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