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Fresno, CA
Students enrolled: 2,249
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1070 East Teague Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 327-2000
(559) 327-2490
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August 08, 2014
C DUB is awesome in their academics, athletics, and visual arts. i personally believe that the sports are not to demanding but competitive at the same time. i personally believe that the band and color guard are the best in the nation and are very competitive but in a healthy way. over all totally amazing school.

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2014
Clovis West High School is a very competitive school, but always rewards those who dedicate themselves instead of giving up. The teachers here are very characteristic. Sometimes that can be a bad thing, but is mostly a good thing. Athletics is not forced upon students, and in no way are students "dissed" for not competing. If anything, there is only encouragement from friendly team members. In all sports, students will be pushed to their very limits (if they are willing) and will be taught discipline and respect. They will also learn to work hard and cooperate with other teammates to achieve a larger goal. But in order to stay in a sport, you must have a minimal of a 2.0 GPA (which is very fair). There is also an exceptional art program where several students will be taught how to hone their creative skills, and maybe show off their talent. For the other students who are both physically and creatively untalented, there is a strong AP program going on with some of the best teachers in the state. Depending on your talents, the teachers will go out of their way to promote your reputation in the professional world, especially the coaches. Free-thinking with discipline is also promoted.

- submitted by a student
January 31, 2014
My child recently started at Clovis West. We are from another country originally and before Clovis West she attended a school in San Francisco for a few months. We are so impressed with Clovis West. The teachers and students are very friendly and helpful. Many people warned us saying that your child is nothing unless they perform exceptionally well in sport. This is so untrue because Clovis West is really good academically too. My child has never been happier in any other school and I think that say a lot about the school. It normally is really difficult for a teenager to relocate countries as well as change schools. Thank you Clovis West for making it easy for us.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
My daughter was well accepted by the children. She started as student during her Junior year. The teachers are very helpful and she is able to communicate with them freely when she has a problem. The councellars are not great. They do not respond to their emails and are not on top of things.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2013
This school deserves one star i'm a Senior and this school is just flat terrible some of the teachers/ staffs will treat you like a animal, some will stereotype you, and they also show a poor sorry excuse conducting themselves as teachers including other staff and this school is straight up Anti-Military because i hardly see any recruiters of all branches visiting and recruiting. The Dress Code is ridiculous its to the point where they make such a BIG deal about every little thing students wear, even the future " 31 flavors " they sometimes get away with it. Also unlike most high schools in the USA have JROTC this school doesn't have JROTC but they sure love to make lots of donations and be very loyal to there Athletics and Band as if they're hopped up on pixie sticks. Also the morning announcements they love to boast about the sports which most students really don't care expect the athletes. Also i forgot to mention that this school is much of a Socialism school you don't have much freedom. They also have no respect of privacy once they get a hold of your phone they might want to look through it and be nosey and might even search your backpack if you been profiled.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2013
Yes, Clovis Unified has always thrown money at athletics, but that is because we strive to be the best in everything. Many of the students in our athletic programs go on to get major scholarships with huge schools. So yes, CUSD may spend a lot of money on athletics, but that money finds its way back into the pockets of students who take on massive scholarships. As for neglecting the learning, that simply is not true. Clovis West is a great school with teachers that care, the students just have to meet them half way. For everyone complaining about the school, they have obviously neglected the fact that the school has an API of 9/10 which is fantastic. To address the comment about teachers out to give bad grades, that's just not true. Our teachers are willing to work with students to help them achieve, but if the students neglect their work, the teachers will not hesitate to give you the grade you deserve. Every school has its flaws, but as far as high school go, Clovis West is one of the greatest.

- submitted by a student
May 06, 2013
I attended Clovis West starting in my sophomore year of high school and graduated in 2012. I am currently attending CSU Fresno in the Smittcamp Family Honors College with a full ride scholarship. While no school is perfect, I can honestly say that Clovis West is an excellent institution that strives to serve all its students. As an AP/Honors student, especially, I felt very well taken care of. There are numerous opportunities for struggling students to get help, and way more clubs and activities available for involvement than anyone could participate in. Clovis West is a pretty big school, which can be overwhelming at first. I think Clovis West's greatest weakness (as in all the Clovis Unified schools) is its over-emphasis on competitiveness and achievement. If you want to be involved in any competitive activity, you need to be prepared to make some time sacrifices because coaches and advisors are very demanding. That being said, we do have phenomenal results to show for it, but it's not the best way to make progress. If you attend CW, you need to enter programs with a clear idea of your personal reasons for involvement so that you don't get overwhelmed.

