National Blue Ribbon Schools are designated based on their academic excellence or their ability to close the achievement gaps within student subgroups. Three CCSD schools received this tremendous honor by the U.S. Department of Education in 2015.
Sue H. Morrow Elementary School
Glen C. Taylor Elementary School
Sig Rogich Middle School
Schools identified as being among the highest performing schools for achievement in Nevada are designated as Reward Schools. Elementary and middle schools who have exhibited High Performance on State assessments and High Progress (growth) over time will meet the criteria to be exemplary. High schools with High Performance, High Progress and High Graduation rates will be designated as Exemplary.
Title I is a federal program that provides additional funding to schools and districts to help improve student achievement at schools with high numbers/percentages of children coming from low income families. This funding allows for schools to provide additional instructional activities and services for students and family engagement. Each school writes a Title I plan and embeds it in their School Performance Plan.
Some examples of programs in Clark County School District that are Title I funded are Title I HOPE (homeless youth), Early Childhood and Pre-K programs, Parenting Centers, and School Based Programs. Please click on CCSD Title I website (left) for additional information regarding Title I services offered.
Underperforming schools are identified based on the ESEA wavier by the Nevada Department of Education as Priority, Focus, and One Star.
Priority schools identified are based on the following two criteria:
- Schools that are amongst the lowest 5% of school in Proficiency and Growth
-High schools that have graduation rate less than 60%
Focus schools are designated based on the lowest performing 10% of schools based on closing the achievement gaps between students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP), Free and reduced Lunch (FRL), and English learners (EL).
One Star schools are determined based on the point criteria identified in the Nevada School Performance Framework.
Each of these schools receive specialized support from the School Improvement Department to help increase student achievement.
In 2015, state officials passed Senate Bill 432 during the Legislative Session. The purpose of this bill is to address any barriers to improve student achievement.
Twenty-two schools in Clark County School District were designated as Victory Schools for the 2015-16 school year by the Nevada Department of Education based on the highest poverty zip codes in conjunction with the star ranking based on the previous school year.
Schools are aligning funds spent with specific strategies identified through a collaborative process including community outreach meetings. Learn more by visiting the websites to the left.
In 2013, after extensive research, the education of English Learners was identified as one of the top priorities by state officials. As a result, select schools were designated as CCSD Zoom Schools for the 2013-2017 school years.
Zoom Schools receive additional resources including the following:
- free pre-kindergarten
- expanded full-day kindergarten programs with smaller class sizes
- free 17 full day Summer Academy
- Zoom Reading Centers and staffing
These efforts are in place to increase academic achievement at campuses with a high percentage of English Language Learners.