Local high schools with the lowest violence and drug rates based on suspension statistics were Coronado High School, Westview High School, Rancho Bernardo High School, and Canyon Crest Academy.
One reason suspension rates were low at Coronado High School is because of an intervention program that helps students who are first-time offenders get a second chance.
"A single act on our campus doesn't define who our student is," said Coronado High School Principal Karl Mueller.
Students in Coronado's intervention program may be required to complete 20 hours of community service work, write an impact essay, and sign a contract in an effort to keep the behavior from happening again.
"The focus here is really providing the student with an intervention during the fist offense and encouraging them to identify where that behavior came from, and then to return to their peer group making healthier, safer decisions," said Principal Mueller.
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