CCSD graduation rate increases for second year in a row

CCSD graduation rate increases for second year in a row

 The Clark County School District (CCSD) graduation rate for the Class of 2023 increased to 81.5 percent, with 21,675 students earning their diplomas. 

According to final data compiled by the Nevada Department of Education, CCSD’s graduation rate was above the statewide rate and increased from 81.3 percent for the Class of 2022. 

“Student performance improves when systems of instruction align to research-based curriculum and support. With a focus on our students, our educators, administrators, and staff all contribute to improving results. I am proud of the performance reflected in these numbers,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “As we rebound, we remain committed to addressing pandemic-related impacts on our students so their futures are as bright as the generations before them. We will continue the implementation of systems that did not exist previously to ensure continued student progress and academic success.” 

The District saw year-over-year rate increases for historically underserved students, including among the Black/African American, Students Eligible for Special Education and English Language Learner student groups. Career and Technical Education (CTE) students demonstrated a graduation rate of 96.46%.

We also graduated more students with a college and career readiness diploma from the prior year, indicating an increase in students leaving prepared with the highest honored diploma. 5,960 CCSD students graduated with a College and Career Readiness Diploma in 2023, which is up from 4,194 graduates with the same diploma in the Class of 2019.

Mission High School experienced the greatest year-over-year improvement from 61.11% to 100.00%, representing a percentage point increase of 38.89. 

21 CCSD high schools posted a graduation rate over 95 percent, with seven schools achieving a 100 percent graduation rate:

  • Advanced Technologies Academy
  • Burk Horizon Southwest
  • College of Southern Nevada East
  • College of Southern Nevada South
  • College of Southern Nevada West
  • East Career and Technical Academy
  • Mission High School