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Clark County School District celebrates improved schools

Posted at 7:00 PM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 22:03:42-04

94: that's the number of schools that have improved their standards since last year, according to the Clark County School District.

The new ratings come from STAR, a tool that monitors student achievement and school environments.

According to the 2018 Nevada School Performance Framework, 46 valley schools had a five star rating and 48 had a four star.

A total of 44 schools jumped at least one star rating since last year.

CCSD says the STAR measurement tool is more rigorous this time around than in years prior.

Some schools that made big gains are:
Explore Knowledge Elementary: three to a five star.
C.V.T. Gilbert elementary -- jumping from a  two to a four star.
Addeliar d. Guy III Elementary -- from a  two to a four star.

Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara says this measurement tool is key to improve learning valley wide.

“As we move forward into this legislative session is to really have
opportunities to lower class sizes and update our curriculum for our children
and for our teachers,” says Dr. Jara.

Dr. Jara says the study will be used to bring more schools up to four and five star levels.