Covington High School (Covington, Virginia)

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Covington High School
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Address

530 South Lexington Avenue
Covington, Virginia 24426
USA

37°47′4.5″N 79°59′29.4″W / 37.784583°N 79.991500°W / 37.784583; -79.991500Coordinates: 37°47′4.5″N 79°59′29.4″W / 37.784583°N 79.991500°W / 37.784583; -79.991500
Information
School type Public, high school
School district Covington City Public Schools
Superintendent Melinda Snead-Johnson
Principal Derek Cantrell
Grades 8-12
Enrollment 250[1] (2009)
Language English
Color(s)           Navy Blue and Vegas Gold
Athletics conference Pioneer District
Region C
Nickname Cougars
Rival Alleghany
Bath County
James River
Website
Covington High School
NRHP reference # 08000417[2]
VLR # 107-5180
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 15, 2008
Designated VLR March 20, 2008[3]

Covington High School is a public secondary school in Covington, Virginia, United States. It is part of Covington City Public Schools and is located on 530 South Lexington Avenue.

School Information[edit]

Covington High School is the sole high school for Covington City in the Alleghany Highlands, and is one of the smallest high schools in Virginia. Unlike most larger school districts whose high schools enroll 9th-12th graders, Covington holds students from the 8th grade through 12th grade.

Demographics[edit]

Covington High School in 2014-2015 was 79% White; 20% Black, and 5% Asian, 5% Hispanic.

Enrollment History[edit]

School Year Number of Students
1995–1996 376 (294 in 9-12)
1996–1997 363 (305 in 9-12)
1997–1998 356 (282 in 9-12)
1998–1999 355 (273 in 9-12)
1999–2000 337 (269 in 9-12)
2000–2001 362 (276 in 9-12)
2001–2002 362 (295 in 9-12)
2002–2003 359 (272 in 9-12)
2003–2004 375 (292 in 9-12)
2004–2005 352 (284 in 9-12)
2005–2006 350 (277 in 9-12)

Test scores[edit]

Covington High School is a fully accredited high school based on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia.

Athletics[edit]

The mascot is a Cougar and the sports teams currently play in the A Pioneer District and Region C. The Cougars have won two state titles in football, the 1942 Class B state championship and the 1984 Virginia High School League Group A state championship.

Before 1984, Covington was an AA school participating in the AA Blue Ridge District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VHSL 2009-2010 Football Divisions Enrollment" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Weekly list of actions taken on properties: 5/12/08 through 5/16/08". National Park Service. May 23, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.