History of Coconino High School

  • Coconino High School first opened its doors in September of 1967 and has transformed several times over its 53-year history in order to meet the needs of the community. The building itself has transformed through remodels and renovations, first in 1977 and then again in 1989 when ninth-grade students joined the high school. The history of our building echoes our shared vision of continuous improvement and an inclusive learning environment where all students feel supported, valued, and recognized. 

    In 2010, Coconino and Sinagua High Schools merged and became one unified Panther community. This significant change brought new opportunities for growth and fueled our work to develop a culturally responsive and equitable learning environment.

    Coconino High School was authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School in the spring of 2020. As an IB World School, Coconino aims to provide opportunities for students to explore a comprehensive, challenging curriculum that fosters international-mindedness and develops inquiring, knowledgeable, caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

    Throughout our history, Coconino has been home to an outstanding, committed, and highly collaborative faculty. Our community is rooted in deeper learning for all and committed to supporting each of our students as individuals and to help them flourish and be future-ready.