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2013
I would not send my dog to any Clovis School District school. The entire district promotes an athletics-priority in everything it does. My youngest had a horrible time at Kastner. He went out for the football team and ended up sitting on the bench with the other 75 freaking kids who also NEVER got to play. The peer pressure is tremendous. My oldest and youngest had horrible experiences in the CUSD. My daughter violated the dress code and she was not allowed to go to class until we brought her a change of clothes IMMEDIATELY! Yet, when her grades slipped we never heard from anyone until the report card came out. She was attacked by a wrestler and the principal moved HER classes instead of his because he was an athlete!!!! The CUSD is the worst. I could go on for days...

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
I attended Clovis West all 4 years of high school! Love it! If you have the opportunity to be a part of Clovis Unified School District it's a blessing. My experience academically was rewarding in many ways. Made great friends. Like every school there are negativity. Whereas, with a clovis school you know who the kids who party and do bad things are. You stay away. Whereas, in FUSD there is actually gang violence. Hence: Bullard High. Clovis West and the district is amazing!!! Rewards are great and heavy parental involvement! GO EAGLES!

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2012
I moved my family specifically so my children could attend this school. This speaks volumes!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
If your child struggles with academics, this is not the school for you. Not because the classes are difficult, but because many of the teachers promote poor study skills by providing make-up opportunities for practically everything. There is little incentive to turn in work on time for my son because he knows he'll have a chance to make it up. I've even had teachers send home tests that he failed stating that if I sign the test, my son's grade will be raised to a 70%...just for my signature! I'm trying to teach my children self-discipline, and the schools my kids have attended in this district teach my kids that if they flunk their classes for most of the year, they will be bailed out in the end. Same problem with Fort Washington Elementary and Kastner Intermediate. The teachers who want to try are not given the resources to help struggling students. If your child is not meeting their academic potential because of ADHD or dyslexia, this is not the school I'd recommend. Your child may fall through the cracks between the athletes and the self-motivated scholars.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
The academics are strong overall. The althletics are exceptional. There is abundant attention given to kids in the area of college prep and to assist them with college applications. However, there is inconsistancy with the enforcement of rules; the children of more affluent families get a lot of leeway when it comes to rules regarding cell phones and especially dress code. I'm not impressed with the way the school coddles and favors certain students. But I feel my children are going to college very well prepared for the academics that lay ahead of them, thanks to Clovis West.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2010
To participate in certain co-curricular activities, one must have a class open. The school only offers (mainly) six classes per day. Many take summer-school to make room. There is room for improvement in many academic classes. Large class sizes (25-40) create an environment that forces teachers into a defensive, coercive stance. Animosity between students and teachers tragically becomes animosity between students and education itself. CWHS has a few outstanding teachers, yet many incompetent ones. Some classes are a joke. Many academic teachers also coach sports; it wouldn t be irrational to suspect that a few of them retain their teaching positions mainly because they are valuable coaches. CWHS s instrumental music program, however, is top-notch. A dedicated, passionate team of staff plus an atmosphere that encourages maturity and excellence creates one of the finest groups on campus. For me, being part of such a program is worth putting up with CWHS s flaws.

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2010
The quality of the programs in every disclipline is unmatched. Arts/Academics/Athletics is really stressed here. Your kid does not have to be a superstar football player to get attention at this school. The principal and vice-principal really have the pulse of the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 03, 2009
I am an alumni of Clovis West High School. During my four years at this school, my experience was nothing but positive. The teachers were wonderful and the AP classes I took prepared me to succeed in college. I was also an athlete while at West, and a great empphasis was placed on succeeding with in the classroom, while being well rounded outside of the classroom as well. If I had children, I would want them to attend Clovis West in a heart beat.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 10, 2009
I'm a freshman at Clovis West and I love the school. I use to go to a private school called St. Anthony's and absolutely hated it. But Clovis West is the best school I ever been too. Everybody is nice and I like all my teachers especially my choir teacher. They do everything they can to make their students to succeed and the school has great school spirit. I'm proud to be a Clovis West student and can't for the rest of my three years in this school.

- submitted by a student
December 17, 2008
Clovis West is one of the best public high schools in CA. It is located in the 'Wealthy' area of Fresno. It is well funded by this affluent elite area.

