West Covina High School

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West Covina High School
West Covina High School.png
Motto Home of Scholars and Champions
Established 1956
Type Public Secondary
Principal Marc Trovatore
Faculty 185
Students 2,892
Grades 09-12
Location 1609 East Cameron Avenue,
West Covina, California, United States
District West Covina Unified School District
Colors Maroon and gold          
Athletics Hacienda League
Mascot The Bulldogs
Yearbook Quest
Newspaper Newsbytes
Website West Covina High School

West Covina High School (WCHS) is a four year comprehensive secondary school located in West Covina, California, USA.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1]

In 2005, WCHS became fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and a California Distinguished School.

Demographics[edit]

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:[2]

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

Athletics[edit]

The Bulldog athletic teams compete in the Hacienda League of the CIF Southern Section.

League Championships[edit]

  • American football: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Boys' cross country: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Girls' tennis: Individual Champion 2009, Individual Champion & MVP 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 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

CIF Championships[edit]

  • American football: 2004, 2010, 2011
  • Wrestling: 2006, 2007, 2011

State championships[edit]

  • Girls' wrestling: 2011

Activities[edit]

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".

Yearly API[edit]

Year API base data API growth data Growth target Actual growth
1998–1999 576
1999–2000 576 599 11 23
2000–2001 599 595 10 12
2001–2002 595 626 10 26
2002–2003 626 633 9 7
2003–2004 633 695 8 60
2004–2005 695 720 5 25
2005–2006 720 739 4 19
2006–2007 739 729 5 -10
2007–2008 729 748 5 20
2009–2010 748 751 5 3
2010–2011 751 774 5 23
2011–2012 774 TBD 5 TBD

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "West Covina High School: School History". Wchs-wcusd-ca.schoolloop.com. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Demographics by ethnicity; 2010-2011
  3. ^ "Tom Brunansky Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Joey Eischen Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Justin Lehr Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Keith Smith". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°03′49″N 117°54′54″W / 34.0635°N 117.9150°W / 34.0635; -117.9150