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West Covina, CA
Students enrolled: 2,706

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1609 East Cameron Avenue
West Covina, CA 91791

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(626) 859-2900
(626) 859-3950
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August 06, 2014
Awsome school with those good friends. Teachers are really nice and kind. Hope school more improvements

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2013
School is really on top of intervention and security. This translates into a controlled learning environment that benefits both students, parents and faculity

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2012
Amazing fine art programs, great teachers, and good environment for students. They have a variety of clubs and sports. They are always open and take into consideration of suggestions that can better their school.

- submitted by a community member

April 25, 2011
The problems with overcrowding and poor quality students continues still today. Importing kids from Baldwin Park, La Puente and Bassett is taking West Covina High School down to the level of BP or Bassett High Schools. Nobody moves their kids to those schools because they reflect the city they are in. West Covina district officals need to look out for the students of the parents that live in West Covina first. Reduce the overcrowding and influx of troublemakers, only then can you offer a quality education.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
May 05, 2010
Good communication with parents. They have a great on-line system for parents to review the student's grades, attendance, etc...

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 15, 2009
It has not only great academics, but it has a variety of club and sports to truly show everyone's creativity.

- submitted by a student

September 15, 2009
Because we have a great fine arts program, a great student body, marvelous teachers, and tons of school spirit!

- submitted by a student

August 20, 2009
I have had good communication regarding my child's education and progress regularly between majority of teachers and my child's counselor.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 30, 2009
A Great-Tastic School, If your thinkingabout sending your child here...Do it

- submitted by a student

January 30, 2009
as a current student at west covina high school i am so proud to be a part of the bulldog family! we are better than people think of us and have more school spirit and pride than most schools out there! the leadership programs are amazing and sport programs are as well! I love this school! the teachers have an amazing relationship with their students and strive to help each one of their students succeed!

- submitted by a student

August 15, 2008
as a x student of this school i have to say the principal was lacking in involvement while he got many parent's to belive he's making changes unfortuantely he wasn't but i must say sports, teachers, and overall staff are great, they're just needs to be more parent an principal involvement =)

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 22, 2008
this school is really great. it has some of the greatest sports too. we have great tennis, baseball, and especially, basketball and football. there are also great teachers like Mr.Beeken and Mrs. Abbott

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 21, 2008
I once taught at WCHS, and having taught at 3 diff't HS, I can safely conclude that it is a school with great potential. That's the reason why it became a distinguish school with the right leadership of Mr. Coombs. The potential was always there. The school just needed the right guidance WCHS has great kids, especially those who are involved in academics and activities. I've seen students come in as immature/naughty freshmen and leave as mature young adults. It's a great nourishing ground for students who wants to succeed and grow. However, as with all school, there are also bad kids, due to the high diversity of the school. The school will need to find solutions to suppress all these bad kids from running the school. Believe me, I've seen enough rotten-spoiled kids at WCHS. To end on a good note, the college-prep courses are awesome!

- submitted by a teacher

April 15, 2008
as a current student of this troubled school, the district is planning on working hard on eliminating the difficult students to coronado continuation, though there are so many to choose from its an unbelieveable battle at this time, west covina high needs to raise their API score in order to have elective classes and the fighting seriously needs to stop.

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2008
i love west covina high school , yes we have weekly fights but the administration makes sure were on task and the principal has improved in leadership though students need encouragement from their parents in order to succeed and add a better API score to the school.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2008
WCHS is still a great school overall. The leadership at the top level (principal) is sadly lacking but the other administrators are wonderful. The teachers are excellent for the most part. There are exceptions as there are at any school. Most teachers do a great job of teaching and they care about their students. There are many extra-curricular activities and lots of AP classes. Yes, there are fights on campus but not weekly. Show me a high school that doesn't have fights! My child attends this school and feels safe and she is getting a great education.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2008
I am currently attendting this school and every day there are new problems, one day its either drug overdosing, racial issues involving fights, pep rallys turning into multiple fights, way too crowded i believe this school is approaching 3000 students, thats ridiculous especially how more security guards are scheduled to be hired and police patrol is visible everyday!

