Clovis Christian School
Clovis, NM 88102
About This School
In 2010, Clovis Christian School had 8 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Mexico average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Clovis Christian School Reviews
Let me first say that I have taught in the public schools for 13 years. I have taught grades K, 1, 2, 4, and high school. My grandson attends Clovis Christian. He is in 1st grade and attended Kindergarten there, as well. My grandson and his class are WAY advanced beyond the public school curriculum. His private Christian education has been superior to any that is taught in the public school curriculum. He is reading better than the second graders that I taught for 4 years! I taught the state standards and benchmarks, but they weren't as advanced as what the kids are being taught at Clovis Christian! My grandson has received an education, thus far, that is far above and beyond that which is being taught in the public schools. I continue to teach in the public schools and strongly encourage parents to enroll their children in private schools, if at all possible. I am posting anonymously so as not to jeopardize my employment.
It is the by far the best school anyone could ever imagine! Just ask the students for starters. [content removed by School Finder Review Team]. At the end of school last year the school had a short performance and served desserts and drinks afterward. I asked my daughters teacher if she was glad to be getting a summer break. Her reply was it unexpected. She said no. She sure wish she had just a little more time with them and that she was going to miss them. Wow! A couple days later I asked my sons teacher the same question. Her reply was yes it will be nice to have a break but she was going to sure miss her kids and dreaded that. Amazing! Until last year and for many years ahead of that at public school I have always asked that question mainly to see the comical reactions from the teachers of eye rolling and exaggereted oh yeah most definately reactions from them. It is a totally differant enviroment at Clovis Christian for both the teachers and students. Both of my children have asked to call and talk to thier teachers over the summer. I unfortunetly didnt get the chance to do so for them. We will be living out if town for this upcoming semester and really dread not being there and are hoping for the best until we can get back to Clovis. My name is Shnawna and can be reached at OHDCLOVIS@YAHOO.COM if you have any questions about the school. I am in no way affiliatted with them other then as a parent. My children are in elementary grades. My childrens principle is Dr. Linda D'Amour. You will not find a more loved caring or fair principal.
We too are disappointed with this school. It is not at all what we had been told or expected. I feel that our children will miss the fullness of their school experience if they remain at this school due to the extremely small size of the student body, constrained budgets, and school politics. My wife and I are responsible for the Christian upbringing of our children, not the school. And while it would have been great if our children actually experienced an immersive Christian experience, we don't feel that is what they are getting.
I am surprised at the review by the "parent" who claims that CCS turned out to be a disappointment. First of all, in most cases when a person posts a negative review about a product or business and does not give their name, it usually means that they are playing out a personal vendetta against that particular business or maker of the product. All of that aside, I have found that my choice to send my child to CCS to be the best decision I have ever made regarding his education. One of the great things about CCS is the fact that not only do they focus on providing my child with a top notch education, they also focus on the many gifts he has and what makes his personality so great. Public schools today are so focused on getting kids ready for "state testing" from the very first day of school that they fail to teach to a student's strengths and discover what makes a child who they are as a person. The private & Christian aspects of CCS help to make kids more well rounded, better learners, and in the long run better equipped for the world we face today. I agree with "parent's" comment about the school having a great teaching staff, they are all very dedicated to their students and the range of experience is tremendous. The high school campus prinicipal revamped her staff for the current school year and hired some very good teachers, one with over 30 years experince who I understand is one of the favorites with the high school students. Saying that, I would have to question how the current administration at both campuses, including the superintendent could be considered amateurish being that they are the ones who have hired this incredible group of educators. I could go on and on and even debate more of "parent's" remarks but that would make this review go on forever and I think I've written enough. Honestly it would have probably been better if I had just said "Get behind us satan", rather than try to debate the comments of "parent". I say this though, if you are interested in the school, come out and check out the two campuses. Talk to the students, teachers and administration and see make a decision based on your own experiences. God is doing wonderful things at CCS and if you give yourself a chance to experience just a tiny morsel of it I promise you will want to indulge in the whole pie! God is using Dr. Ladona Clayton (superintendent), Dr. Linda D'Amour (east campus principal), Mychelle Simms (west campus principal) and their dedicated staff members in amazing ways and my family is thirlled to be a part of it.
I am not sure why this particular parent is so upset with the school, other than maybe something wasn't offered to their child that they thought should of been. From my view point, the school offers a lot in the areas of sports and electives. In fact, CCS has offered seniors on-site dual credit from Clovis Community College. While the school is small and they do operate on a tight budget, I haven't seen any cliquish aspects or favoritism towards local children. The high school campus spent the summer renovating the building, adding highly qualified teachers, and new curriculum. I have a child at the East Campus and I am very pleased with the education my child is receiving. I believe the school has purpose and goals and is dedicated to making students disciples of God.
The caliber of the teachers and administration at this school is excellent with 2 doctors of education and a masters degree leading the school. They are focused on implementing state of the art ideas in learning and imparting a biblical world view the students will carry with them the rest of their lives. For such a small school in a small community they offer excellent options for their high school students such as NHS, Varsity athletics that compete with local public schools, a Praise and worship band that performs locally as well in school events and they highly encourage community service. Their Senior class is taking a mission trip with YWAM for the first time this year. Reaching the heart of every student and training them to be disciples of Christ is this school's ambition.
This school turned out to be a disappointment. While the teaching staff turned out to be the best facet of the school, the amateurish administration, obvious bias toward local students, lack of goal and purpose in all sports other than football, and complete dearth of extracurricular activities makes this our last choice in this area. The school appears to be under extreme financial pressure, and it seems to us that they are trying to make revenue in any way possible such as forcing seniors who may only need a couple of classes to carry five classes and pay full tuition, while other students are "subsidized". In our opinion, and we've had 21 years of elementary and high school experience in big and small schools, this school is poorly run, with a cliquish school population, and a lack of clear goals and purpose.