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03 Dec Two CCSD schools nominated as National Blue Ribbon Schools

Advanced Technologies Academy (ATECH) and Charles and Phyllis Frias Elementary School have been nominated by the Nevada Department of Education as national Blue Ribbon Schools in the “Exemplary School Performance” category.  The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) will make this determination in late 2019.

Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus F. Jara said “yet again, excellent CCSD schools are demonstrating their commitment to providing students with a rich and rigorous education. These nominations are a culmination of the hard work and dedication of the teachers, support professionals, and administrators at ATECH and Frias who are dedicated to challenging all students to make CCSD number one for kids.”

ATECH and Frias were all identified with the following National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) eligibility criteria based on school performance:

  • Being in the top 15 percent of all public schools in the state when schools are ranked on the performance of all students who participated in the most recently administered state assessments in reading and mathematics;
  • Each of the school’s subgroups meeting the state’s minimum size requirement, the school must be in the top 40 percent of all public schools in the state when schools are ranked on the performance of all students in the subgroup who participated in the most recently administered state assessments in reading and mathematics; and
  • Each is in the top 15 percent of all public high schools in the state when high schools are ranked on the most recently available graduation rate.

 

The nomination process, state cut scores, and individual school performance data will be reviewed by a USDOE panel of experts. Once a state’s nomination process and list of considered schools is reviewed and accepted by the Department, formal submissions of nominated schools must be completed. This is a NBRS nomination only, and ATECH and Frias must maintain an exemplary status into the following year.