McLane High School is one of eight comprehensive high schools in the Fresno Unified School District. When opened in 1959, it was the shiny new school at the edge of town, winning athletic championships and academic honors. Many prominent leaders in the city of Fresno attended McLane in the 1960s and 1970s. Our rewards have been many. More students are taking rigorous coursework, more 9th graders are on track for graduation and we are the only high school in the Fresno Unified School District to have experienced consistent growth in API over the last eight years. As we have experienced success, those successes do not encourage us to rest, but instead encourage our efforts. We are making a difference. We are learning and growing and we can apply the processes we used to find success in one area to another area of focus. We believe in our students and in one another.
Finance & Entrepreneurship: a Linked Learning pathway that offers experiences in different aspects of finance and business such as banking, investments, business management, marketing, and self-employment.
Educational Careers: a Linked Learning pathway that teaches real-world education concepts and provides a hands-on learning experiences in different aspects of education, coaching, and leadership.
Medical Education & Research: a NAF Academy and Linked Learning pathway that prepares students for a career health science and medical technology by offering real-world internship opportunities and an excellent college preparation environment that provides multiple options upon graduation.
Army JROTC: a program designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.
Art Venture Academy: an award-winning and nationally recognized California Partnership Academy that offers students an engaging, art-driven education in art and graphic design.
The School Site Council, which includes parent members, meets seven to eight times per year. This group reviews schoolwide data, discusses the instructional program, and makes decisions about the use of categorical resources to support instruction.McLane has an active English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC), which meets four times a year. At ELAC meetings, parents review the program the school offers for English Learners and make recommendations that are carried to the School Site Council. In addition, they discuss and learn about CAHSEE, college preparation, and monitoring and supporting students. Parents are notified about ELAC meetings through fliers which are translated into Spanish and Hmong, as well as Teleparent messages. Meetings are facilitated by our Bilingual Counseling Resource Assistants, who can conduct meeting discussions in the primary languages of Spanish and Hmong.Babysitting is provided so that parents can attend the meeting without worrying about leaving younger children unattended. Representatives from ELAC participate in DELAC (the District English Learner Advisory Committee). DELAC meets several times a year to discuss issues affecting EL students across the district.