Fowler High School Has Highest Graduation and College Preparation Rates in Fresno County
Once again, according to statistics released by California Department of Education, Fowler High School has the highest graduation rate in Fresno County, and exceeds the county average by over 20 percentage points. The personal "Family" approach by Fowler High administration and staff provides varied opportunities for students to be successful. Students have individual attention given to them by teachers, counselors, and support staff. Fowler High School has both the highest percentage of students in vocational education (ROP) courses in Fresno County, and the highest percentage of students in visual/performing arts classes in the county – which gives each student a variety of opportunities to find a program that meets his or her interests.
Also significant is the number of graduating students who have completed the necessary coursework (high school core courses in the UC/CSU A-G Categories) to make them eligible for admission to college. Over the past four years, nearly 45% of the graduating seniors at Fowler High School completed these requirements – well above the Fresno County average. In addition, more students are enrolled in AP courses (by percentage) than any other school in Fresno County. As a result of access to a rigorous curriculum, over two-thirds (68%) of Fowler High School graduates in the past four years have been admitted to colleges and universities throughout the country. These statistics clearly support what Principal Hank Gutierrez has long stated, "Fowler Unified students receive a world-class education that prepares them for whatever education, training, or career lies in their future".
This “world-class education” doesn’t start at Fowler High School. It begins in kindergarten in Malaga and Marshall Elementary Schools, and continues at Fremont Elementary School and at Sutter Middle School, where students are pushed to achieve at their highest level, by caring, highly-trained staff who build a foundation for their success. It also requires tremendous time and support from parents and family members. Ultimately, our parents should take pride in knowing that the children of Malaga and Fowler have greater ACCESS, PREPARATION, and OPPORTUNITY to higher education or post-high school training than ever before.