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Sanger High School
Home of the Apaches
Dan Chacon

1996, 2005, 2009


SHS English Teachers
Supporting ALS Research



Shaver Lake Open Water Tournament

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Map of School:SHS-CampusMap.pdf

Sanger High School in the news:

Cody Haugland was a National winner in the third-annual National STEM Video Game Challenge.

Open up the link to see full article: The Amazing Game Kodu

Sanger High School Scholarship Night
Over $280,000 awarded to students!  Click here for photo album of the night, courtesy of Cheryl Senn.

The Slick Rock Student Film Festival and Awards were held on May 18.  Sanger High had two animations that made it as finalists and the overall winner in the Animation Category.

Winning Team
Tanner Knavel
Ashley Christensen
Wyatt Bullock
Mona Yang
Alvaro Lozano

Finalists Team
De Vang
Leslie Graham
Heaven Lee
Richard Lay


Sanger track and field coach Dave Dodson finishing up iconic career
By Andy Boogaard - The Fresno Bee
Friday, May. 17, 2013 | 11:12 PM

Dave Dodson will close a 49-year career at Sanger High on Saturday just as his peers see fit -- as an Honor Coach.
That will be the additional badge he'll wear in the final day of leading the Apaches in track and field at the Central Section Masters Championships at Buchanan's Veterans Memorial Stadium.
"He's someone who loves what he does," Buchanan coach Brian Weaver says. "Dave is an icon in track and field. Dave IS track and field for the Valley."
Dodson's late father, Murl Dodson, coached Rafer Johnson at Kingsburg in the 1950s. And he was present in Rome for Johnson's gold-medal performance in the decathlon in 1960.
Dave Dodson, paying attention to detail in his teens -- particularly while attending Olympic trials with Pops at Eugene, Ore. -- would ultimately transfer his wisdom and innovative ideas into a coaching career launched at Sanger in cross country in 1964. The social studies and history teacher then also took over the track and field program two years later.
Longtime Sanger High track and field coach Dave Dodson
And it was 36 years after that, in 2002, that Dodson Field was christened in his honor.
The all-weather, 10-lane track has long bore Dodson's signatures -- indicator boards by jump pits, wind gauges and automatic timing -- features ahead of the times on the prep level.
His benefits to athletes have extended far beyond Sanger's own.
Dodson has directed 166 duals, 136 invitationals and 11 Central Section championships in addition to countless middle school and elementary meets.
"I'm proud of the contributions I've made to track and field," he said Friday among the 16 various cats and dogs he and his wife of almost 44 years, Anita, have adopted -- almost all dumped near their country home in west Sanger.
Clearly, the Dodsons don't mind assuming responsibility -- canines, cats and, above all, kids.
"We know what a difference it makes in kids' lives," says Anita, retired after teaching for 37 years in Sanger Unified.
"That's what's been most rewarding," her husband says, "working with kids and seeing them develop."

In the US News & World Report yearly ranking, Sanger High School moved up to the SILVER MEDAL AWARD for best high schools in America.  

Check out this link to see Sanger High or any school across America:
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Way to go APACHES!

Sanger Unified's grad rates lauded in education report
By Eddie Jimenez
- The Fresno Bee Thursday, Apr. 04, 2013 | 01:09 AM

Sanger Unified School District graduated 94% of its Hispanic and black students in 2012, the highest rate among area districts analyzed in a report released Wednesday.
The study by Oakland-based Education Trust-West ranked about 145 California districts for their overall performance, five-year improvement in standardized testing, size of achievement gaps when compared against white students and college readiness rates for Hispanic, black and low-income students.
Clovis Unified's graduation rate for the same groups of students was 89%, Fresno Unified's was 70% and Central Unified's was 68%, the lowest among the area's districts in the study. Madera had a graduation rate of 81% and Visalia's was 80%.
Sanger Unified Superintendent Marc Johnson said he was proud of his district's ranking and the hard work by staff and students from elementary school through high school.
"It is an end result of a system that does a great job of preparing kids for a 13-year journey," he said. "I think we're in elite company."
Sanger's graduation rate ranked seventh out of 143 districts in the report.
Fresno Unified's graduation rate for Hispanic and black students and Central Unified's rate were well below Sanger, despite similar demographics.
Hispanic and black students make up 73% of Fresno Unified's enrollment, 62% in Central and 72% in Sanger. However, 82% of Fresno's students are from low-income households compared with 71% in Sanger and 62% in Central, according to the report.
Letter grades for the district overall performances were: Clovis "B," Sanger "B-," Visalia "C," Central "C- " and Fresno and Madera "D+." The highest overall grade for any district in the study was a "B."
Fresno schools continue to make steady progress, which is reflected in the slight improvement in the district's overall grade, spokeswoman Susan Bedi said. Fresno Unified had an overall grade of "D" in 2010 and 2011.
"We recognize that there are gaps and continue to seek out new and better ways to close the gap," Bedi said.
The Fresno Unified Graduation Task Force, which has begun work on nearly 60 of 106 recommendations, is focusing on areas such as attendance, early learning, parent involvement and career technical education, she said.
Central Unified officials could not be reached for comment. Data for the report was obtained from the state Department of Education.

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Attention Juniors: In a short time, you will be taking the StateTests in several subjects. When you take the tests in English and  Math, there will be a brief set of optional multiple-choice questions that are part of the Early Assessment Program (EAP); the CSU and Community Colleges use these results for course placements.

The CSU Office of the Chancellor has developed the Math Success Website to help high school students, parents, teachers, and counselors learn about the CSU Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Requirement and how to meet it.

The CSU Office of the Chancellor has also developed the English Success Website to help high school students, parents, teachers, and counselors learn about the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) Requirement and how to meet it.

Visit the Guidance Department page for more keys to success!

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