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  • Clovis North High School9

    Fresno, CA | Fresno County

    November 17, 2014


    My daughter attends Clovis North but is home this week due to severe issues with the administration. I informed them I wanted to observe almost two weeks ago as I had before. Since that time I had a disagreement with administration over my child's education and they immediately started asking for identification when I came in(which is fine, just wish they did it with the parents around me) and today I was delayed in observing until yet another administrator tried to force a meeting on me. When I refused and demanded that my daughter be pulled out things went bad. They delayed my daughter and wouldn't release her to me right away, they implied to her that I was doing something illegal by removing her and then three women who are administrators and secretaries really verbally came after me. I calmly walked out, got my daughter and left. The principal was in his office feet away and never came out to do a thing. We are awaiting a meeting later this week and have removed her until we can resolve the issue. They need to be reminded who the parent is, what authority they actually have and understand that they are never to withhold a child from a parent.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 13, 2014


    Clovis North is the epitome of factory farming, meat processing approach to education, a boondoggle of top heavy administration where students are a mere afterthought. There's serious miscommunication between departments and offices. You need a masters degree in engineering and an FBI wall chart of head shots to navigate the bureaucracy of administrators, deputy administrators, assistant administrators, administrator directors, their personal assistants, secretaries and receptionists. There's a pervasive sense of corporate culture among the administration, except without the accountability to shareholders. Meanwhile, students are taught McEducation style, no individual assessment or personal attention, even lesson planning, curriculum, homework and grading is determined by administrators called learning directors. With 3,000+ students, they're not preparing the ivy league bound. Students are taught in huge classes, some rivaling collage size, where they're drilled on unimaginative rote memorization. The test scores are a product of zoning from the area with the highest socio-economic status in the district, not the quality of this industrial complex of a "school".

    Submitted by a parent

    January 3, 2014


    Very clean campus and remarkable location.The school has many welcoming staff, they always keep their heads up and greet their students. Homework is overly excessive depending on your classes. The high school history teachers are hilarious and fun, the rest are so and so. Teaching methods are all planned out during meetings. Students CAN be a little stuck-up but that's basically every highschool out there.They're too strict not on dress code but mainly your attendances, they WILL bug you and threaten to suspend you until your parent is able to clear them. At one point in the nurses office I needed to call to go home and rest but one of the nurses were too concerned about my grades rather than my insides being in PAIN. I had to beg them for me to call my parent because they wouldn't let me go home to rest. They get TOO involved with your personal life, they'll reach out to students' entire family and friends if they can to find just one answer. It's a school that'll look nice on your records, but you also face some hardships during your time there. Pros: Welcoming staff, "ok" education, clean facility. Cons: Strict on dress code/absences, too concerned about grades than well being.

    October 28, 2013


    Clovis Unified district policy for HS students: A student who wishes to graduate early (either at mid-year or one year early) must petition for prior administrative approval. Mid-Year graduates will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony or end of the year senior activities. So, if a student wants to participate in their graduation ceremony they must attend school with a min.of 4 classes, but if they're ahead credits then classes must be filled w/electives that are non-required, which is punishment for being ahead credits. My niece moved to Fresno & attends Clovis North HS. She was told that to fill her schedule with electives or finish early, except she forfeits her right to come back to attend the year end graduation ceremony. She was made aware of this option when she asked why elective classes were being pushed on her. Ridiculous! And my niece has straight As this year! Now she has no choice but to continue going to this school and taking unneccesary classes, or finish now since she completed everything and forfeit her graduation ceremony. I complained to Norm Anderson at the school district, he refused to do anything about this matter, that CUSD put in place.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2013


    As parents of students who transferred from nationally "top" ranked schools in the Bay Area, we have been delighted with the quality of teaching, the friendliness of the kids, the attractiveness of the campus and the shared positive attitude of staff, faculty, administration, kids and parents. The chioce of electives is less broad than in our old district, and I wish there were more robust studio art, but the choir and drama programs are top notch! I have to disagree with the previous poster about rote learning; as a parent I have emphasized creative thinking and I have not seen my kids penalized for it. Kudos to principal Scott Dille for creating an environment that attracts fabulous teachers to an amazing team that leads to a wonderful learning environment. Dress code is clear and makes for a calmer school atmosphere - time to experiment outside of school, focus on learning in school. No school is perfect, and no school is a great fit for every kid, but this school really seems to work hard to be an excellent school for a wide variety of kids. They have to be ready and willing to work hard and put their best effort forward, and I believe they will get a lot out of it.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 22, 2013


