About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Fresno High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Fresno High School had an API growth score of 649 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Fresno High School's 2012 base score was 638 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Fresno High School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Fresno High School Reviews
The problem with using the test results is that there are two high schools at Fresno High. You have the regular Fresno High, and they are the ones with terrible scores...but then there are the International Baccalaureate students, and they are the ones who breeze through the classes (not because they're fed the answers, but are taught using an IB curricula, which is more stringent than the regular curricula), and will get preferential treatment because they are the leaders in their school.
If you're an involved parent, get your teen into the IB program. It makes a world of difference in your child's education.
I think, as a parent, Fresno High is not a good school. I'm not happy with many things that have occurred there and the attitudes of the school staff.