Buchanan High School

  • Buchanan High School serves 2,699 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 58% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Buchanan High School's student population of 2,699 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 107 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,699 students
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Total Classroom Teachers107 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Buchanan High School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Buchanan High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#958 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
15%
11%
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Hispanic
28%
54%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
53%
24%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Buchanan High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.620.41
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Graduation Rate
97%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameClovis Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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The academic programs of all Clovis Unified School District schools are excellent. I attended Buchanan High School and went on to study in Virginia and Utah. Seeing the level of education in these states opened my eyes to how excellent my high school education really was. I felt I was much better prepared for University education than many of my classmates, who I felt might have been naturally academically "smarter" than I was. Over all, a good high school education and experience.
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