1560 N. Minnewawa Ave.
Clovis, CA 93611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Buchanan High School serves 2,643 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 88% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,643 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 88%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Buchanan High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Buchanan High School's student population of 2,643 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 117 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,643 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
117 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Buchanan High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
55%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
88%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
22:1
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American Indian
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n/a
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Asian
13%
12%
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Hispanic
32%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
48%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
97%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Buchanan High School's ranking?

Buchanan High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest graduation rate (Top 5%).

What schools are Buchanan High School often compared to?

Buchanan High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Clovis North High School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

55% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 88% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Buchanan High School?

The graduation rate of Buchanan High School is 97%, which is higher than the California state average of 85%.

How many students attend Buchanan High School?

2,643 students attend Buchanan High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

48% of Buchanan High School students are White, 32% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Buchanan High School?

Buchanan High School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Buchanan High School offer ?

Buchanan High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Buchanan High School part of?

Buchanan High School is part of Clovis Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   12/6/2011
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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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,643 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 88%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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