School Profile 2014-2015
Buchanan High School / 1560 N. Minnewawa Ave.., Clovis, CA 93619-7600 / Phone: (559) 327-3000 Fax: (559)327-3090 / WEB: http://www.clovisusd.k12.ca.us/bhs/ / CEEB School Code: 050618
Buchanan High School is a comprehensive four-year high school enrolling 2514 students in grades nine through twelve. The school opened in the fall of 1991 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 1995. Buchanan High School is accredited by the Western Assoication of Schools and Colleges, and holds memberships in The College Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Buchanan High School is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, and a California Distinguished School.
Buchanan High School is situated in a rapidly growing suburban community in the northeast section of Clovis with a strong concentration of business managers and professionals.
Schedule: The course schedule is organized on a rotating block schedule. Students attend all courses on Monday and attend alternationg blocks Tuesday through Friday.
Graduation Requirements: A minimum of 230 units are required for graduation with course requirements as follows:
English - 8 semesters
Mathematics - 4 semesters (including Algebra 1/Math 1 and Geometry/Math 2)
Social Science - 7 semesters ( World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Government, and Economics)
Science - 5 semesters (including biological, physical, and health)
Physical Education - 8 semesters
Academic Breadth - 2 semesters (Foreign Languate, Visual or Performing Arts, or CTE Course)
Other - 2 additional semesters (Foreign Language, Visual or Performing Arts, Science (3rd year), Math (3rd year), Language Arts or Math Intervention)
California High Scool Exit Exam is required in English and Math.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses / 2014-2015:
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language, English Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History
Honors courses are offered in the subjects of English, Mathematics, and Science.
Special programs include accelerated placement, work experience, college courses without credit, bilingual education, and special education.
GPA / Class Rank:
GPA is weighted, based on all graded courses on 7 semesters of study. A 4.0 scale is used for all classes with the exception of Advanced Placement courses, where A= 5, B=4, C=2, D=1, F=0. Grade scales and variations are decided by instructor.
AP: Advanced Placement HP: Honors Program P: College preparatory (on U.C. course list)
Testing Statistics 2014-2015:
SAT Averages: 330 tests taken / Critical Reading 552 / Math 524 / Writing 507
ACT Averages: 172 tests taken / Composite 24.3
AP Pass Rate: 1033 tests taken / 65.5% scored 3,4, or 5
Class Profile / Class of 2014:
4-year college 51% / 2-year college 39 % / Technical School 1.5% / Military 2.5% / Other 6%
College Attendance History:
The following college list indicates those institutions attended by Buchanan High School graduates over the last 4 years:
Arizona State University
Brigham Young University
California Baptist University
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Diego
Fresno Pacific University
Harvey S. Mudd College
Johns Hopkins University
Kansas State University
Massachusetts Institutte of Technology
Minnesota State University
New york University
Ohio State University
Oregon State University
United States Air Force Academy
University of California, Berkeley
Univeristy of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of the Pacific
University of Southern California