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11200 NE Rosewood Rd
Vancouver, WA 98662

(360) 604-6300
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April 22, 2014
This school is by far the worst school, with the worst staff I have EVER had to deal with. As an ex teacher and the mother of two children I have been involved in a decent number of schools, spanning three states and CMS is atrocious. The staff is discriminatory, to the point where I had to involve the ACLU for an email sent out by the Associate Principle targeting my daughter by name. They are currently under investigation for their lack of involvement with their bullying problem. I could write a book about the horrendous office staff/ administrative staff/ etc. At one point the P.E. teachers were weighing students IN FRONT of other students and making comments about each students' weight. It was absolutely ridiculous and inexcusable. My best advice is to stay as far away from this school as possible.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
This school is amazing we have a great staff and the people here are always welcomeing. We have a great educational program and if you are a 6th grader the 8th and 7th graders are very welcoming. This is a great school and very welcoming.

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2013
I attended this school back before it was rebuilt. Looking back, I can honestly say that there wasn't much special about it. The halls and classes seemed dreary. Most of the teachers were nice enough from a student's stand point, but there had been one in particular who really didn't seem like he should be a teacher. Our family didn't believe my older sister's stories about him until I had the same teacher. I really hope he's retired or been fire since then. Bullying and such, like almost every other school, were a problem. Teachers had a 'I didn't see it, so I can't do anything' attitude. Best advice I can give is to go in and ask questions about dress codes, events, and security. If your child's education is important to you, don't forget to do your own homework.

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2013
Having seen the worst of the worst, I can honestly say this is a wonderful school in every aspect. Please don't listen to the rumors, they are not true. Visit and see for yourself before you judge. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure the students are learning and the administration is always there to help you with any issues that arise. This is a wonderfully diverse community and I am happy to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
I went to covington last year and all my friends and me hated it there the teachers discriminated against me and would blame me for anything i did so whatever you do do enroll your child in this school

- submitted by a community member
June 14, 2013
We've had problems with a particular teacher all year long. With the exception of one or two teachers, this school really has not impressed us at all. The administrative staff is awful and non-responsive to "real" problems with it's teachers. My children constantly complain about the rudeness, abuse and cruelty or their teachers. I'd think differently about putting your kids into this middle school as it's hard enough to be a teen these days without serious issues with teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
Being a Colt for nearly 15 years has given me the freedom to say it is one of the 'best in the West' most definitely! Within the time I've been there I've seen innovative ideas, positive change, and successful team-building promoting a wide-range of accomplishments in the education field! Other schools within our district look up to us to deliver the next routine of healthy accord and we're proud to take the reins and lead, it's a team effort that is across the board. We can proudly say we've come a long way and we continue to stride for the mark of not only great team work, but student achievement for all those who attend. Diversity is HUGE and we're sensitive to all those who come through our doors, whether you're wheelchair bound, autistic, learning disabled, behavioral driven, etc. we'll work to support you in every way we can. I'm extremely confident that we will continue to make great strides in educating our students in all areas of growth and with excellence. "GO COLTS!"

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2013
This school is aweful. You can hear the teachers screaming at students from across the hall. I got detention for getting some water. There are a few nice teachers that will help you but most act like dictators, they do not care about the students and treat them more like dogs.

- submitted by a community member
February 03, 2013
Am having some trouble with this school. When I went for conferences earlier this year, I did not like the way I was talked to by several of the teachers. I started to become afraid they were all like that until I met with some of the afternoon teachers, who seemed to really have great programs put together, skill at teaching the subjects and knew how to work with (not against) my child. I receive the weekly online notices about my child's grades and have received o.k. reports. I was surprised, then, to get a letter in the mail saying my child was "at risk" of not passing 1 or more classes. Obviously these notices are not as accurate as they need to be. The letter said I should come in next week for conferences again. I am dreading seeing those "a.m." teachers and am thinking about just skipping straight to the afternoon classes.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2012
Worst middle school! They have a huge issue with bullying and the staff refuses to do anything or even recognize there is a problem. The counselor on staff actually told my 6th grader to his face that his mom needed counseling and so did he, this should never be appropriate to be said in front of or directly to a student. The principals don't have time for the kids or their issues and the students don't all feel like they have someone "safe" they can report bullying to or other issues of importance, the security guards on site seem to have the "I can't be bothered" attitude. The staff all seem to have the same attitude about kids coming to them with bullying issues. Teachers were more concerned with how and when they can punish a student rather than find the root cause of the problem. Teachers pass unfair judgment on certain students with special needs. My oldest has aged out of this school but my younger son is supposed to go back at the start of next year. I will put my now 7th grader in a new school if things do not change drastically.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2011
I've had 2 children attend Covington and I'm counting down the days until this year is over. I will be putting my youngest in a different school unless I see some drastic changes. The school does not know how to follow an IEP, there are some great teachers there but for a child on an IEP it only takes one teacher not to follow it and your child is lost. There is no excuse for a child on an IEP to fail a class that is the whole purpose of having one! They are well known for diciplining children based on :who they are". If your child attends Covington and you want to have a good experience then you need to keep your mouth shut and agree with them, tell them how great they are and hope for the best. The minute you go against what they feel is proper education or you disagree on a behavior issue your child will be targeted. You can expect attitude and multiple suspensions to include outlandish accusations.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2010
Covington middle school is the bomb. The teachers are awesome and iv never been happy with a school in my life.Im a student at Covington and I just love it there.

