School Profile

School Profile 2014-2015

Contact Information:

Buchanan High School / 1560 N. Minnewawa Ave.., Clovis, CA  93619-7600 / Phone: (559) 327-3000 Fax: (559)327-3090 / WEB:       /   CEEB School Code:  050618

General Information:

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.

The Community:

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)

District Proficiency:

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:

Honors courses are offered in the subjects of English, Mathematics, and Science.

Special Programs:

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.

Transcript Legend:

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:

532 graduates

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

Biola University

Boston 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

Columbia University

Duke University

Fresno Pacific University

Georgetown University


Harvey S. Mudd College

Johns Hopkins University

Kansas State University

Massachusetts Institutte of Technology

Mills College

Minnesota State University

New york University

Notre Dame

Ohio State University

Oregon State University

Pepperdine University

Stanford 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

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