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Recognitions at the September 27, 2016 Board of Education Meeting

Welcome to West Covina Unified School District

Welcome to the official website of West Covina Unified School District, located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. We serve the community of West Covina, California in eastern San Gabriel Valley. Our award-winning schools are building on a foundation of excellence. 


We invite you to browse through our website to learn more about what we can offer your family. Our small class sizes, flexible placement options, special programs, and rigorous curriculum meet the needs of the students we serve and prepare them for lifelong success!"


Vision Statement


The West Covina Unified School District is dedicated to uncompromising excellence in education and citizenship.


Our Mission


The mission of the West Covina Unified School District, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide all students access to a high-quality, well-rounded curriculum rich in meaning and rigor that inspires:

  • Post-secondary and career participation
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Informational literacy
  • Positive contributions to society

A Message From Our Superintendent

Untitled Document On behalf of the Board of Education and the West Covina Unified School District, welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. Our teachers, staff, and administrators are dedicated to the highest levels of academic success for our students. We continue to invest in providing an environment for their social/emotional well-being. The District, and its stakeholders, have developed and implemented our District Strategic Plan and Local Control Accountability Plan; I encourage you to view these plans on our website.

A new Reading Initiative will include the distribution of personal laptop computers to all students enrolled K-3. The District’s Dual Immersion Spanish program will now include a TK class and several first grade classes. The success of the International Baccalaureate programme at Edgewood High School has inspired additional authorizations – the IB Primary Years Programme at Cameron Elementary and Orangewood Elementary, as well as the IB Middle Years Programme for grades sixth through tenth at Edgewood Middle and Edgewood High School. Across town, West Covina High School will add the exclusive advanced seminar course, AP Capstone. This is a two year program that includes a seminar course and a research course. Students who complete these courses, and earn successful scores on their AP exams, will receive an AP Capstone Diploma. We are the only district in the San Gabriel Valley to offer this program.

In addition to these innovative programs, the School Board is happy to announce new college and career pathways, including; Robotics, Computer Science, Entertainment Arts, and Engineering. I am confident, that working together, we will prepare our students to enter the global workforce through the integration of technology, real-world applications, and rigorous instruction. At West Covina Unified, your child has a choice. I encourage you to explore the many opportunities that are available in our District.

The District appreciates your continued support. We are confident that your child will have a successful school year in the West Covina Unified School District.


Charles D. Hinman, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
West Covina USD
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The mission of the West Covina Unified School District, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide all students access to a high-quality, well-rounded curriculum rich in meaning and rigor that inspires; post-secondary and career participation; critical thinking and problem solving; information literacy; and positive contributions to society.

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