- submitted by a student
December 02, 2009
i go there and it gets better every year

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December 01, 2009
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no rating November 11, 2009
i use to go to this school and it was the best school i ever went to!!

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November 03, 2009
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no rating October 27, 2009
Covington is not a great school; I have two daughters, my eldest did okay despite the seemingly lack of concern or effort by her teachers. My youngest, however, has special needs and the teachers and adminstrators seem uninterested in doing what should be done for my childs educational excellance. The last straw is the fact that they close the office at 3:30 in the afternoon and expect parents to encourage after school activities.

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July 28, 2009
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April 28, 2009
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April 21, 2009
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March 26, 2009
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December 17, 2008
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no rating November 17, 2008
My daughter has been an Covington for all of 6th grade and three months of 7th grade. I have been very happy with the school. The teachers she has had have been wonderful. Sports and after-school activities are great. The school counselor is very involved and knows kids well. I can not think of one thing I have been unhappy with. She is happy, learning, involved, and loves going to school. And the building itself is gorgeous. It has been a safe and enjoyable place for my daughter to go to school.

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November 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 02, 2008
I have just finished my last year at covington middle school. I had some awesome times during 6-8 grade. Teachers are not that bad and I beleive it is harshly judged buy its past. Its a good school and don't beleive everything you hear espeacally if that person hasn't even gone to that school.

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June 22, 2008
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June 20, 2008
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May 06, 2008
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March 29, 2008
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December 31, 2007
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August 23, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 15, 2007
I do not think this school is one of the 'best' schools. There are many teachers that are great but the upper staff as in Principal and Vice are horrid to work with.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
I dont think this school is the 'best' school. They have poor planning ability and they do not take time to work with the students. I am normally a straight a studnet and I have been all through middle school, but I'm having a difficult time understanding math and I do not think that my teacher is thourougly taking time to instruct me.

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2007
Despite positive things I heard before enrolling my child in Covington, I have found that the staff, both teachers and administrators we have had to deal with are ill equipped to deal with children who have special needs and they don't appear interested in changing that. Sincerely, Angry Mom

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2006
I think this school is exceptional. In my opinion, the teachers have been wonderful to deal with. They seem to truly care about the children as well as their academic achievement. As parents, our primary focus must be to aid our children in their education. One must remember, the teachers are very limited to the amount of discipline they can administer. It's up to us to make sure that our children remain in line. If everyone did that, security would not be such an issue.

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March 29, 2006
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- submitted by a student
December 18, 2005
I think this is a well planned and great school for learning in the Evergreen School District.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2005
This is an awful school that does not teach well and the teachers never will have time to give your child personal attention. I do not recommend this school at all

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May 16, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 10, 2004
The teachers are some what okay. They could have better education themselves. Overall 1-10 10 the highest it is a 2. The teachers do not teach the children proper english. Some teachers allow differant things in class that are not allowed by administators. The principals leave something of desire. The security rather be childs friend than to dicipline. The staff and principals loose papers and letters sent if it is against them in any way. Children with lower income are shrugged and not educated no matter if parents work or not. There is no dicipline to the staff of any kind when they are caught on tape cursing and degrading the children. Warning do not move to that school area. High school is okay.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2004
I currently go to Covington and it is not a bad school at all. Also for the parent who says if her kid wants to stay home they just act up. Heres an idea ground them or take something away if they get in trouble at school show them that acting up in school is unacceptible and will not be tollerated. Also for people who think people who graduate from there will amount to nothing it's not where you graduate from it's your grades and how hard you work. I have great grades I don't do drugs and I don't know anyone who does. Also the teachers are great. I plan to grow up and have a career and it will not change no matter what school I go to.

- submitted by a student
July 14, 2004
I agree with others who feel the discipline is not adequate. Certain students are singled out and suspended on a regular basis. My grandson had a horrible year in sixth grade and quickly learned that if he wanted to stay home all he had to do was act out in some way. One of my greatest concerns however is bullying. My grandson was the victim of this behavior and when we tried to address it with school officials, we got nothing but excuses. I believe also that the policy of making IEP students clean the cafeteria and other areas is simply wrong. As a whole I don't think Covington provides a healthy environment for kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My daughter has had a great experience at Covington. The teachers have always been helpful and attentive. She has learned a lot and her grades have improved every year. The only problem is the age of the school and that will be taken care in the next couple of years with the construction of the new school. Good job!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2003
I think Covington needs an overhaul and better teachers who care for their students and not just a pay check! Who can focus on student that need just a little more help. I've had an instance where my child said they need more explaining the teacher told him if you don't get it, you don't get it. Needless to say my child never asked again.They also need to work on their dicipline issues. As they send the kids to detention for everything. We have had nothing but rudness at that school and if we had a choice my children would not attend there. I've tried!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
Most of the teachers at this school are great. There are a few that are hard to deal with. I disagree with the schools discipline. They tend to use suspension as their only vice. I am extremly concerned that this tells teens that them being in school is not important. Where do most teens want to be? (home) So why give that as a discipline.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2003
I strongly agree with the previous comments on discipline. They are way too quick to suspend kids instead of gathering all of the information first. They suspend students and then hold it against the student until they leave. I would never recommend this school to anyone with children of this age.

- submitted by a parent
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Covington Middle School
11200 NE Rosewood Rd, Vancouver, WA  98662
(360) 604-6300
Last modified Covington Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Covington Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top