Charter Oak Unified School District
District information
MottoLearn Today, Lead Tomorrow
GradesPreK, TK, K-12, and Adult
Established1894
SuperintendentJeffrey Jordan
Enrollment4,540 (2019-2020) [1]
Other information
Websitewww.cousd.net

Charter Oak Unified School District (COUSD) is a unified school district located in Covina, California, serving nearly 5,000 students in the unincorporated community of Charter Oak and portions of the cities of Covina, Glendora and San Dimas, and the unincorporated community of West San Dimas. The superintendent is Jeffrey Jordan.

Governance

Charter Oak Unified School District is governed by a five-member Board of Education, which appoints a superintendent, who runs the daily operations of the district. Board members are elected directly by voters residing within the district. Current board members are: Brian R. Akers, President; Gregg Peterson, Vice President; Jane E. Bock; Jeanette V. Flores and David Rose.[2]

Early history

Charter Oak School Unified District traces its roots to 1894. Charter Oak School opened in September of that year with 24 students housed in a tent. The one-room school house opened in November. A second classroom was added in 1903. Bonds were approved in 1911 to build two more classrooms. A third classroom was completed later that year and the fourth was open in 1915. Electric lights were installed in 1920. In September 1922, a new school building was built using $60,000 in school bonds. The new school had eight classrooms, a principal's office, teachers’ restroom and an outdoor stage with an open-air auditorium to accommodate the school's 220 pupils. The original school building was converted into a cafeteria. In 1928, a $10,000 bond was passed to build a manual arts building and state-of-the-art cafeteria.[3]

Schools

Elementary schools (K-6)

Middle schools (7-8)

High schools (9-12)

Alternative programs (K-12)

Enrollment

Enrollment in the 2019–2020 school year is 4,540. The majority of students are Hispanic, with a large white minority and smaller minorities of Asian Americans and African Americans.

Ethnic composition of student body: 2019-20[11]
Percent
Hispanic or Latino 70.1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 5.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Filipino 2.7%
African American 2.6%
White 15.9%
Two or more Races 2.8%

References

  1. ^ "Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2019-20". California Department of Education. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Charter Oak Unified School District". Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  3. ^ Hoogendyk, William (1929), ""Charter Oak—Past, Present, Future"", Chamber of Commerce Edition of the San Dimas Press, p. 17
  4. ^ a b c d e f "1986-2009 Distinguished Schools Data File" (XLS). California Department of Education. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e "School Accountability Report Card". California Department of Education. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "2009-10 Academic Achievement Award Recipients". California Department of Education. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award". California Department of Education. April 13, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "2010-11 Academic Achievement Award Recipients". California Department of Education. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award". California Department of Education. May 5, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 Model Continuation Schools". California Department of Education. March 18, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2019-20". California Department of Education. Retrieved June 9, 2020.

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