Edgewood and West Covina high schools have been ranked in the top 20 percent of high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, recognizing their successful International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. Edgewood High and West Covina High earned scores of 90.5 and 80.72, respectively, earning them high rankings among the nearly 2,500 high schools in California.
West Covina Unified broke ground on a science and career technical education (CTE) building at West Covina High School on June 25, commemorating the District’s latest effort to create innovative, effective learning environments. The 28,000-square-foot science and CTE building will house new chemistry and biology labs, a state-of-the-art video production lab and broadcast studio, engineering computer labs and robotics spaces that feature a competition arena and manufacturing lab. The $15.7 million project, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, is expected to be completed by fall 2020.
Five West Covina Unified schools were recognized for narrowing the achievement gap among underserved students, with strong gains seen in standardized state testing scores in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, earning places on the 2019 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students list.
More than 80 Orangewood Elementary fifth-graders presented capstone projects on May 28 that delved into such topics as the addictive nature of video games, how YouTube targets audiences and barriers to women playing football during their International Baccalaureate (IB) culminating exhibition.