District Profile

Last Updated: 8/30/2020 4:24 PM



"The Mission of the Covington Schools is to provide an excellent educational foundation that prepares our students to become productive and responsible citizens."


Superintendent: Mr. Gene Gooding

Treasurer: Mrs. Carmen Siefring

High School / Junior High Principal (7-12): Mr. Josh Meyer

Elementary School Principal (K-6): Mr. Josh Long

Curriculum Director: Mrs. Bridgit Kerber

District Technology Director: Mr. Jim Sagona

Athletic Director: Miss Ashley Johnson


Welcome to the Covington EVSD website. Thank you for taking the time to visit. Covington EVSD is a small rural district located in Miami County. On average, we have between 850-900 students enrolled annually and around 100 staff members. The district consists of Covington Elementary (grades K-6), Covington Junior High (grades 7-8), and Covington High (grades 9-12). Many Covington High School students also attend the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, Ohio for career readiness training.


We are very proud that Covington EVSD is an EXCELLENT district. The faculty and staff of Covington Schools are driven by our mission statement, "To provide an excellent educational foundation that prepares our students to become productive and responsible citizens." At Covington Schools we care about the entire educational process for our students. It is our hope that each child has a positive learning experience and grows to appreciate learning. It is equally important that children are taught fundamental character education skills and values that will help them as they progress through the school system and into society.


In addition to the strong academic experience at Covington EVSD, our students have opportunities to participate in a number of extra/co-curricular activities. From music and the fine arts to athletics and school clubs, we encourage participation in many school programs to maximize our children's time at Covington Schools. Covington EVSD competes in the CrossCounty Conference athletic league and is perennially competitive in most sports within the league and in the Southwest District. Extra-curricular activities teach teamwork and sportsmanship, which we believe are fundamental components to the success of our students. Please take some time to view the valuable information on our website. If you have any questions about Covington Schools, please do not hesitate to contact me (937 473-2249).




Gene Gooding




Student-Centered Education

At Covington, we strive to provide our students with a superior education that meets their academic, social, and emotional needs. We have a fantastic veteran staff who truly care about the success of each of their students.


2016 Covington homecoming court.




The district values academics, and provides multiple ways to help students succeed. Student homework and progress is available 24/7 through the district's online Gradebook (ProgressBook Suite). The district makes available a Chromebook or iPad for every student district-wide and allows High School students to take their Chromebook home.


5th Grade Band


Sixth Grade Band as they perform at the December Concert (in 2016) as directed by Mrs. Jessica Moore.


A  90-100%  4
B  80-89%  3
C  70-79%  2
D  60-69%  1
F  60% or below  0



Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 21 credits are required for graduation.


The district graduated 69 students in 2018 with a 100% graduation rate. The district offers an Honors Diploma to students who meet 7 of the following 8 criteria: take four units of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies (each), three units of a Foreign Language, one unit of a Fine Art, earn a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher, and receive a 27 on the ACT or a 1210 on the SAT. In 2017, 7 graduating seniors received an Honors Diploma. The district also offers AP courses in Calculus and English Literature and Composition.


Out of all graduating seniors (from 2017), the students collectively earned $536,000 in scholarships. Of these graduates, 51% attended a 4-Year Institution, 27% attended a 2-Year Institution or Technical School, 4% entered into Military Service, and 18% directly entered the workforce.



The district offers multiple opportunites for students to participate in athletics. During the fall, the district offers Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, and Girls/Boys Golf.


During the winter, the district offers Girls and Boys Basketball and Wrestling, while in the spring, the district offers Baseball, Softball, and Track.


The district participates in the Cross-County Conference.





The district is proudly supported by it's community. From the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization), to the Bucc (Athletics) Boosters and Music Boosters, to the Covington Alumni Foundation and the Covington Education Foundation, the district receives support both academically and athletically. All of these community organizations support the district through the donations of time, resources and finances for the benefit of all students. The district greatly appreciates this support.





Covington Exempted Village Schools is composed of one K-12 campus with three schools: Covington Elementary, Covington Junior High, and Covington High School. Covington High School includes students that attend the Upper Valley Career Center as well as students that participate in the College Credit Plus program.


School    Approximate Enrollment
Elementary School
Junior High School
High School
Total (K-12)    829