    Considered one of the best but probably only because they have high grades (GPA) due to their teachers programming them with constant repetition of problems or material and then testing them on that. I have had the opportunity to tutor some students from there. In math they lack creativity or the ability to comprehend how to solve a problem from any other perspective than the one shown to them. Their math teachers give them formulas and simply tell them to plug it in and repeat. In a situation where a problem in the textbook varies slightly the student is stuck with no idea how to solve it. The writing assignments are terrible. Students are given a broad topic, which should be a good thing, but the teacher only wants one product and anything differing from what they want is graded down. Their chemistry courses are a joke with teachers who confuse students with mind-numbing procedures that do not explain the reason why they do what they do. Conversions from moles to mass and such have no meaning just memorized processes with given formulas. Kids are set to succeed at their high school but fail in college and real life. Sad.

    May 15, 2013


    After reading some of the reviews, I almost feel like I am living on a different planet and we're not talking about the same school that my kids have been attending. I am amazed at the management and facilities offered by the school. I am grateful that the kids get to attend the school. Slowly, and steadily, they have risen from being average to being above average and star quality. Their home environment, of course, contributes, but the school makes a significant difference. Its teamwork, in my opinion. They COULD NOT have done any better anywhere else. I'm immensely thankful, and grateful to the management and teaching staff of Granite Ridge, and CNEC for creating this masterpiece.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 4, 2013


    Awful Awful Awful, can't say it enough. If you truly want your child to enjoy school don't send them to Clovis North. Bad teachers and bad staff, harassing kids over trivial issues. If your child has a disability I would recommend Charter School as CN thinks their too good for children that need a little help. Uneducated staff and teachers!

    Submitted by a parent

    April 4, 2013


    In response to the poster below: Based on your spelling and grammar, I'd say you are an uneducated parent.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 3, 2013


    This school has a very nice campus that is easy to figure out once you know the layout. NEVER let your kid sign up for the lunch/PE combo! It was exhausting for my student who tried it and was forced to finish it out the rest of the year. You have to figure out what activity you are going to do and commit to it by around end of 7th to beginning of 8th grade be it: sports, band, drama, choir, etc. because once your student commits to too much the schedules will conflict. My students are doing the aquatic program and it rocks! There are major cliques at this school, but the social experiences can be huge in them creating their own world and figuring out who they are. It is what it is! There are a few wild hairs in there as far as teachers go. A few of them are a snore or wackos. Stay on top of zangle/grades! We've had some crucial errors! I took away a star because I wish there were more fine arts outlets at this school and in the district. The homework load and responsibility is an adjustment for any student that's iffy at times. Despite the adversities and obstacles my student has done well and found some nice friends.We are proud to be Broncos!

    Submitted by a parent

    December 1, 2010


    clovis north is an excellent high school. we are in a different district and have done a out of district transfer for the last 3 yrs and its been worth it every step of the way. Clovis north has by far the best in academics, sports and all around social programs most importantly its a school that cares about the the well being of the students.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 30, 2010


    Almost all of the teachers are super nice and helpful but as with any school there are a few who don't care. Our principal is the best! He's really friendly and always says hi. The homework load is a little bit heavy but it pays off with all the fun events and great friends you make here. It's a very close knit school and its great to be a part of.

    Submitted by a student

    October 1, 2010


    Clovis North is a Average school in Clovis, while it is far above Fresno Unified Schools, it doesn't add up to schools around it. I have had some issues with the teachers, i still believe that Clovis West and Buchanan are better choices in schools. With that said, it is a clean school, with good academics. I wished i could send my son to another school, but this will do.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 18, 2010


    when it comes to the academics and teachers, clovis north is pretty good and also its a really nice-looking school. but overall it's pretty boring, and the dress code is WAY too strict. there are a lot of really cool people there but also a lot of haters. i'm a freshman girl and i think it's pretty good!

    Submitted by a student

    April 27, 2010


    They have some great teachers, but others leave something to be desired. Too much emphasis on winning competitions - the children are there to learn, that's the most important.

    Submitted by a parent

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