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Our school staff is committed to serving the community and welcomes any questions and comments.  We would love to hear from you.

Principal: Dr. Johnson-Evans

Office Manager: Maribel Lopez

TOSA: Cathy Perriman

Attendance Clerk: Tracey Cunningham

Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Telephone: (626) 931-1720
Fax: (626) 931-1726


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West Covina Unified hosts free college fair


The West Covina Unified School District is hosting its fourth annual college fair Sept. 26 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Edgewood Schools located at 1625 W. Durness St. in the city of West Covina.


Approximately 40 representatives from the most prestigious colleges will be in attendance. Representatives will be able to answer questions about programs, campus activities, housing, support services and admission requirements.


Personalized breakout sessions according to grade levels will also be available for families. The district encourages students of all grade levels to attend the fair and take advantage of the resources.


“It’s important for students in the earlier grade levels to be exposed to college before they transition to high school,” said Margaret Llamas, college and career coordinator. “We want to show them the endless amount of college and career paths available. For high school students, this event usually helps them kick-start their college research process.”


Food trucks will be available for dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. The college fair officially opens at 6 p.m.


Elementary and middle school breakout sessions start at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. These breakout sessions include strategies to prepare K-6 families for college readiness and success.


High school breakout sessions start at 5:30 p.m. and will include the following:

  • How to be College Ready and Afford It 
    Location: Media Center
    • Session 1: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Session 2: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Financial Aid 
    Location: Cafeteria
    • Session 1: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    • Session 2: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.




West Covina Unified School District

Anahi Velasco, Communications Specialist

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The West Covina Unified School District has partnered with Care Solace to provide families with mental health and substance abuse resources. Parents, we encourage you to use this search tool to find clinics and facilities near you. Staff, please sign in to create referrals. 



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 College Bound

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Merlinda Elementary School is dedicated to supporting our students in college and career readiness.  One way we support our students in their journey is to participate in College Pride Day. Students are invited to wear a college shirt of their choice each Wednesday in order to help bring awareness! In addition, each classroom has adopted a college and will learn about various aspects of the college.



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Merlinda students are respectful, responsible and safe...always ready to learn.

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Teacher of the year

Merlinda celebrated Dr. Seuss Birthday!

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I have the power to create change
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Box Tops


The last Friday of each month students may turn

in their Box Tops at the Box Tops for Education table during lunch. 

Students will receive a prize for turning in Box Tops!

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