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Corona del Mar High School
2101 Eastbluff Drive
Newport Beach, California 92660
Type Public
Motto Home of the Sea Kings
Established 1962
School district Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Principal Timothy Bryan (9-12)
Vice principal Guy Olguin (7&8)
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 2,182
Color(s) Navy blue, Powder blue & Silver
Nickname CdM
Team name Sea Kings
Rival Newport Harbor High School

Corona del Mar High is located in Newport Beach, California, and belongs to the Newport Mesa Unified School District. It is a combination of a middle school (7th & 8th grades) and a high school (9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades). The school was established in 1962, and received a "silver" rating in 2009 by US News and World Report.[1]



Corona del Mar has won ten Pacific Coast League titles and four CIF Southern Section Championships in 2006 under athletic director Jerry Jelnick. He was replaced in that position by former basketball coach Paul Orris in July 2006. In 2006, the girl's tennis team completed an undefeated season (28-0) and won the CIF championship. The girl's cross country team won both the CIF championship and the State championship many years in a row. Girls Track and Field also excels, going to CIF Finals and Masters year after year. In March 2007, the boy's basketball team won their fourth CIF Championship. In June 2007, Corona del Mar won the most CIF Southern Section titles with the acquisition of the boy's volleyball and track and field titles. Corona del Mar has also added boy's and girl's lacrosse to their sports program in 2007. In addition, CdM has both a girls and boys soccer team and a boys roller hockey team. In 2010 the Boy's soccer team won CIF Southern Section for the first time in school history. They also made it to the CIF State Championship.


Corona del Mar High School has been described as a school that "has seen troubles and controversy usually reserved for inner-city schools".[2] Most recently (2009) the school has been accused of harboring a culture of homophobia and sexism documented, among other places, in a Facebook video as threats of both murder and rape by male athletes toward a female CdM student. [3]

The school came to national attention in 2009 after Principal Asrani banned the production of Rent by students reportedly due to its depictions of homosexual characters and relationships. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit alleging homophobic bullying and sexist harassment was tolerated at the school. The production was re-instated after Asrani said the only reason she had banned the performance was that she had not been given a copy of the script. The opening night was marked by a demonstration by the Westboro Baptist Church [4] which was met by around 300 or more students supporting their fellow students, the cast of RENT, and their school. The school's production of Rent went on to garner national acclaim with its award-winning run and sold-out audiences. [5]

Notable alumni


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  6. ^ Segura, Joe (September 12, 2008). "Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook, a Congress hopeful, knows how to hold her ground". Long Beach Press-Telegram. 
  7. ^ "Agassi advances but he won't face Dent". Orange County Register. August 11, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  8. ^ "Hansen helps Team USA to Olympic win". Daily Pilot. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  9. ^ "Matt Keough". 
  10. ^ "Funny Girl". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  11. ^ "Eric Marienthal Bio". Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  12. ^ "Mark McGrath". Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  13. ^ Koltnow, Barry (May 20, 2009). "Who wants to mess with 'Terminator'?". Orange County Register. Retrieved May 22, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Gossip Girl Transformations". InStyle.,,20208061_20207867_20473224,00.html. Retrieved 2009-11-24. 
  15. ^ "Corona del Mar High". Los Angeles Times. June 9, 1999. Retrieved March 22, 2009. 
  16. ^ Springer, Steve (January 26, 2005). "Working Vacation in Florida". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 27, 2009. 

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