Workman Avenue School is located in the city of West Covina. The school is part of the Covina-Valley Unified School District, which includes ten elementary schools serving grades K-5, three middle schools serving grades 6-8, three comprehensive high schools, and one alternative school.
Workman Schools opened in 1956 and currently serves 542 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Workman's diverse student population is represented by 73% Hispanic, 10% Caucasian, 6% African American, 3 % Asian, 3 % Filipino students and 5% other subgroups. Approximately, 30% of our students are English Language Learners.
Workman School, a school-wide Title I school, receives categorical funding from Title 1, based on its 65% free/reduced lunch population. Workman School received the Title 1 Achieving School Award in 2009. The special education program consists of two SAI (Specialized Academic Instruction) classes serving students in kindergarten through fifth grades.
At Workman, learning is our daily priority. Our schoolwide instructional focus is Reading Comprehension! Our staff and faculty are utilizing research-based instructional strategies to ensure that all Workman students demonstrate significant measurable growth in their ability to read and comprehend grade-level text. Two practices that we see implemented daily in the classroom are teaching close reading strategies and utilizing Thinking Maps to increase reading comprehension. Every area of learning is important at Workman, but Reading Comprehension is invaluable for our students to grow into the lifelong learners that we expect.
It is with the utmost excitement and enthusiasm that we continue our partnership with Code to the Future to offer a fully embedded computer science curriculum for all of our students from Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade. The language of computers, or coding, will be our students’ second language. We look forward to having our families and community members join us each trimester at our Epic Builds to showcase the skills and knowledge that our students have attained in the area of computer science.