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Covington High School

Public | 9-12 | 1511 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2014

This school does not take bullying serious until there is a physical altercation. Unfortunately for my daughter, discipline for her tormentors is coming later than it should have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2014

Covington High is an amazing school with excellent teachers and wonderful students. My child was a transfer student from Mandeville High. CHS prepared my child well for college and I am forever thankful for all of her positive experiences while at CHS. I cannot get enough of this school and the spirit of the kids. The kids that attend CHS are beautiful children with so much charisma and love to share. Football games in Jack Salter stadium are the absolute best! The CHS band is amazing and talented beyond belief! I cannot say enough about the theatre and drama department! The talent Covington High students possess is unreal and exceeds expectations...I cannot believe the talented kids in this school! To the parents that are debating as to where to send their son or daughter for high school; hopefully you are lucky enough to live in the Covington High district so that your child can experience the true spirit of what a high school experience should be. Go Lions!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

My daughter attends CHS and is enrolled in honors, AP and dual enrollment courses. The teachers are involved and motivate the students to succeed. There are a lot of clubs and sports for the students to participate in. The students that I have encountered are nice, respectful kids. I am tired of hearing negative comments from people who have no clue and tell us we should have enrolled in MHS. This school doesn't receive the respect it deserves. My daughter is getting an excellent education and has made many great friends here. She is challenged in her schoolwork and whenever she has questions or needs help with anything, the teachers have always been accessible. If you are contemplating sending your son or daughter here, you will not be disappointed. It is an older school so the facilities are not the most up to date.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2011

Covington High is a gem. The Teachers work well with the students and are willing to do whatever it takes to help students no matter how much time it takes. Ms. McCollum and the other Administrators are always out supporting the Groups, Teams and Organizations in their activities. There are more Plays and Dances than any other High School. This is the place to go if you want a future after school. College or Trade options for classes are offered. It is a Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2009

This was an awesome school! Academically Covington High greatly prepared me for College. After Graduating with a 4.0 I went on to Pre-Med where I maintained above a 3.5. Covington High has equipped me with the skills necessary to go out and concur the world. We may not be a private school. but we utilize what we are able to get and make the best of it!! Thank you Covington High for bringing out the best in me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

A school is not the place for an automated phone service. This isnt a business, this is a school w/ our kids, not soft drinks and food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

You can't find a better school than Covington High. If you say there is no school spirit here, than that's not true. It's your choice to have school spirit. 95% of the school does. It's amazing, impossible to beat. Teachers are great, and really strive to help you academically. Mr. Guillory is amazing at what he does, and I really respect him. He cares about the students, and gives great effort to making everyone happy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

This school is lacking resources from the district that other schools are recieving(scores and dropout numbers prove this). It is in serious need of new leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

I love this school, there are many things to get involved with and many things to do. This school has a friendly enviornment that welcomes you with open arms. I can think of no other school that can match Covington High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2008

Three of my 5 children graduation from CHS and I have one currently attending. The school is outstanding and we have enjoyed every moment of our childrens lives at CHS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

I am a recent graduate from CHS and one thing i can tel you is that there is noo school spirit here. My freshman and sophomore yr were ok but not so much after. I wont name names but a few teachers always say students have acted terrible in class when it isnt true and the administrators never listen to what the student has to say. (this is not bias b/c i have never been in any trouble)


Posted November 1, 2007

great school great faculty/staff and great personnal
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2007

Covington High is a great example of a true community school with an experienced Faculty. The students are genuine and welcome new students in as if they are family. The school is currently under construction with a new Administration building giving us a beautiful front to the school. The Library is being expanded to increase the size with the addition of new computer labs. The PTSA is increasing it's membership with new families each day providing a positive influence on the school. The Community is really rallying behind Covington High. The Administration and Faculty are doing a tremendous job of looking ahead and providing for the academic and social advancement of the current and future students of CHS! They do not tolerate discipline problems. This is the one high school in St. Tammany that is growing and improving daily. I would not hesitate to send my child to Covington High!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 15, 2006

Academics standards are high. Teachers very helpful. A student can have a satisfying high school experience here. Parents could be involved a little more.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 29, 2004

CHS is a school with a 'country' atmosphere. This quality can be both good and bad. The school as the town, has seen an increase in population. The attempts to handle the increase student body has placed, what I see as an overwhelming strain on the faculty, many of whom are Cov. graduates themselves. However, I do agree that a basic ingredient is missing here and that is the love and caring that an overlooked faculty member, Mr. Loup, rendered to the student body and faculty as a whole. It was a sad day for the future of CHS when this excellent human being was overlooked as principle. Shame on the system that drove him away from us. This single issue makes me wonder about the 'connection' that the school board boasts it has with its schools. Go Lions Go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

I feel as a graduate of this fine institution of learning that it needs to retain its tradition and stop trying to be so progressive. Do not take this the wrong way, I like many of the new innovative teaching methods that are being performed now, but what makes Covington great and unique is its 'country' feel. Ever since Guillory has taken over, he has transformed this once unique and incredible school to a 'Northern Mandeville High.' That is not Covington High. I believe firmly that Coach Loup should have been principal and that things need to be kept 'in house' to pass on the great Lion legacy to the younger generations and do not deprive them of something that so many Lion graduates enjoyed.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

409 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

409 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
43%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 47%
Black 18% 45%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Roslyn Hanson
Fax number
  • (985) 875-9699

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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73030 Lions Drive
Covington, LA 70433
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