School District
District Vision Statement
We, the Covina-Valley Unified School District, will be a leader in the educational community, providing a well-rounded and diverse education that promotes life-long learning. We will ensure that a safe, nurturing and challenging environment exists for everyone. Students will gain academic excellence, self-esteem, and pride through achievement and accomplishment. We will serve as the catalyst to strengthen community partnerships, maximizing opportunities for all students to reach their greatest potential.

Instructional Mission
All students in C-VUSD are guaranteed a coherent, rigorous academic program through districtwide use of deconstructed standards, goals, district pacing, curriculum alignment, and benchmark assessments. This foundational system of “effective first instruction” is a necessity to providing students with essential knowledge and skills to successfully complete their K-12 education and be prepared to attend a 4-year college. Research-based strategies such as GLAD, SIOP, GATE, Frostig, and Thinking Maps will be integrated into effective lesson design and delivery in every classroom throughout Covina-Valley.

Through the professional learning community, teachers will accelerate the work of collaborative groups, as they engage in focused discussion about essential learning, goals, lesson design and delivery, assessment results, good teaching, and intervening for students. Evidence gathered through instructional observations generates discussion, analysis, and modification of instructional practices!

Over time, teachers will ensure that lessons are innovative, providing students with communication, creative, critical thinking and collaborative skills to excel in life beyond Covina Valley and into the 21st Century.

For more than a century, Covina-Valley USD has served the communities of Covina, West Covina, Glendora, San Dimas and Irwindale. Covina-Valley schools provide the personalized service and caring culture of a small school district, where teachers and administrators know their students by name.

Each year, our graduates earn in excess of $1 million in scholarships. Due to the high academic standing of Covina-Valley students, more than half of all graduates meet or exceed the admission requirements for the California State and University of California systems.

We provide a strong basic education underscoring reading, writing, language arts, math, science, social science and technology, which is aligned with the California Department of Education standards. Moreover, each campus offers leadership, curriculuar, and athletics/sports opportunities. A broad array of support services is available to children, adults and families.

An extensive arts program begins in elementary school, providing students with a well-rounded education. Our athletic teams garner California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championships, and are consistently ranked among the best in the region.

Each school enjoys high parent participation - active PTA and booster organizations. Community residents and local businesses serve as classroom volunteers, providing in-kind prizes to motivate and recognize student achievement, and to underwrite important school events.

We invite you to visit our campuses to learn more about our educational program.

Board of Education
Richard M. White, President
Charles M. Kemp, Vice President
Darrell A. Myrick, Clerk
Mary L. Hanes, M.D., Member
William L. Knoll, Member

The Covina-Valley Unified Board of Education is comprised of five elected representatives from the communities served by the school district. Each Board member serves a four-year term. The Board is the governing body of the school district. In addition to representing the viewpoints of the many constituency groups served by the Covina-Valley schools, the Board also reflects upon school issues, adopts policies and procedures for efficient and safe operation of schools, employs personnel, delegates authority and responsibility to District office and school officials, and sets the strategic course of the district.

The Board of Education meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room located at the District Office.