Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent | C-VUSD Named to U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best K-8 Schools’

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Covina-Valley Unified Elementary Schools Named to U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best K-8 Schools’

COVINA and Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent – Seven Covina-Valley Unified elementary schools have been recognized among the top- performing public schools in California, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best K-8 Schools rankings.

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Mesa Elementary School and Barranca Elementary School ranked in the top 15 percent of elementary schools in the state, while Merwin Elementary School, Grovecenter Elementary School and Rowland Avenue Elementary School all ranked within the top 20 percent. Workman Elementary School and Ben Lomond Elementary School also ranked in the top 25 percent.

U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural K-8 rankings draw from U.S. Department of Education data on student proficiency and performance in mathematics and reading. U.S. News & World Report analyzed student assessment data from the 2018-19 school year and considered the results in the context of socioeconomic demographics.

Covina-Valley Unified prides itself on fostering a “small district culture,” where teachers and administrators know students by name and offer personalized services to teachers and students. The District offers innovative programs at their elementary schools to best serve their diverse student body – such as computer science, access to high-speed broadband internet, 1:1 technology, and a K-5 dual-language immersion program in Mandarin, Spanish and English.

“Congratulations to our elementary schools for being named among the best elementary schools
in the state by U.S. News & World Report,”

Covina-Valley Unified Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent said.

“This designation wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and commitment of our students as well as our teachers, staff, parents, and community to support student success.”


About C-VUSD

For more than a century, Covina-Valley Unified School District 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.

Under Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent, 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.

C-VUSD provides 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, curricular, 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.


Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent

On June 15, 2020, the Board of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Elizabeth Eminhizer to serve as the Superintendent of the Covina-Valley Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Eminhizer served C-VUSD as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services since July of 2014. Dr. Eminhizer has worked in public education for over 25 years. Prior to becoming the Assistant Superintendent, she served as the Senior Director of Educational Services, and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Covina-Valley Unified School District. Before joining C-VUSD, Dr. Eminhizer served as a middle school principal for three years, an elementary school principal for six years, and a middle school assistant principal for two years.