Buchanan High School
Buchanan High School serves 2,700 students in grades 9-12.
Buchanan High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
Buchanan High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Buchanan High School's student population of 2,700 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Buchanan High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Buchanan High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1001 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
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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