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CCSD's graduation rate up 2 percent, now at 85 percent

Posted at 10:24 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 13:24:34-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District’s final graduation rate for the Class of 2018 is a record high 85.22 percent, an increase of 2 percentage points over the previous year, according to final data compiled by the Nevada Department of Education.

During the past eight years, the graduation rate has increased from 59.34 percent in 2011 to 85.22 percent in 2018. The increase in the graduation rate is also reflected in the number of graduates, as the Class of 2018 was CCSD’s largest ever, with 21,129 graduates.

Twelve CCSD high schools posted a graduation rate over 98 percent, with nine achieving a 100 percent graduation rate, and they include:

Advanced Technologies Academy
College of Southern Nevada East
College of Southern Nevada South
College of Southern Nevada West
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
East Career and Technical Academy
Northwest Career and Technical Academy
Southeast Career and Technical Academy
Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy
West Career and Technical Academy
West Preparatory Institute School for Academic Excellence at
Charles I. West

Additionally, 11 schools posted year-over-year gains in a graduation rate of five percent or greater including Desert Oasis High School, which is now at 89.3 percent.

Other schools included:

Burk Horizon / Southwest Sunset High School
Bonanza High School
Chaparral High School
Cowan Sunset Southeast High School
Desert Pines High School
Desert Rose High School
Global Community High School at Morris Hall
Morris Sunset East High School
Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD
Spring Valley High School

The state Department of Education also reported that Nevada's overall high school graduate rate is up. The department says the class of 2018's graduation rate was just over 83 percent, an increase of over 2 percentage points.

The department says the vast majority of districts reported increases, led by Mineral County with an increase of nearly 5 percentage points. Carson City reported an increase of 2 percentage points and Washoe County reported an increase of about a third of a percentage point.

Lander, Pershing and White Pine counties reported decreases.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.