Clovis West High School

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Clovis West
School-cwhs.jpg
Address
1070 East Teague Avenue
Fresno, California, 93720
United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1976
Principal Eimear O'Farrell[1]
Enrollment 2843
Color(s) Cardinal, gold
Mascot The Golden Eagles
Newspaper The Vantage
Yearbook The Olympiad
Website

Clovis West High School (CWHS) is a co-educational, public high school part of the Clovis Unified School District in the well-established suburban community in northeast Fresno, California. A strong concentration of business managers and professionals reside in the area. It was founded in 1976, and has grades 9-12. Clovis West High School is ranked 206th within California. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Clovis West High School is 41 percent. 833 tests administered and 71% tested received a score of “3” or higher. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 51 percent, primarily Hispanic. Clovis West High School is one of five high schools in the Clovis Unified School District. It is a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School.

Academics[edit]

State Testing[edit]

In 2010, Clovis West High School attained an API of 852, placing the school towards the top of the California state high schools. The average SAT score for 2010-2011 is 509 (verbal), 540 (mathematics), and 515 (writing). Current results for the school's scoring are maintained at the California Standardized Testing And Reporting (STAR) Program.[2]

Advance Placement[edit]

The following A.P. courses are offered at Clovis West High School: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Economics (Micro & Macro), English Composition, English Literature, World History, American Government, American History, Psychology, Spanish, and Chinese. Each A.P. course requires a specific prerequisite course of study. These prerequisites need to be included in the development of any four-year plan culminating in the A.P. experience. Many AP courses require spring and summer work.

Environmental Awareness[edit]

Several years ago, Clovis Unified School District initiated an energy conservation strategy designed to reduce energy costs and the district’s carbon footprint while keeping students and teachers more comfortable in their classrooms, thus enhancing the learning environment. The first major step was the deployment of a new energy management system (EMS) for monitoring and controlling electric lighting and HVAC systems at every school in the district through one central web-based communications port. The EMS enabled the district’s energy manager, Gary Foster, to access real-time energy use data from any individual school or the entire district via a laptop computer and turn electrical systems on and off remotely. Most of those systems operate heating and air conditioning by solar power in permanent buildings and temporary classrooms. Clovis West High School has submitted an application to PG&E for a Non-Residential New Construction incentive to build a new energy center where students will learn about energy-efficient technologies and undergo specialized training for new-economy “green” jobs.

Athletics[edit]

Clovis West High School competes in the California Interscholastic Federation's (CIF) Central Section.

Performing Arts[edit]

Academic Teams[edit]

Academic Decathlon: Academic Decathlon competes in ten different academic disciplines based upon an annual theme. Students compete against other decathletes with comparable GPAs, ensuring a rich, equitable competition for all participants.

AVID: AVID is a program which combines components of student-centered outreach programs with curriculum improvement and professional development. In other words, AVID integrates student centered and school centered strategies.

Mock Trial: Mock Trial helps students acquire a working knowledge of law and our judicial system, improve critical thinking and presentation skills, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, and gain an understanding of obligations and responsibilities as participating members of society. Each year, a new set of Mock Trial materials based on an important issue facing America's youth is created and produced including a hypothetical criminal case, summaries of case law, witness statements, official exhibits, and simplified rules of evidence. Cases are released in the early fall and the Fresno County competition occurs in January and February with all schools participating in a minimum of four rounds of trials at the Fresno County Courthouse.

Honors Societies

  • National Honors Society
  • California Scholarship Federation

Student Life[edit]

Student Organizations[edit]

Clovis West vs. Clovis East Rivalry[edit]

Clovis West High School harbors a strong sense of competitiveness with its brother schools: Clovis North High School, Clovis East High School, Clovis High School, and Buchanan High School.

Notable alumni[edit]

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