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2008
Clovis West is by far the best school in all of Fresno. It has a great emphasis on academics and a wide variety of AP classes. The teachers have a wide range of personalities, but they are all dedicated to teaching. The sports programs are outstanding and encourage good grades in their athletes. All of the student reviews that say this school is bad are just reviews from kids that aren't mature enough to realize that they are receiving the best public school education possible. The school really deserves a five star rating in every category because it excels in every aspect.

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September 06, 2008
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August 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 19, 2008
This school shouldn't bother recieving even the lowest rating. All this school cares about are athletics, and they are constantly going against their own rules. We're not allowed to wear camoflage, so they put sport pictures in camoflage. They dresscode kids with small rips on the legs of their pants, but let the little prostitute-in-training girls flutter on by! It's disgusting! And let's not mention the snobby attitude of not only most of the students, but even some administrators as well! In my opinion, this school needs a lot of work.

- submitted by a student
July 17, 2008
The school is definitely one of the best schools in California, and in the United States. My personal experience there was through the roof. Academically and athletically, C-Dub is seriously years ahead of any other school. From talking to other students at my college, most of them from East Coast Ivy League prep schools, I can honestly say Clovis West is at the top of most all schools in the nation.

- submitted by a student
July 04, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2008
I love clovis west. I wouldnt go to any other school, the athletics are the best, teachers respect you and they prepare you for college and everything you do helps you become a leader. they made me who I am today and Im thankful 4 that.

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2008
I am a student here at CWHS, and it is the greatest school ever. The athletics are state-top, and academics just as great. We recently received an 833 API, which is extremely high for a high-school containing over 3,000 students. The teachers are true examples of quality and great personality, and were definitely not 'given' these jobs. We were recently named one of the top schools in the United States! There are over 10,000 total schools in the United States, and Clovis West High School was located within the top 500! I feel that this is definitely the best school ever.

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2007
I am a former student of Clovis West and I can honestly say this school is one of the best high school in California, and definetely in Fresno. People who disagree, say that the school is too challenging and that it thrives to much on athletics. Well let me tell you, as a student at a top UC, without that challenging competitive atmosphere that CW offered, i would not be able to handle the high demands that professors in college throw at you. If you want your child to continue there education at a well respected university, this is the high school to send them to!!

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November 23, 2007
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November 17, 2007
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October 20, 2007
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October 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 05, 2007
Clovis West is not a bad school and does not give too much homework. I went to West and acted as a typical rebel who didn't want to do homework or participate in extra curricular activities, especially sports and I graduated and help my GPA steady, just fine. West is no harder than any other school and you would think parents would want a challenge for their kids. It's a very forgiving school and is an excellent school to prep kids for college.

- submitted by a former student
March 10, 2007
Clovis west high school places too much emphasis on athletics. They assign too much homework, and they are out to assign kids bad grades. Clovis west is a school that has outlived its reputation. Poor school!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2007
I would never send my childern to this school. And all they do is throw a lot of money into sports, while they neglect the education part, which is the most important part of school.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2007
I belive Clovis West high School is a great school. I used to go there and recently moved. The school that I go to now cannot even be compared to Clovis West. The academics are outstanding and really prepare you. Of course you can tell that extra curricular activities are a big part of the school. It just shows you that they are trying to make the students well rounded ones. It is very safe. Overall one of the best in California.

- submitted by a former student
February 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
My son is new to Clovis West this year, and we do not like it. His GPA is above a 4.0, and from what I can see the quality of teaching is amazingly poor. Too much homework is assigned, and the homework is not relevant and too time-consuming. The school does not make an effort to have new students 'fit' in. My son was arguably one of the most popular children at his old school, and he is now referred to as a 'loner'. The emphasis on sports is too much, and my kid lost points because he was sick and unable to participate in PE. Unless your student is a star athelete with no academic ability, send your kid to Clovis West. Otherwise, you should find a house in the Buchanan school area, or file for an inter-district transfer. Stay away from this school, its not worth the risk!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2006
I don't think putting pressure on students is wrong. Some parents are complaining about the school putting pressure on their kids on this bulletin board. Ivy League schools also put heavy pressure on their students also. If parents want education, pressure is essential. That's why Clovis West can stay 820 scores. I believe the majority of parents are so satisified with the school.

