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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!"

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 Community, Faculty, and Staff:

It is an honor to be named the new superintendent in the West Covina Unified School District. I am thankful newly elected school board president Jessica Shewmaker, vice president Camie Poulos, clerk Eileen Miranda Jimenez, and members Steve Cox and Michael Flowers have the confidence in me to continue the traditions and academic excellence this district has achieved. It is my immediate goal to continue the great work of superintendent Debra Kaplan and support the community goals set forth in the district strategic plan and local control accountability plan. Noting several awards and recognitions, I am impressed with the level of success the administrators, teachers, staff, students, and parents have achieved at your schools. Like West Covina Unified School District, I also have two essential goals - that all students will meet with academic success, and that all students will graduate ready for college, career, and life in a competitive global economy.

I come to WCUSD by way of the Newport Mesa Unified School District where I have served as assistant superintendent of secondary education for nine years. I have also served as a teacher, coach, school administrator, and high school principal. Working as a Professional Learning Community (PLC), I have had the opportunity to participate in organizational teams whose goal has been to answer the primary questions of a PLC: What do you want children to learn, how will you know if they have learned it, and how will you respond if they have not? On a personal note, I have been married to a teacher for over twenty five years and have three daughters in college, two playing division one soccer at the University of New Mexico and University of Wyoming, and my oldest is a graduate student at the University of Southern California in the Rossier School of Education.

I look forward in this new year to working with the school board, meeting each of you, and learning how collectively we can continue the rich traditions that are the West Covina Unified School District.

It is my sincerest hope you will all have a restful and safe new year! 


Charles Hinman Signature



Charles D. Hinman, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
West Covina USD