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9-12
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Fresno, CA
Students enrolled: 1,883
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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2770 East International Avenue
Fresno, CA 93730

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(559) 327-5000
(559) 327-5290
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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 03, 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.

- submitted by a community member
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.

- submitted by a community member
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 04, 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 04, 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 03, 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 01, 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 01, 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
April 10, 2010
This school is a great facility, however, the 'greatness' stops there. I moved my child out of this school after two years and it has been amazing to see how much progress my child has made. I no longer have to 'drag' my child out of bed to go to school. The administration seems good, but it seems like a lot of the teachers, and some coaches, were retained at last minute to fill voids. Some promising sports program(s) seem to be going the wrong direction after early success.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2010
dress code is too strict. I am going to move my child into a different school

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2010
I sent my child here this year. After this year i will transfer them to either Buchanan High or Clovis West. This school is below all the rest. Excluding CEHS and CHS (Don't let me talk about them). I had to move a few times around Clovis. The students here are a nightmare. They are more stuck up then all the rest. Think twice before sending your child here!

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January 31, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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December 17, 2009
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December 17, 2009
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no rating December 17, 2009
I attended Clovis North for a year and i can honestly say that it is the worst high school in the Clovis Unified School District. Not only do they charge way to much for supplies but the students are a nightmare. Some of the coaches and teachers are disasters.

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December 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2009
This school is the worst school I have ever sent my child to. The school district is wonderful but this is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to admin and teachers.

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November 08, 2009
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September 19, 2009
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no rating September 16, 2009
As a grandparents of a freshman at Clovis North HS, we can only go by our observations at events and the great reports from my grandson and his parents. We also are knowledgeable of the staff and teachers and their dedication to make this young, new high school as exemplary as the other high schools in the District. They are well on track and the parents are supportive and give their time and talents to help CNHS grow.

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August 15, 2009
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June 08, 2009
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May 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2009
too much homework and a lot of the students are stuck-up. the only good thing is that the counselors are really nice.

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March 26, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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February 22, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
February 19, 2009
I think the school is great. Im giving i a 4 though because I dont know everything about it, but so far its great. I just want to say this to some students. Stop blaming the teachers. I know some students are probably trying, but I know a lot the try very minimally and blame the teachers. Also too much homework. Well thats just complaining about work. So just be a good student or student athlete. Im in all honors classes and play bball and track and in a club and i still do well in school.

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February 15, 2009
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January 29, 2009
The school overall is just ok. I wish the teachers would spend more time actully teaching the subjects. It seem they make assignments and let the student and their parents figure it out. The home work is excessive and I have tried multiple times to reach a few of the teachers to clarify assignments, to no avail. I believe the teachers feel they have no accountability to students or the parents. As for the average student there is little extra curricular activies unless you are the star athlete. Overall I think Clovis as a district puts to much emphasis on their sports programs.There is also a good deal of exclusion which is unfortunate.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
The school is alright. If you want no social life outside school. Nice inside. A couple great techers here, but mostly not. The school needs some serious help on disipline and dress code they are too strict. Clean. Hopefully will get better.

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no rating November 26, 2008
I'm a current student at Clovis North and I have to say it's an amazing school. The curriculum is really preparing us for college and next year we'll have the opportunity to take classes at the college across the street. Almost all the students are involved in some extra-curricular activity from sports to performing arts. I myself am in the theatre arts program as well as softball. We have a 'Medical Track' that specializes classes for students who want to be in the field of medicine. The teachers are pretty tough when it comes to discipline and the dress code is very rigid, but overall everyone is extremely helpful and dedicated to the students.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 25, 2008
Pros: Great facility, excellent principal and superior location. Lows: Too much homework, (hard to do extracurricular activities). My child states that Coach(es) have come into class in the middle of a session and at times 'vent' on athletes, disturbing the other students trying to learn. Conclusion: Great place for a quality education. Will prepare students properly for college. Recommended by me for students who are into academics only, and minimal social life outside school/homework.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
This is one of the best schools in California in my opinion. Has great facilities and a multi-million dollar performing arts build that is amazing. I've never really had a 'bad' teacher because they're all good, even the ones we call 'bad' are good. There's not that much shade because the trees haven't grown yet, but there is plenty of shade if you really want some. I couldn't imagine not going to a Clovis school

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
Exceptional facility, great teachers, state of the art world class technology throughout the campus! In keeping with the Clovis tradition, sets very high standards for students.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2008
School not up to par. Principal is good. Teachers are rude mainly. Front office was very unfriendly. Clean. No shade. Bad extra curriculars. Don't trust teachers. Many problems. Needs help.

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May 25, 2008
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Clovis North High School
2770 East International Avenue, Fresno, CA  93730
(559) 327-5000
Last modified Clovis North High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Clovis North High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top