The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara celebrated that 94 schools attained a 4-Star or 5-Star ranking in the 2018 Nevada School Performance Framework released Friday — despite more rigorous standards.
CCSD Board of School Trustees President Deanna Wright heralded the 46 5-Star schools, 48 4-Star schools and 44 schools that increased at least one Star from the 2017 results.
“We know there are pockets of excellence throughout CCSD, and today we want to celebrate the many educators who are exceeding standards to deliver first-class education to their students,” Wright said.
The announcement of the results was held at Addeliar Guy Elementary School in North Las Vegas, which increased from 2 Stars to 4 Stars.
This is the first time the state has implemented a new, more rigorous requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that caps points from schools with opportunity gaps, which are gaps in achievement between student subgroups.
The Star rankings of 12 CCSD schools were capped because of these new standards.
“Just as the Nevada School Performance Framework shines a spotlight on schools that are achieving, it also provides an opportunity to focus our efforts in areas where not all students are thriving,” Dr. Jara said. “Our shared work is not complete until we establish excellence by providing rich and rigorous instruction to all students. I am extremely proud of our teachers, principals and students. Our team is committed to making CCSD #1 for Kids.”
CCSD leaders also discussed the first Star ratings released in five years for high schools. All of CCSD’s Career and Technical Academies achieved a 5-Star ranking, as well as CCSD’s College of Southern Nevada High Schools.
The Nevada Department of Education, earlier this month, released Smarter Balanced math and English Language Arts (ELA) assessment results showing that CCSD increased in 11 out of 12 categories in 2017-18 and in all of the categories over the 2016-18 time span.
For more information recapping CCSD’s performance, please click here to read the complete news release.