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About This School

West Covina High School is a public high school in West Covina. The principal of West Covina High School is Alejandro Ruvalcaba and can be contacted at aruvalcaba@wcusd.org. 2,914 students go to West Covina High School and identify as Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the West Covina High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 2,914 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Covina High School is 23:1. Coronado High (Continuation) 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
    • Korean
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 57%
Filipino 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian 16% 8%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 15266%
Unspecified 0.1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.07% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 57%
Limited English proficiency 6% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    School is really on top of intervention and security. This translates into a controlled learning environment that benefits both students parents and faculity

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    Good communication with parents. They have a great on-line system for parents to review the student's grades attendance etc...

  • (4 years ago)

    Because we have a great fine arts program a great student body marvelous teachers and tons of school spirit!

  • (4 years ago)

    It has not only great academics but it has a variety of club and sports to truly show everyone's creativity.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had good communication regarding my child's education and progress regularly between majority of teachers and my child's counselor.

  • (5 years ago)

    A Great-Tastic School If your thinkingabout sending your child here...Do it

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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 =)

  • (6 years ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    WChigh is very crowded school.they need organization as well as improving the safety & discipline of the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    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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