- submitted by a former student
July 16, 2006
One of my sons is an alumni of Clovis West, and my younger son was a student there. I can say that this school puts too much pressure on kids and is overly competitve. They react among themselves like animals. My younger son had to transfer to another school for his saftey. Other children who were not encouraged by this school to respect individuals with hearts, minds and feelings beat him up. The school did not discourage this selfish act and did not foster empathy or compassion nor did the school encourage average students like my son to excel. The school does not prepare average students for real life where collaboration, working together with a diverse team of individuals, and people skills are key. As a successful medical worker in Modesto now, I will do everything I can to sell my house, moving my son and daughter out of this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2006
Hands down one of the top schools in the Central Valley (behind Buchanan High - who offers more technologically-advanced experiences with an award winning campus and college-level facilities). Clovis West High provides great academics and athletics that can compete with many!

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June 08, 2006
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May 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2006
this is a good school- academically sound and good administration.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2006
CW is a very high performing school offering rigorous academics and many opportunities through its co-curricular and athletic prrograms.

- submitted by a administrator
February 21, 2006
As an alumni of Clovis West I can say that this school puts too much pressure on kids and is overly competitve. Children are not respected as individuals with hearts, minds and feelings. It encourages 'self' above all else and does not foster empathy or compassion nor does the school encourage diversity in viewpoints. The school does not prepare students for real life where collaboration, working together with a diverse team of individuals, and people skills are key. As a successful executive and parent now, I would never send my child to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2005
The music program has plenty dedicated students. Sports is one of their best areas. They're very proud of their sports history. Many, many parents are involved with just about everything there is to be involved with. It seems that their forensics program is advanced.

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 23, 2005
Academics are usually the tops in the state (public schools). Top Sports High School in the state. If your child is an athlete, who is legitmatly 'scholarship worthy' Clovis West will get them to college. If your child plays sports and, again, is scholarship worthy, they will get academic help. Parents are involved in the school to look good, not for the greater good. Thought it sounds like I have a grudge toward the school, I don't. I attend the school and I am giving you an honest review about it. thanks for your time.

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2005
Wonderful school! Prepared me well for college & graduate school and for life experiences.

- submitted by a former student
June 16, 2005
Good school but some of the teachers really are strict, and that is a good thing.

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June 11, 2005
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June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2005
Clovis West High school is a very academically rigorous school preparing its students for educational oppurtunities in upper education fairly well. There are a significant array of student activities from Academic Decathlon to the various sports teams that have garnered a lot of student participants, with a great deal of parental involvement. The student body is fairly unified in this regard.

- submitted by a former student
May 05, 2005
This school has an excellent academic reputation and also is very successful im many extra-curricular activities. However, I have also heard that the parents can be very difficult, and that the administration can push the teachers too hard.

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2005
The teachers are very bad and the school focuses only on extracurricular activities

- submitted by a former student
April 26, 2005
Clovis West HS is on top over every area parents and students would like to see in a high school. Academics are number one with a wide range of AP classes. Sports are also of the elite in the state with all boys and girls competing with the top programs from around the country. Band and choir are also the best with awards and travel too extensive to list. Overall, this high school is distinguished among the best in the state and one in which student and parent will have their expectations met and exceded in all categories. Misc. A strict dress code in enforced; extracurricular activities are too numerous to list; parent involvement is high; safety is a top concern with no problems reported.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
Clovis West pretty much rocks. I attribute my high state test scores to the wonderful honors program. The environment is great and provides a nice launching ground for those on the academic tyrack for success.

- submitted by a student
December 21, 2004
My son Graduated from This School with High Honors. The teachers are highly qualified and the counselors are knowledgeable in referring the student to the correct and appropriate class. My son's councelor referred my son to attend a semester at an Advanced Technical School for one semester, this helped him decide if Engineering was the field he wanted to pursue. The principle is very involved in the school's sports activities and attends most of the sports activites. This school has a very high enfasis in Football and is very competitive.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2004
The absolute best school in this area. If you want your cdhild to do well, go here!

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May 04, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
April 13, 2004
I graduated from Clovis West in 1997. Since then I have moved away and decided to teach English in High School. Like most teachers, my teachers were most of the beginning inspiration. But more than that I have substituted for two years now in LAUSD and have not seen one school that could compare to the saftey, discipline, and overall excellence of this school or this district. If Fresno weren't so darn hot I would move back to work and raise my own kids in this district and school. Seriously, because I grew up surrounded by excellence everything else has been shoddy at best.

- submitted by a former student
October 29, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
I am a sophmore at CW and I love it. Most of the teacher's I've had are very involved with the students and are open to suggestions on all sorts of things. There really is something for every student to get involved with at CW.

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Clovis West High School
1070 East Teague Avenue, Fresno, CA  93720
(559) 327-2000
Last modified Clovis West 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 West High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 67 reviews. Top