West Covina High School
|West Covina High School|
|Motto||Home of Scholars and Champions|
|Location||1609 East Cameron Avenue,
West Covina, California, United States
|District||West Covina Unified School District|
|Colors||Maroon and gold|
|Website||West Covina High School|
West Covina High School opened in 1956 on the old Covina High School campus on Citrus Ave. and Puente Ave. as the Spartans. In 1957, the school moved to its new campus, which was built on an old cabbage patch, on Cameron Ave. and Fernwood St. Blue and white were the school colors. The Spartans were led by Principal Maurice Wooden, brother of the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. The first class graduated in 1958.
In 1988, West Covina Unified School District merged Edgewood High School and West Covina High School, bringing all students to its current campus. The new mascot became the Bulldog and maroon and gold were chosen as the new school colors.
There has been a decrease in the percentage of white students and African American over the years with an increase in the number and percentage of Hispanic students. There is a large number of Asian American students, who are of mainly Chinese, Filipino, Taiwanese and Vietnamese descent.
The ethnicity of the school in 2010-2011 was:
- Hispanic/Latino: 2,078
- Asian: 468
- White: 210
- African American: 125
- American Indian/Alaska Native: 2
- Pacific Islander: 7
- Not reported: 2
- Total: 2,892
The Bulldog athletic teams compete in the Hacienda League of the CIF Southern Section.
- American football: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
- Boys' cross country: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
- Girls' tennis: Individual Champion 2009, Individual Champion & MVP 2010
- Boys' basketball: 2006, 2007, 2009
- Boys' soccer: 2009
- Wrestling: 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
- Badminton: Individual Champion 2009, 2010
- Softball: 2004, 2005, 2009
- Track & field: girls 2009
- American football: 2004, 2010, 2011
- Wrestling: 2006, 2007, 2011
- Girls' wrestling: 2011
In 2006, the Robotics Alliance of West Covina (RAWC) took first place in the Southern California Regional Competition and took second place in the World in the FIRST Robotics Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008, the team achieved first in the San Diego Regional Competition and third in the World in the Championship in Atlanta. They were undefeated in their division (Newton Division) and lost to the first place team in Atlanta.
In March 2008, the All Male Hip Hop dance team took first place at the United Spirit Association Dance/Drill National Competition in the Medium Hip Hop and All Male divisions. In March 2009, it once again took first place at the USA Nationals Dance/Drill Competition in the All Male Division, which led to a back-to-back National Championship. In March 2010, the All Male Hip Hop dance team won another first place in the All Male Division, which had led the team to a 3-peat National Championship title.
In March 2010, the Dance/Drill team took first place at the USA National Dance/Drill Competition in the Small Military Division.
During winter 2008, The Indoor Drumline won the ADLA Scholastic Open Championship with their show entitled "Teknologik". In 2009,, it won the silver medal in the ADLA Scholastic World Championship with a show entitled "Imagine", and in 2010 took the gold again with its innovative and striking performances in their show entitled "From the Ashes".
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- Rick Aguilera - graduated 1980, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Tom Brunansky - graduated 1978, major league baseball outfielder
- Joey Eischen - graduated 1988, major league baseball pitcher
- Justin Lehr - major league baseball pitcher
- Nia Peeples - graduated 1980, actress
- Keith Smith, retired basketball player.
- Walter Thurmond - graduated 2004, National Football League defensive back, Super Bowl XLVIII winner
- Jimmy Sydow Jr - graduated 2006, senior sssociate of Store Operations-North America at Forever 21
- Bob Zany - graduated 1981, comedian
- Bill Stoneman - graduated WCHS 1962, major league pitcher, general manager of Los Angeles Angels
- "West Covina High School: School History". Wchs-wcusd-ca.schoolloop.com. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
- Winton, Richard (October 1, 2012). "Swastika painted on West Covina High's bulldog statue - latimes.com". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
- Demographics by ethnicity; 2010-2011
- "Tom Brunansky Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Joey Eischen Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Justin Lehr Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Keith Smith". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012.