School Details

Covina High School

463 South Hollenbeck Avenue, Covina, CA 91723
(626) 974-6020
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1448 students 25 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Covina-Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
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  • Covina-Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Covina-Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Covina High School is a public high school in West Covina. The principal of Covina High School is Claudia Karnoski, whose e-mail is ckarnoski@cvusd.k12.ca.us. 1,448 children attend Covina High School and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Covina High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 1,448 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Covina High School is 25:1. Northview High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 77% 68%
Asian 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Filipino 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.4% %
Unspecified 0.07% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 48%
Limited English proficiency 5% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are dedicated caring and involved with their students. The principal doesn't appear to be as involved or motivated to make school improvements as she should be. Although there are some opportunities for parent involvement they are not readily presented to parents wishing to become involved.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great!!! All the teachers teach you a lot and they all seem to care about everyone's success. Plus the teachers also have time to help you when you need help for homework during break and lunch. It's a big school and you will make many friends there and have a good time. Oh and they have a lot of AP and honors classes to choose from as well as many clubs in the school. The only bad thing thing is that we don't have any lockers there's only lockers for P.E. but I totally reccommend people to come to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have just completed my first year at UCR and thanks to Covina High School I was prepared not only physically but also socially. Covina High School was a great school and is becoming even better with time. They have wonderful teachers who are young and energetic to teach. With many extra curricular activities and clubs students such as clubs and sports teams students are exposed to many different social groups. Though Covina does not focus 100% of their time and money on their sports teams they have a wonderful learning curriculum. I highly recommend this school to anyone because this school is has all the great qualities of a school in a small home environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    The worst school of all! I learned more in one semester in community college than 4 years at Covina High School! you have teachers teaching three subjects while they should be focusing in one! There is only one advisor that is kinda good but still they should hire advisors with heart. Covina High school needs help and direction. take your kids to south hills or west covina High!

  • (9 years ago)

    Covina High is a school that lacks extra curricular activities.But due to budget cuts what school isnt struggling.Covina High though is one of the most exceptional high schools academically provide students with resources neccesary.Parent envolvment could be a little but better.

  • (9 years ago)

    It's OK school that is apprpriate for social status of surrounding community. Watch your stuff in boys locker room as there are thefts and school coaches do little to deal with the issue.

  • (11 years ago)

    It's a very Good School for ur students to go too? I want to Covina High School and the teachers are very nice to their Students.

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