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Welcome to West Covina USD

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!"

West Covina Unified School District Superintendent Search 2014

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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

Dear West Covina Community Members,

The West Covina Unified School District distinguishes itself by its world-class education provided to 15 award-winning schools and 9,000 students. National Blue Ribbon Schools have recognized five of the schools, and ten have been designated California Distinguished Schools including West Covina High School and Edgewood High School. The California Business for Educational Excellence Honor Roll recognized several schools while multiple others received the Title I Academic Achievement Award. We have a Model Continuation High School program, an extensive advanced placement program at West Covina High School, and a prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program at Edgewood High School.  

The West Covina Unified District has two essential goals: 

1.    All students will meet or exceed District, State, and Federal Accountability Standards.
2.    All students will graduate ready for college, career, and life in a globally competitive economy.

Our educational programs’ level of success depends on a constant effort to improve, so we provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful 21st century global citizens. Our strategic plan keeps us focused on student learning within the context of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). We are committed to integrating technology into student learning as well as developing our students as competent and fluent writers. The district promotes 21st century citizenship skills to enable all students to explore, develop, and express their own values and opinions, while listening to and respecting the views of others. In addition, we are working toward integrating math and science with technology and engineering to prepare more students for these college and career areas.  

Our district provides effective and quality services to support our English learners, low-income students, and foster youth in achievement of very specific goals in line with our strategic plan and our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The hallmark of the West Covina School District is that our parents, teachers, administrators, and board of education work collaboratively on behalf of our students to empower them to identify their passions and reach their individual goals.  


Debra Kaplan
Superintendent of Schools
West Covina USD