Fresno's University High School Faces Criticism Over Diversity, Entrance Requirements

Nov 1, 2016

Fresno’s University High School is routinely ranked as one of the top public high schools in the nation when it comes to academics.  

It was started over a decade ago to give students a college preparatory education with a focus on English and math. But the charter school’s future is in now question as allegations have surfaced that UHS has used allegedly discriminatory perquisite requirements, which the ACLU contends are illegal.  

Critics also say the student body is not representative of the diversity of the Fresno area, setting up a looming fight over the renewal of the school’s charter before the Fresno Unified Board of Trustees.  Fresno Bee education reporter Mackenzie Maysjoined us on Valley Edition to talk about that story, as well as a controversial school board election in Clovis Unified.