Covina High School
|Covina High School|
|463 South Hollenbeck Avenue
|School district||Covina-Valley Unified School District|
|Enrollment||1,650 (as of early 2011)|
|Color(s)||Cardinal and white|
|Athletics conference||CIF Southern Section
Valle Vista League
|Rival||Northview High School|
Covina High School, commonly known as Covina High or CHS to the students, is a public high school located in Covina, California. Covina High School is one of three comprehensive high schools within the Covina-Valley Unified School District. Established in 1897, Covina High is the first and oldest high school in the school district and is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges. There were approximately 1,650 students enrolled for the 2010–11 school year.
Covina High School is one of the oldest establishments in Covina. Its original campus, Covina Union High School, was located off of S. Citrus Ave and W. Puente St. and was opened in 1897, just a few years before Covina became an incorporated city. In 1956, Covina High School moved to its current location on Hollenbeck Ave. and was open for classes in 1957.
The teaching staff includes fifty-six regular education teachers and six special education teachers. Additional personnel include the school principal, two assistant principal, a student activities director, three counselors, and two library clerks.
As of 2013, Baldwin Park High School has left the Valle Vista League and has gone into the Miramonte League.
Covina High School's Cross Country Team has won six league titles.
Covina High School's 2015 Boys' Soccer team won the school's first ever League Championship.
The Colts football team won the CIF Championship in 1925, 1926, 1928, 1939, 1980, and 1995 and have won numerous league titles. The Colts baseball team won the CIF Championship in 1979, 1981, and 1988, which is the most by a Valle Vista League program, and is also a 25-time Valle Vista League Champion. The Colts softball team won the CIF Championship in 1989.
Boys Sports : Baseball, Basketball, X-country, Football, Wrestling, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field. Girls Sports : Volleyball, X-country, Tennis, Basketball, Wrestling, Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Track and Field.
- Pamela Beaird, former television actress.
- Donald W. Evans, Jr., Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
- Hussein Mohamed Farrah Former President of Somalia, he graduated in 1981.
- Jonathan D. Farrar, Ambassador to the Republic of Panama (2012–Present)
- Jim Hanifan, NFL Player and Coach
- Ward Kimball, one of the original Disney animators, and leader of the Dixieland band Firehouse Five Plus Two, he won an Academy Award, he was a member of the Covina High School class of 1929.
- Mike Lynn, NBA Player (Los Angeles Lakers, Buffalo Braves)
- Brett Pill, professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants
- Don Rose, major league baseball player (California Angels, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets)
- Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, CA. Graduated Class of 1995.
- Francia White, American opera singer and radio and television personality during the 1930s and 1940s.
- "Covina Past". covinapast.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2015-09-21.
- "It's Tough to be a Bird". 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
- Unusual Occupations L-5-2 at the Internet Movie Database
- Art Afterpieces, ISBN 978-0-8431-0366-3
- Irving Spiegel (June 29, 1941). "A 'GHOST SINGER'S SAGA". The New York Times.