Clovis North Educational Center

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Clovis North Educational Center
2770 East International Avenue


Coordinates36°53′23″N 119°44′00″W / 36.8898°N 119.7334°W / 36.8898; -119.7334
School typePublic High School
MottoUnity, Courage and Commitment
School districtClovis Unified School District
SuperintendentCarlo Prandini
Norm Anderson
PrincipalJoshua Shapiro
Teaching staff105.55 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,498 (2017-18)[1]
International studentsYes
Student to teacher ratio23.67[1]
Schedule typeMixed
Hours in school daySeven
Color(s)Columbia Blue and Black
SloganUnity, Courage, and Commitment
SongClovis North Alma Mater
Fight songClovis North Fight Song
AthleticsCIF Division I
Athletics conferenceCIF-Central Section
Team nameBroncos
RivalBuchanan High School, Clovis West, Clovis East High School, Clovis High
NewspaperThe Bronco Newsletter
Feeder schoolsGranite Ridge Intermediate School
The statue of a bronco is displayed as the mascot for Clovis North Educational Center.

Clovis North Educational Center (CNEC/Clovis North High School/Granite Ridge) is a combination junior high school (grades 7 and 8) and high school (grades 9-12) sharing a common administration, campus, and teaching staff. It is located on the corner of Willow & International in Fresno, California, across the street from Clovis Community College Center.

Clovis North is ranked 133rd within California. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Clovis North is 61 percent. Clovis North is ranked #835 in the National Rankings and earned a silver medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.[2] In 2007, Clovis North Educational Center was established as Clovis Unified School District's fifth high school, and fifth junior high school.


Clovis North offers nineteen AP classes as well as six honors classes, two comprehensive four-year foreign language programs, and a variety of performing and visual arts classes including drama, photography, ceramics, art, videography, choir, orchestra, color guard, and band among others. Additionally, students have the option of, as a Junior or Senior, taking vocationally-oriented courses through the Regional Occupational Training program or CART high school. Clovis North and Granite Ridge have the highest API based on state testing in the entirety of Clovis Unified School District.[3]

Honors Classes:

  • Honors Biology
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors English 9
  • Honors English 10
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • Honors Advanced Math and Analysis

AP Classes:

  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Physics 1 & 2
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Language and Literature
  • AP World History
  • AP United States History
  • AP United States Government
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Spanish
  • AP French

Honors societies and awards[edit]

Clovis North Educational Center gives out multiple awards each year and its students are part of multiple honors societies. The school gives out awards for Athlete of the Year for both boys and girls sports. It also bestows the title of Academic Scholar of Distinction if a student takes at least five AP classes and passes two AP exams by the end of his or her junior year. Additionally, a student can become a member of the National Honor Society if selected by a committee of teachers, counselors, and administrators on campus. Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, and Principal's Honor Roll is based on a student's unweighted GPA each semester. Sophomores are nominated each year to become members of the National Society of High School Scholars. A student is designated a valedictorian if they received no B's throughout their first seven semesters. The students with the top 20 GPA's are also recognized at the graduation ceremony and in the yearbook.

The Mock Trial team won three straight county championships between 2010-2012 in addition to placing 3rd and 4th at the state competitions.[4][5] They triumphed again in the 2016 county competition to make it to the state competition.[6]

The Science Olympiad team has competed at the state championship multiple years in a row. The Forensics team won valley championships in 2011 and 2013.

The Robotics teams, after winning the Davis regional competition, traveled to the FRC World Championships in 2010.[7] Academic Decathlon won their first Division III Championship in 2013.


Clovis North High School won back-to-back CIF Central Section championships in Football during the 2011 (D-II) and 2012 seasons and lost the championship in 2013. The team received a state bowl bid after the 2012 championship but lost 28-7 against Long Beach Polytechnic High School in the semi-final. The Varsity athletics teams were promoted to CIF Division I for the 2012-13 athletics year. Villyan Bijev, an alum of the school, was signed by Liverpool FC of the Premier League after his senior year.

The varsity baseball team won its first section championship in the 2013 season and was ranked in the top 20 in the nation entering the 2014 season. The varsity boys soccer team, coached by former USA Olympic Soccer Team captain Chad McCarty, won a Division II section championship in the 2011-12 season.

In 2013, the Granite Ridge Intermediate School football team was undefeated. In 2014 and 2015 the Granite Ridge JV basketball team was undefeated also. In 2016, the Clovis North boys golf team clinched its first Tri-River Athletic Conference championship by defeating former champion Clovis West.[8] Clovis North boys tennis also upset defending tennis champion Clovis West in 2016 to claim their first D-I tennis title.[9]

Varsity Athletics


  • Fall: Football, Water Polo, Cross Country
  • Winter: Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling
  • Spring: Baseball, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball, Golf


  • Fall: Gymnastics, Water Polo, Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Golf
  • Winter: Soccer, Basketball
  • Spring: Badminton, Track and Field, Softball, Swimming and Diving
Clovis North Marching Band and Color Guard unloading instruments and equipment prepare for competition in the 2018 Golden State Tournament of Bands at Clovis, CA.

Performing Arts[edit]

The Clovis North Educational Music Department consists of a variety of performing experiences for students at all grade and ability levels including: an award winning Marching Band, two high school Concert Bands at the beginning and advanced levels, a high school String Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra that includes students in grades 7 - 12, two Jazz Ensembles at the beginning and advanced levels, three middle school Concert Bands at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, three middle school String Ensembles, Winter Percussion Ensembles, Winter Color Guard, Chamber Ensembles, and award winning Choir Ensembles. See more at:

Notable acheviements of the band and color guard program at Clovis North include: Western Band Association (WBA) 2013 1A/2A/3A Class Grand Champions[10], a featured performing ensemble at the 2016 Music For All National Concert band Festival, selection for the 2017 Midwest Clinic.

Within the choir program notable achievements include: Clovis North Chamber Choir and the Women's Chorale have been invited to sing many times in the Fresno State Command Performance concert and the Women's Chorale placed third in a California Choral Invitational in 2011. Chamber and Chorale were both accepted to the 15th Annual New York Choral Festival in 2015. The festival accepts both high school and college choirs, but only five choirs total - two of those five from Clovis North. The other three choirs were from Germany, Estonia, and Montclair State University. The choirs performed in Carnegie Hall and St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York.[11]


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  2. ^ "Clovis North High". High Schools. U.S. News. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Ratings, ranking, test scores for Schools within 5 miles of Clovis North High". California School Rankings. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  4. ^ Spangler, Cheryl. "CLOVIS NORTH HIGH SCHOOL BRONCOS MOCK TRIAL TEAM EARNS AWARDS". McB News and Articles. McCormick Barstow LLP. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  5. ^ Stephens, Kim. "Congrats to Clovis North Mock Trial Team!". KMPH News. KMPH. Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  6. ^ Fries, Katie. "Clovis North mock trial team to compete in state finals in Sacramento". Clovis News. The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  7. ^ Benjamin, Marc (April 18, 2010). "Teamwork Energizes Clovis North Robotics Team". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  8. ^ Hoagland, Doug (May 12, 2016). "Swinging to victory: Clovis North golf team clutches TRAC, Central Section Div I championships". The Fresno Bee. Clovis News. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  9. ^ Giannadrea, Nick (May 18, 2016). "Clovis North boys storm to first Central Section D-I tennis title". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  10. ^ "The Beehive Interview: Clovis North band director David Lesser |". Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  11. ^ Howard, Tiffany. "Memories to Last a Lifetime". The Fresno Bee. Clovis News. Retrieved 18 June 2016.