Clovis Unified School District, California

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Clovis Unified School District
Fresno County, California
Clovis Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Janet Young
Enrollment:40,783 students
Graduation rate:92.1%[1]
Number of schools:49
Budget: $770.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Brian D. Heryford
Board members:7
Term length:4
Clovis Unified School District is a school district in California that served 40,783 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 18th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Clovis Unified School District is located in Fresno County, California.

Clovis Unified School District is located in Fresno County, California. The county seat of Fresno County is Fresno. Fresno County was home to 955,272 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Fresno County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 19.4 percent of Fresno County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Fresno County was $45,741 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Fresno County was 24.8 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Fresno County (%) California (%)
White 77.4 73.5
Black or African American 5.9 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 3.0 1.7
Asian 10.5 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.5
Two or more race 2.9 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 51.6 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Fresno County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 129,129 124,490
2008 136,706 131,015
2004 103,154 141,988
2000 95,059 117,342

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The superintendent of Clovis Unified School District is Janet Young.[6] She worked in the district for over 32 years in a number of roles, as a teacher, a principal, the director of school and community relations, the assistant superintendent and the associate superintendent for human resources and communications, before she took the position of superintendent.[7]

School board

The Clovis Unified School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected to four-year terms by specific geographic districts.

Clovis Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
Brian D. Heryford 4 1996 2016
Jim Van Volkinburg 3 1993 2018
Betsy Sandoval 6 1996 2018
Sandra A. Bengel 1 1993 2018
Christopher Casado 7 2008 2016
Ginny L. Hovsepian 2 1991 2016
Richard Lake 5 2012 2016

School board elections

See also: Clovis Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Clovis Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered year. Three seats were up for election in 2014, and four seats will be up for election in 2016.[8]

Public participation in board meetings

The Clovis Unified Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. All actions of the Board shall be taken openly. The public is invited to attend Board meetings and will be given opportunity to voice opinions. However, the law requires the Board to respect employees’ privacy. Members of the public may feel free to use this time to criticize either the Board or the District as a whole, but if there is a complaint about an individual employee which could result in disciplinary action, the District’s complaint procedure should be followed; or the individual must wait until the Board can schedule a closed session as required by the open meeting laws, including advance notice to the employee.

The Board, as the representative body of the District, wishes to provide an avenue for any citizen to express interest in, and concern for, the District. Accordingly, the Board hereby adopts the following rules concerning public participation at meetings of the Board:
1. Members of the public have the right to place matters “directly related to school business” on the formal agenda of Board meetings:

a. So that the Board and District administrative personnel can adequately discharge their responsibilities, citizens who wish to have items placed upon the formal agenda for consideration at an upcoming Board meeting must make a request to the Clovis Unified School District Office located at 1450 Herndon Avenue, Clovis, no later than one week prior to the date of the scheduled Board meeting.
b. In connection with matters included on the formal agenda by members of the public, the Board reserves the right to:
(1) Determine the order of business as to the discussion and consideration of such items.
(2) Postpone items until a later meeting if reasonable justification for doing so exists.

2. In addition, members of the public also have the right to comment upon all matters included on the formal agenda whether placed there by members of the public or otherwise. In connection therewith, the President of the Board reserves the right to:

a. Limit the discussion of a particular issue
b. Postpone the discussion of a particular item until a later time or later meeting provided that reasonable justification therefore exists.
c. Public comments shall be heard only from individuals physically present at the meeting.

3. Finally, the Board shall take testimony on matters not included on the agenda of a regularly scheduled meeting which members of the public wish to bring to the attention of the Board. This discussion shall occur during the “Public Presentation” portion of the agenda and must be delivered by an individual physically present at the meeting. Individuals wishing to make a presentation must so advise the Board President by completing a “sign-in” sheet prior to the meeting. Individual presentations shall be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes. Each individual wishing to address the Board is allocated 3 minutes and may NOT give their 3 minutes to another individual. The Board will take no action on such matters at the same meeting at which such testimony is taken. Nothing herein shall limit further discussion on such subject matter at a subsequent meeting of the Board.[9]

—Clovis Unified School District website, (2014)[10]


The table below displays the budget for Clovis Unified School District:[11]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $253,694,847 84% $21,099,623 7% $22,793,328 7.5% $4,189,004 1.4% $282,889 0.1% $302,059,691
2014-2015 $354,049,414 46% $29,103,691 3.8% $304,395,824 39.5% $396,963 0.1% $82,415,588 10.7% $770,361,480
Averages: $303,872,130.5 57% $25,101,657 5% $163,594,576 31% $2,292,983.5 0% $41,349,238.5 8% $536,210,585.5

Teacher salaries

Clovis Unified School District employed 1,679 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[12] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries.

Teachers at Clovis Unified School District do not have a union. Instead, they have a faculty senate who is in charge of negotiating salary schedules with district administration.[13] The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the faculty senate for the 2014-2015 school year.[14]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 42,456 50,424
B.A. + 45 43,512 57,297
B.A. + 60 or M.A. 44,568 78,782
BA + 75 45,625 80,649
75 + MA 46,681 82,516

Schools in Clovis Unified School District


Clovis Unified School District served 40,783 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The table below details the district's total enrollment since the 2009-2010 school year.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 38,004 -
2010-2011 38,495 1.3
2011-2012 39,040 1.4
2012-2013 39,894 2.1
2013-2014 40,783 2.2

District schools

Clovis Unified School District operates 49 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[15]

Clovis Unified School District
School Name
Alta Sierra Intermediate
Buchanan High School
Bud Rank
Clark Intermediate
Clovis Adult School
Clovis East High School
Clovis Elementary
Clovis High School
Clovis North High School
Clovis West High School
Community Day Elementary School
Community Day Secondary School
Copper Hills
Dry Creek
Enterprise High School
Fancher Creek
Fort Washington
Gateway High School
Granite Ridge Intermediate
Kastner Intermediate
Maple Creek
Mountain View
Red Bank
Reyburn Intermediate
Sierra Outdoor School at 5-Mile Creek
Sierra Vista
Valley Oak

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled.

There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 73 55
Mathematics 69 50
Science 77 59
History and Social Science 62 49

Contact information

Clovis Unified School District seal.jpg

1450 Herndon Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611
Phone: 559-327-9000

See also

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