Register for this new website devoted to your fellow 1971 Spartans…
In 1967, local kids, along with students new to West Covina, began attending West Covina High School. The group of young West Covinians who attended WCHS from 1967 to 1971 were a special bunch. With nearly 600 people in that class year, the Class of 71 was both talented and diverse.
In the 1960s America was changing, and Los Angeles County was growing. The San Gabriel Valley was less developed than the San Fernando Valley, and in the 1950s many new schools were built. West Covina, one of the valleys newest cities, an off-shoot of Covina, built its high school in 1959.
The ’71 Spartans proved themselves exceptionally capable in both sports and academics, and teams and groups flourished – including CIF Football, where WCHS was a perennial favorite and champion under the Friday Night Lights.
During the cultural shift of the sixties acceptance of different lifestyles was changing. The class of ’71 was the last of its kind, subject to pretty rigid school district dress codes and hair length requirements. In 1972, the flood gates opened and long hair was finally deemed acceptable.
Although there are a number of Web sites – like Facebook and Classmates.com, that have helped Spartans communicate with one another over the years, we thought it was time to add some new features to allow our classmates to renew their contacts from the days of WCHS using new WordPress-BuddyPress technologies.
Please join us in renewing contact with your West Covina friends.