The Clark County School District added high school rankings May 24 to its School Performance Framework, a ranking of all 357 public schools in Las Vegas. Schools are assigned a numerical score out of 100 points based on a number of categories: graduation rate, college and career readiness and student engagement for high schools and academic performance, student growth and engagement for elementary and middle schools.
Find out how your neighborhood schools stack up
The schools are ranked in one of five tiers:
☆☆☆☆☆ - for highest performing schools
☆☆☆☆ - for well performing
☆☆☆ - for schools that are meeting but not exceeding academic standards
☆☆ - for schools close to meeting minimum standards
☆ - for low performing schools
In the box on the right, you can search to see how schools in your ZIP code perform. Below is a complete list of the 2012 rankings with links to each school's accountability report.
Complete list of schools by score:Click on the stars on the left to see the corresponding schools.
About the rankings
Five-star schools will placed in a special "autonomous" school zone, where they will be given more flexibility over curriculum, budget and day-to-day operations. Of the School District's 357 schools, there are 51 schools, or 14 percent of schools, that achieved five-star status this school year. These top-performing schools will serve as models for lower-performing schools to aspire to, according to the School District.
One-star schools and the district's "turnaround" schools will be placed in a special "turnaround" school zone, where they will be given more resources, professional development and hiring opportunities to raise student achievement, according to the School District.
The numerical scores of each school will not be released to the public, and rankings will not be used to evaluate school administrators or teachers this school year.
The new school ranking system was developed by a special advisory panel made up of seven teachers, six principals, two parents and community members. The rankings were developed to comply with a new state law mandating academic achievement be used in teacher evaluations, which goes into effect in July 2013. The ranking is meant to be a learning and improvement tool for educators, according to the School District.
- 14 schools earn five-star status in School District's high school rankings (May 24, 2012)
- Top-rated schools found in wealthier areas, but School District vows change coming (March 12, 2012)
- Coolican: School finds measurable ways to help students achieve success (March 12, 2012)
- 10 surprising facts about the School District's new school ranking system (March 12, 2012)
- Superintendent: ‘I am here to implement and see through reform’ (March 11, 2012)
- New school rankings unveiled with much fanfare, but some teachers grumble (Feb. 24, 2012)
- Clark County School District announces rankings of top- and lowest-performing elementary, middle schools (Feb. 23, 2012)