School is really on top of intervention and security. This translates into a controlled learning environment that benefits both students, parents and faculity
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.
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.
Good communication with parents. They have a great on-line system for parents to review the student's grades, attendance, etc...
It has not only great academics, but it has a variety of club and sports to truly show everyone's creativity.
Because we have a great fine arts program, a great student body, marvelous teachers, and tons of school spirit!
I have had good communication regarding my child's education and progress regularly between majority of teachers and my child's counselor.
A Great-Tastic School, If your thinkingabout sending your child here...Do it
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!
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 =)
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
WChigh is very crowded school.they need organization as well as improving the safety & discipline of the school.
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
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