Carson City, NV - November 16, 2017
The Nevada Department of Education submitted the list of schools recommended for possible selection by the Nevada Achievement School District (Nevada ASD) to the State Board of Education.
“In addition to working with the Clark County School District to improve outcomes in schools, we’re looking to add up to three Neighborhood Option Schools in the communities with the highest density of low-performing schools.” said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction. “To deliver on our commitment to provide great schools in every community, we have to both invest in improving struggling schools and add options for students and families.”
Each year, the Nevada ASD may select up to six eligible schools. This year, schools that are selected will be matched with an approved non-profit organization that will add an additional school option for the community, rather than assume operation of the existing school.
The selection of schools for the Nevada Achievement School District is one piece of the Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) collective work to improve outcomes at low performing schools. The Nevada Department of Education and the Clark County School District are actively in discussion to develop a Partnership Network that would collaboratively provide support for a network of approximately 25 schools in high-need neighborhoods within Clark County and aimed at the overarching goal of rapidly increasing student outcomes. The Nevada Achievement School District Recommendations are intentionally aligned to the emerging Partnership Network Initiative.
The State Board of Education is tasked with reviewing the Nevada ASD School Recommendations and, within 30 days must approve at least 50 percent of the Recommended Schools. Then, by February 1, the Nevada ASD will select up to six of the schools that were approved by the State Board of Education. Each school that is selected will be matched with an approved non-profit organization that will add an additional option in that community.
The ten Recommended Schools all performed in the bottom five percent of schools statewide last year and have an average proficiency rate of 13.5 percent in Math and 21.7 percent in English Language Arts. For more information on the performance of the Recommended Schools, refer to the School Rating Reports found on The Nevada Report Card .