- submitted by a student

January 14, 2008
This school is getting worse by the minute. My two older sons attend WCHS and they are constantly telling me about the problems with race, stealing, fighting, etc. While there are 'some' staff members who care, it seems key staff don't. My kids have repeatedly had items stolen from them - I am dealing with an issue right now. I have another child that I am actually considering putting in another district instead of attending WCHS. If you have students complaining about safety and race issues, then you really need to take a look at what's taking place in your school.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2008
this school is running into alot of problems, racial issues are noticable during lunch when students hang out ONLY with their race and fighting is becoming ridicualous, lunch lines are corrupted and the principle seems only to be amused and not helping.

- submitted by a student

December 06, 2007
WChigh is very crowded school.they need organization as well as improving the safety & discipline of the school.

- submitted by a student

November 30, 2007
school is very violent and needs a sercurity for every lunch line because of students shoving and unmature behavoir and school needs to be more organized, as well the school overall isn't very safe

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2007
WHS rating was poor especially the safety and discipline of the students.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2007
school is currently being remodeled,under construction.The new all weather track and field was an exelcellent upgrade the wcusd district put money into showing us our tax dollars are actually going into the citys schools. The teachers are among one of the best set of any teachers in any highschool primarily because they show care and help students when they struggle. during lunch however,the students seem to be racialy divided. the security has a outstanding rapid response when a fight occurs which is an average i hear of 1-3 times a week which is poor but can improve with more dedication on keeping students with a positive influence and showing them how they can do better which many teachers are i 've noticed already have done. more parent involvement is needed as well overall this is a great highschool to attend it all depends on what the student is looking for.=)

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2007
West Covina High has the groundwork set to become one of the most prestigious High Schools in the Valley. Our teachers work very hard to help students succeed, giving up much of the their free time to achieve this. I urge the School Board and Superintendant to support them! Please don't be responsible for disrupting our upward trend by micro-managing from afar. Our Teachers are professionals, continue to treat them as such.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2006
I ve been fortunate to have one daughter graduate from WCHS (with honors) and another one attending and excelling now. Overall I think this is an excellent high school with caring teachers, interesting activities and great athletic opportunities. One of the best things about WCHS is the principal, Mr. Jim Coombs. He s a dedicated, passionate educator who continues to raise the bar and motivate everybody he comes into contact with. C. Bormann

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2006
I liked West Covina High School. First of all, the city atmosphere here is very good, which significantly promotes learning. The teachers and staff here are great as well, with every academic department providing cares and advise to our students. Also, the extracurricular activities here are great; nearly everyone has some afterschool activities to do, instead of just coming to school and then going home. West Covina's education has done a lot to develop our future scientists, physicians, writers, etc. I recommend this school if you expect your child to be well-rounded in many areas.

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2006
Great variety in after school activites. Esp the geo club which involves itself in hiking and cultural activities.

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2006
Jim Coombs is an awesome principal and he challenges and encourages his staff to do their best. This school cares about it's students and their success. It is a California Distinguished School and has a six year WASC accreditation. WCHS offers an ROTC program, lots of clubs and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2005
West Covina HS has the best extra curricular activities, championship winning sports and performing arts. It's organizations are completely student run and the sense of community is outstanding!

- submitted by a student

May 03, 2004
I disagree about the number of students teachers are responsible for. Teachers class loads are 35:1, with no more than 175 students among their five classes. I do not know where the comment of 500 or 1000 even comes from. I have found the school to be safe and clean, with a very caring staff. Success is expected for all students, and they have numerous outreach programs for students and parents: Parent University, Mandatory Academic Study Hall, University & College outreaching programs w/ test prep, counseling (individual and group), and targeted at risk programs.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2004
This school is over crowded, just way too many students! Teachers are responsible for more than 500 students, I know a teacher that has over 1000 students she is responsible for.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2004
The school is located in a safe and nurturing environment, where students are allowed to enjoy their time at school. The teachers teach at a satisfactory level and need much improvement.(referring to the math teachers mostly) I would recommend a child to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent

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West Covina High School
1609 East Cameron Avenue, West Covina, CA  91791
(626) 859-2900
Last modified West Covina High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Covina High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top