High School Graduation Rates
In 2014, the Las Vegas City Council created Innovations in Education, a
cross-sector committee of educators and key community stakeholders to help
identify strategies, actions and resources to ensure access to a quality
education for everyone, regardless of zip code. The city is committed to
addressing the achievement gap of students in the urban core by developing
“impact zones” to prove what’s possible for students when funding, policy,
community engagement and school leadership align. In 2016, the Clark County School District
approached the city of Las Vegas with a unique partnership to launch ReinventSchools Las Vegas (RSLV). These RSLV community schools are
“hubs” where school, city, and community stakeholders come together to provide
diverse, mutually aligned resources to assist our students, their families, and
the community. The focus centers on academic achievement, expanded learning,
wrap around services, and family and community engagement.
Measure 1: Strong Start- Improve kindergarten readiness.
1 & 2 Star Schools and Strong Start Academies
Number of Students Exiting Pre-K Ready for Kindergarten: 2017-18
Growth in Pre-K Scores by Learning Area and Site: 2017-18
Measure 2: Strong Schools- Improve Literacy Rates and Absenteeism in ReInvent Schools Las Vegas (RSLV).
Literacy: Percentage of Students Identified as Below Grade Level who Received Tutoring and Tested at Grade Level the Next Period
Literacy: Growth in Average Student Percentile by Semester and Period
Chronic Absenteeism in ReInvent Elementary Schools
Measure 3: Strong Schools- Reduce teacher vacancies on first day of school.
Increase the percentage of licensed teachers to 100% on the first day of school in RSLV schools by Fall 2018.
Measure 4: Strong Future- Improve workforce readiness for students participating in Batteries Included.
Increase the percentage of students in the Batteries Included Youth Initiative who enroll in post-secondary education programs (college, university, military and vocational school) to 80% by Fall 2018.
Batteries Included is a collaboration between the city, CCSD and Nevada Partners, Inc., which has 16 sites located in community centers and high schools across the valley. The percentage of Batteries Included graduates going onto higher education is already higher than the rate for students with standard or advanced diplomas going onto Nevada System of Higher Education institutions.