Ratings

GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

High School Profiency Examination (HSPE)


Showing results for all students

Math

Reading

Science

Writing

About the test

In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education


College readiness

AP courses and testing

Source: See notes

Climate

Schools that are well organized, safe, and supportive are much more likely to be successful.

Student Climate / Safety Survey

  This school District average
Adults respect students 2.7 3.1
Students respect one another 2.3 3.0
Parents are involved in the learning process 2.9 3.4
Adults at school care how students are doing 2.6 3.3
Adults provide the academic support needed to do well 2.8 3.3
Students are committed to doing well in school 2.9 3.4
Students are academically engaged in coursework 2.3 2.9
School is helping students be college and career ready 2.6 3.4
Students have the social and emotional skills needed to do well in school 2.9 3.3

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  • In May 2013, the Washoe County School District administered the third annual School Climate Survey to parents, students, and school employees in the district. The survey is intended to provide schools with data that reflect components of school climate that support a positive learning and working environment and that promote academic success among all students. Schools are scored on a scale from 1 to 5.
Source: See notes

Parent Climate Survey

  This school District average
School is welcoming and supportive of parent involvement 3.1 3.4
Child is receiving a high quality education 3.1 3.3
Contact with school personnel has been positive 3.1 3.3
School does a good job of communicating with parents about their child's learning 3.1 3.3
Child feels safe inside and outside the school 2.6 3.1
School leadership 3.1 3.3
Physical environment 3.1 3.3
Food quality 2.5 2.8

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  • In May 2013, the Washoe County School District administered the third annual School Climate Survey to parents, students, and school employees in the district. The survey is intended to provide schools with data that reflect components of school climate that support a positive learning and working environment and that promote academic success among all students. Schools are scored on a scale from 1 to 5.
Source: See notes

Teacher and Staff Climate Survey

  This school District average
High expectations are set for all students' academic success 3.2 3.3
School has a strong culture of respect and fairness 3.0 3.1
Parents are actively involved in their child's education 3.1 3.6
School does a good job of communicating with parents about school activities and student progress 3.1 3.2
A positive, differentiated instructional focus is the norm among teachers 3.7 4.1
School has a positive sense of collaboration among school leadership and staff 2.9 3.1
Early release Wednesdays are productive and useful 2.9 2.8
Social emotional learning is a personal, school, and district priority 2.9 3.1
School is safe 3.4 3.3

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  • In May 2013, the Washoe County School District administered the third annual School Climate Survey to parents, students, and school employees in the district. The survey is intended to provide schools with data that reflect components of school climate that support a positive learning and working environment and that promote academic success among all students. Schools are scored on a scale from 1 to 5.
Source: See notes

Sources

AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
Student Climate / Safety Survey Manually entered by a school official, 2012-2013
Parent Climate Survey Manually entered by a school official, 2012-2013
Teacher and Staff Climate Survey Manually entered by a school official, 2012-2013