This school is a joke. Some people would like to believe its getting better. . My children were straight A students and since I have moved them to an EXEMPLARY campuses, they are struggling to keep up the grades. The school still has unattended classes, and communication problems with teachers and students, not to mention low test score still. I will say Covington has had some great teachers, but for ever good one you have 4 bad ones.Untill this school pulls it together and gets some teachers that truly care about the students, I wouldn t recommend it to anyone. I have lived in the community for many years and thought the school was going to get better. I waited and wait. Finally I made the best Decision for my children and transferred them to a better school. I want them to have a wonderful school experience, graduate, and then go to collage.
We are new to the area, I was pleasantly surprised at how welcoming the school is. My children are loving it, and I truly believe I made the right decision in sending them here.
I am very impressed with CISD! Besides the school growing in students over the last 30+ years. They offer a wonderful Subsitute Teacher Orintation, Policy Review, First Aide and CPR training and a workshop on 'teaching tips' which is a real plus to newcomers in the area. It was nice to have time to communicate with administrators about expectations and changes in the 'SUBS' roll when called to work. The faculty is warm and welcoming. I look forward to 'learning' with the students when I SUB.
Covington ISD has the potential to become a very well rounded district. The new administration has done a very good job with what they have. The school campus has been cleaned up in the last two years, and parents are seeing the changes.
This school is improving but still has many problems. The emphasis needs to be on educating the student. The arts programs are limited but at least there is a program, which there wasn't in the past. Parent involvement is very low, if one is not involved in a child's education, one does not have room to complain.
It's hard to know where to begin. This district has serious problems. To bash the superintendent is non productive and to criticize the school board for recent efforts to improve the situation is criminal. And to categorize all teachers as inept would be unfair. A short list of issues would include lack of discipline, poor performance on standardized testing, unattended classrooms, lack of motivation for students and teachers, and no cohesiveness among administration, staff and community to make this district a place of which to be proud. Priority should be placed on making sure each successive generation that passes through these doors does better than the next. This has not been the focus or even a consideration for many years. Although it is commendable for graduates to attend and succeed at institutions such as Tarleton why shouldn't we prepare them for UT, A&M, Rice, Stanford or Harvard.
I have 3 children attend covington school & the poor and/or lack of education they received was disgusting, discouraging, & unfair to all children. Good teachers leave at an alarming rate so conditions must not be ideal. Ultimately, the superintendent is responsible for the poor quality of education at covington. I am so glad the school board has decided to try to improve the conditions at covington so that all children can get a quality education. Some in the community seem to put control & power ahead of quality education for the students. This is unfair to the taxpayers but especially unfair to the students. The superintendent's lack of addressing serious problems has brought him to this point so there is no one to blame but him. If he had done his job properly, it wouldn't be such a mess. Hats off to the board & better education for students.
This school has come along way! We will greatly miss our current Superintendent. He has done such a great job on expanding our school and the community. My kids enjoy the small classrooms and the personal touch of the teachers. They are encouraged to exceed in their academics. I pray that with the new year and the upcoming administration changes that the school will be able to continue in their quest of knowledge and maintain the personal touch that has become such a part of our community, which is greatly built around our public school. Our town is small with less than 400 people, may we continue to support one another and give our children a bright future.
As a graduate and long time resident of Covington, it has been very dishearting to watch the school erode. Blame must be placed with the top adminstrator, the Superintdent. As test scores go lower, discpline is getting worse. The number of special education students increases every year. Yet some think that this superintdent is the answer. He's the cause. The school has finally got a school board that realizes the seriouness of the sitution and is trying to solve the problem by finding an adminstrator that cares about the kids, not just buildings and grounds. But the Superintdent is not the only problem. There is so much backbiting and dislike among many of the teachers themselves. Then there are some of the teacher aides, what a joke that is. In recent years, this is the best school board we've had, with the exception of two or three members.
Covington ISD is undergoing exciting changes. When a new administration comes in and cleans up the mess our current Superintendent has made, I am confident things will get better. Right now Covington has nothing to offer your child or mine. I would not recommend this school to my worst enemy. The last thing on our teachers mind is education or children. Unfortunately, it has been that way for a long time. Our test scores prove that. As you probably read, we have a very small, insignificant group of people reluctant to see progress. (Make note of their spelling and grammer, they are no doubt proud graduates of Covington High School) Though they are slowing down the progress, they will not stop it. It took 20 years to get this school in the shape it is in. It may take 20 more to straighten it out. Kuddo's to the School Board!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The biggest problem with the Covington ISD right now is the current school board. They make decisions based on personal agendas, and have made that fact clear in public gatherings. The majority of the taxpayers in Covington want to keep the current supt. and will fight to find a way to do so. TEA, the District Attorney, and possibly the Justice Department will be involved in this before it's all over.
This is a great school I have 2 children who attend. I attended from first grade to graduation. I was offered advanced courses and graduated with them. Recentley we have had some new people join our community and want to change the way we play. Why did they move if they dont like the rules.
This school needs help. There are too many teachers that are not certified. Are they really teaching our children correctly. Need better leadership in each department.
Superintendant has outlived his stay and worth at our school. He micromanages, and doesn't allow the principals to do their jobs. Because principals are not allowed to lead, they make promises to parents and staff that they do not keep. More faculty meetings are needed- at least one per month. Principals do not inform staff of pertinant information, and do not let them know that they are doing a good job. This hurts moral.
This school is lacking in safety and discipline, The teachers in upper elementry and on up are very poor. We have new principals that are trying to make the school work, but the Administrator is standing in the way of progress. We are not strong in academics. With the student teacher ratio they should be turning out students that have strong grade point averages. Some of our school board members go along with our Superintendent even though it is wrong for our school. We have teachers that are not certified. Some that have been with the school for 4 years. I feel our school should be stronger with the academics. Reading is a major problem. We are not stong with this subject or with math. I have 3 students in this school and would have someone think twice about bring any student to this school. We plan on moving at the end of this school year. I feel as though my children are not challenged enough. They are 'A' students. So I have worried that they really are not learning enough.
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