Madera High School
Madera High School, ‘home of the Coyotes,’ is where tradition and pride runs deep. With over 2,000 students and over 170 staff members, Madera High fosters a climate of respect, high achievement and opportunity. As a school community we believe that our diversity is one of our many strengths.
To meet the needs of our diverse student population, MHS offers a variety of curricular and extracurricular programs designed to challenge and inspire our students. Our goal is for every student to desire to come to school each day and feel connected to the MHS community. The staff of Madera High is also committed to ensuring that all students achieve at high levels and are challenged to become global citizens equipped with 21st Century skills. Madera High offers many academically rigorous programs which include Advanced Placement course offerings.
Moreover, students also have the opportunity to pursue their educational interest through a variety of College and Career Pathway courses. Madera High offers a total of ten different Career Pathways that focus on the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Technology, Hospitality, Education, Robotics, Criminal Justice and Visual & Performing Arts. Career pathways help students make connections between the world of work and academics. Each career pathway offers an academically challenging curriculum while providing a variety of hands-on, real world learning opportunities. Students who complete a pathway (3 years of coursework) may also have the opportunity to earn post-secondary college credits through dual enrollment while also attaining industry recognized certifications.
Our former career school configuration has been replaced with learning academies that are similar in structure and focus. Each pathway has an Administrator that oversees the staff and students that are associated with that pathway. Students who are undecided regarding their career pathway, will be designated as a general education student and will be assigned an administrator and counselor. Additionally, the career pathways will be housed in offices located in four different geographic areas on campus. This type of organization will allow for personalization and collaboration among parents, students, counselors, administrators and teachers.
Madera High also continues to partner with the Business and Industry sectors of our community. These vital relationships ensure that Madera High School will continue to offer programs that equip our students with College and Career readiness skills. This community link allows for ongoing collaboration through Pathway Advisories, classroom participation, donations, and community outreach. As an example, the Madera Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations provide enormous support for the mock interview/portfolio platform. The interview process prepares our students for the future job market and has also resulted in students receiving job offers by the business community.
Madera High School also offers a variety of opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities. Thirty clubs and co-curricular organizations enable students to become involved in their school and community. Additionally, over 600 students participate in the 60 athletic teams that represent Madera High School at the freshman through varsity level. We believe that a well-rounded program is necessary for preparing a student to be successful and strongly encourage participation in these programs.