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Covington High School

Principal: Roslyn Hanson


73030 Lion Drive
Phone: (985) 892-3422
Covington, LA 70433
Fax: (985) 875-9699
Historical Highlights of Covington High School

Founding

In 1913 the School Board passed a resolution making the Covington School a high school. Then, with the passage of a special tax and bond election in 1914, there was the money to move the old wood building and build a new brick one.

Fire and Aftermath

In October 1974, a fire destroyed the old Covington High building. The students finished the school year in a variety of locations, including portable classrooms, in undamaged parts of the building, at Covington Elementary, and the Knights of Columbus Hall. A new Covington High School was in the process of construction on Highway 190 West and completed by August 1975.

1976 Football State Championship

The Covington High Lions excelled for many years in football, topped by their undefeated run in 1976. The Lions beat the undefeated Indians of Istrouma 14-7 for the AAAA State Championship. The win capped a 10-0 season and extended a regular season winning streak to 33 straight games.

The head coach at the time was Jack Salter, pictured, and it is for he whom the current football stadium is named.


Current Day

Construction began in the summer of 2013 of a tower to hold the original bell from before the school burned down. Funding for the bell tower is through donations, and was completed during Homecoming Week, 2013. People interested in donating may purchase a personalized brick that will be placed in the plaza.

See pictures from the Groundbreaking Ceremony!

See construction pictures from July 2013 to the present!


Click here to access a full account of Covington High's history, as compiled by alumna and current business teacher, Marilynn Hawkins!


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Current CHS Information

Basic Information

Covington High School is a public high school in Covington, Louisiana. It is a part of the St. Tammany Parish School system. The school just celebrated its 100th anniversary during the 2012-13 school year.

The school serves residents of Covington, Folsom, Sun, and some unincorporated areas in St. Tammany Parish, including Bush. Each year, it educates approximately 1,500 students. In the most recent School Performance Score, Covington High received a "C" grade.


Covington High School Performance Score

Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the old 200-point scale was replaced with a new, 150-point score. This also affected the letter grade assignments. Below are the past two years' results for Covington High:

2014 School Performance Score- 84.1 (on 150 point scale)- C

2013 School Performance Score- 78.6 (on 150 point scale)- C

The Current School Performance Score Grade Ranges:

A- 100-150
B- 85-99.9
C- 70-84.9
D- 50-69.9
F- 0-49.9

CHS Faculty and Opportunities

Students at Covington High School get to be educated by top teachers, and have many unique opportunities not offered at other high schools.

Covington High employs almost 90 teachers to meet the needs of every student. Nearly every teacher is highly qualified, and two current teachers have been finalists for Louisiana's State Teacher of the Year (Ric Watkins- 2003 and Vance Lynch- 2012). We also have several National Board Certified teachers, and half of the guidance department is National Board Certified!

During the 2012-2013 school year, 38% of the teaching staff was found to be "highly effective" in Louisiana's new teacher evaluation system (St. Tammany's average across all schools was 31%), and 59% more were "effective: proficient" (60% was St. Tammany's average).

Students seeking career/technical opportunities have a large variety of options at Covington High. CHS has nearly 30 different courses dual-enrolled with local colleges, including Southeastern Louisiana University, Northshore Technical College, Northwestern Louisiana University, and Nunez Community College. Covington High also offers a program not offered at any other high school in the parish, the CISCO CCNA program.


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Covington High School
73030 Lion Drive
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: 985-892-3422
Fax: 985-875-9699
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