High Standards

High Standards

Drone photo students graduating in stadium
"Clovis Unified leaders are stewards of a legacy of high standards for our students, for our teams and for ourselves. By placing the needs of our kids at the center of every decision, we have been able to consistently achieve those high standards over time."
Eimear O’Brien, Ed.D.
Superintendent 2017-Present

Send the Right Message

When something is broken fix it fast, fix it well and fix it right.

It’s a simple philosophy, but one that sprang from a time when school buildings in the youthful Clovis Unified were haphazardly maintained, surrounded by barbed wire-topped fences, and closed on the weekends. Early leaders saw that our schools were sending the wrong message to students and to the community – one that education doesn’t matter, and if we can’t be bothered to keep their classrooms in good repair, why should students treat their own learning seriously?

Those Clovis Unified leaders immediately established standards to act quickly to address vandalism or other facility problems, most often before kids arrive on campus. Today, leaders understand the role of high quality, well-maintained facilities that welcome kids and the community. Leaders support bond measures that create resources to promote learning for students at every school in the district. Appearance sends a message, and the message we want to send is one of pride in the community’s schools.

Our Values in Practice

Students in caps and gowns walking behind Clovis East T-Wolf
  • Build and maintain first class facilities.
  • If we are going to do it, we are going to do it first class.
  • We are too poor to buy cheap.
  • Students learn best when they are proud of their schools.

In Doc's Words

Student in play raising fist in the air, surrounded by other cast members
"We believe in high standards in Clovis Schools."
Doc Buchanan

Clovis Unified School District: Be the best you can be in mind, body, and spirit

Buchanan Area Schools

Buchanan Alta Sierra Cole Century Dry Creek Garfield Tarpey Woods

Clovis High Area Schools

Clovis High Clark Cedar Wood Clovis Elementary Mickey Cox Gettysburg Jefferson Red Bank Sierra Vista Weldon

Clovis West Area Schools

Clovis West Kastner Ft. Washington Liberty Lincoln Maple Creek Nelson Pinedale Valley Oak

Clovis North Area Schools

Clovis North Bud Rank Copper Hills Fugman Mountain View River View

Clovis East Area Schools

Clovis East Boris Fancher Creek Freedom Miramonte Oraze Temperance Kutner Reagan Elementary Young Elementary

Educational Services Area Schools

CART Gateway Clovis Online School Clovis Community Day School Clovis Adult Education Sierra Outdoor