Clark County High School Graduation Rate Report Reveals Disparities in Academic Performance Between Groups of Students
United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) released the first report in its Community Report Series, “High School Graduation Rates in Clark County.” (Click here to read.) The report revealed disparities in academic performance between groups of students, geographic zones and types of schools.
The State of Nevada is consistently near the bottom of education rankings for high school achievement. The state had the lowest rate in the country in 2012-2013 (63%), a figure that improved in 2015-2016 but still falls behind the national graduation rate.
Clark County School District (CCSD) is the largest school district in Nevada and the fifth-largest in the United States, serving over 320,000 students at 357 schools. The district has improved its graduation rate in recent years, which reached 74% for the Class of 2016.
How does your local high school measure up?
Schools in different geographic zones have variances in graduation rates. Five of the six neighborhood high schools with graduation rates below 74% draw students from North Las Vegas and areas east of Las Vegas Boulevard. To find out how your local school measures up, click on the map below.
What do Achievement Gaps Look LIke in CCSD?
Nevada has the lowest graduation rate in the country for Black students, as well as the second-lowest for English Language Learners (ELL). For ELL, Black, and Hispanic students, achievement gaps in high school perpetuate cycles of poverty and widen already-existing socioeconomic differences.