Newcomers and even longer term residents are often interested in how the schools of Las Vegas compare. Here is our try at answering that question. Note that this is only the schools of the Clark County School District.
We basically compared the schools by the percentage of children meeting or exceeding the standard. We did the ranking for each category: Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science. We then summed the rankings of each school and then ranked the school by this sum.
The technique is not very sensitive though the data upon which it is based is likely not either. So we would consider any elementary schools within 20 places or so to be equivalent. For middle schools we would think 10 places.
The high schools are somewhat different. There are clearly a set of magnet and specialty schools that head the list- Advanced Technology Academy, the Las Vegas Academy and the three Community College High Schools - The remainder of the high school would likely be equivalent over a span of 7 or 8.
The bright student ratings were done by considering only the percentage of the school population that exceeded standard.
We have also included the Great School ratings in the Middle and High School tables.
Click these buttons to be taken to the respective school rankings....
If you wish to compare to last year here they are...
For those who want to go even further here is 2005......
Note that these also link to prior years Achievement Reports. We will leave these up as long as CCSD does.
These graphs are for the 2005/2006 School Year. Nobody appears to look at them so I don't think we will do a new set this year. We are not sure that it is easy to interpret the actual results of these comparisons but here are a couple of graphs that display the actual averages for each middle school and high school..
You can find out all about the Las Vegas Public School System at the Clark County School District at CCSD.