I am a current SHS student.
The academics here are fairly good, however, the math department needs a complete makeover. Students care more about making grades, instead of actually learning, due to the fact that teachers don't spend enough time teaching the subject and give excessive amounts of homework and tests. Most other subjects are well. The world language department is great along with English and History. The science teachers are great, however, make sure your student is responsible when it comes to homework for those classes.
The arts program at Sanger High is a little small, however, it is growing. The drama department has received a lot of new members lately, and with the help of the new community theater program, it is expected to grow even more. There are many visual art classes at SHS. For the 2015-2016 school year, they are adding a dance PE class which is also expected to help build the art program.
For athletics, Sanger high has a lot of spirit that carries all the way down to the middle school. Sanger is a football town, so basically the whole town shows up to Friday night football games (including away games). The band department is huge, and I guarantee you will be impressed with them. The cheer program is becoming more of a presence as well. They won their division in CIF for the 2014-2015 season (it was their first year competing). Water polo, Volley Ball, and Track are all large and great sports teams as well.
For ASB, the program has a lot of members, and they do a lot of great things for the school, however, it could use a bit of a makeover as well. They need to broaden their ideas more and be less demanding and power hungry.
Sanger High has come a long way! The teachers are dedicated to their students and their achievement. The expectations are high, campus is clean and safe. The students get a good education with incredible extracurricular activities. Numerous AP and honors courses are offered. I'm proud to be an Apache!
Sanger High offfers AP courses and a number of electives to accommodate different areas of student interest. The school is growing very fast with all the new construction in the area and class size is approaching an excessive level.
I went to Clovis West high school in the early 80's and I can say that the parent involvement at Sanger High is far superior. The core student body makes the school a great place to recieve an education. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else even though we live in the Clovis East district.
As a former student I feel that Sanger is overlooked due to lazy students but there are a great deal of wonderful students and teachers here. Sports are a serious thing at SHS. You can see parents actively invoved in scool functions revolving around their child's activities. I believe Mr. Chacon really loves his students and has actively involved himself around them e.g. participating in the principal's lipsync to help raise scholarship money for them and the school. I am proud to say that I am an APACHE. Always with pride, Sanger High.
I think there are a number of fabulous teachers at SHS and a number of terrible teachers who just don't seem to want to try anything new nor appropriate for today's students. Additionally, there is a segment of the school population (administration, faculty, students and parents) who want to turn the clock back to some previous date and do things 'the old way'. This is not acceptable. We need a school capable of working with todays kids, preparing them for college and the workforce. Mr. Chacon seems to be doing a good job, but needs support to make change. I'm not sure the community is open enough to improvement to support him and his team. Get some of those old duffs who don't want to try anything new and don't want to create relationships with kids out of there!