pride, and models learning as a lifelong adventure. We are excited about our school and welcome all to join in our efforts to create successful, responsible citizens.

Programs, activities, and clubs offered at Santiago are Advanced Placement, AFJROTC, AVID, ASB, Be a SHARK, Future Business Leaders of America, Office Hours, Promote Your Event, Santiago EdTech, Staff Services, Summer School, School Media, 

Santiago High School’s performing arts offers both boy and girl choirs and well as two advanced choirs for Treble Ensemble and Madrigals. The band program consists of four concert bands, three big jazz ensembles, 220-piece marching band (musicians only) and a 40-member color guard. Both the Marching band and Color Guard has participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

                                BOYS                                                                                     GIRLS

                Baseball               Swimming                                           Basketball                           Softball

                Basketball           Tennis                                                   Cross Country                    Swimming           

                Cross Country    Track & Field                                        Field Hockey                       Tennis

                Football                Volleyball                                            Golf                                     Track & Field

                Golf                       Water Polo                                         Lacrosse                              Volleyball

                Lacrosse               Wrestling                                            Soccer                                  Water Polo



Tyler Hoechlin – Actor (7th Heaven and Road to Perdition)

Chris Benard – American Track & Field Athlete

Blake Barnett – College Football Quarterback South Florida Bulls

Chance Sisco – Baseball Catcher for Baltimore Orioles

Brice Turang – Baseball Shortstop Milwaukee Brewers

Aaron Wise – Professional Golfer on PGA Tour

Making The Decision

As research shows, there are a lot of great options for your child(ren). Whether it be a religious school or public, you have some tough decisions to make. It's always a good idea to speak to your children and find out what they are looking for in a school. Some schools offer better arts and craft classes than others, while others offer a better athletic team. And of course, the main one being education. Riverside is a great city with a lot to offer. The next time you are looking for a house, check out the Riverside area. Our website not only provides listings of our properties on the market, but we provide you with a map of where the property lays along with shopping areas, recreations, and schools. Check us out at www.m1rent.com and see for yourself!