Clark County School District, Nevada

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Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada
Clark County School District logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Pat Skorkowsky
Enrollment:311,029[1]
Graduation rate:61.5%[2]
Number of schools:319
Budget: $3.2 billion
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Erin E. Cranor
Board members:7
Term length:4
Clark County School District is a school district in Nevada that served 311,029 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the largest school district in Nevada and the fifth-largest in the United States. Clark County School District was founded in 1956 after the consolidation of 17 school districts in the county by the Nevada State Legislature. State law directed all of Nevada's counties to consolidate local districts into countywide districts.[3]

About the district

Clark County School District is located in Clark County, Nevada
Clark County School District is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the county seat of Clark County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Clark County is home to 2,027,868 residents.[4]

Demographics

Clark County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Nevada in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.1 percent of Clark County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 22.2 percent for Nevada as a whole. The median household income in Clark County was $54,218 compared to $54,083 for the state of Nevada. The poverty rate in Clark County was 14.2 percent compared to 14.2 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Clark County (%) Nevada (%)
White 73.2 77.1
Black or African American 11.3 8.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.6
Asian 9.4 7.9
Two or More Races 4.1 3.8
Hispanic or Latino 29.8 27.3

Party registration, 2014[5]
Party Number of registered voters
Democratic 345,420
Republican 241,454
Nonpartisan 138,302
Other 44,328
Total 769,504

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[6]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Clark County School District is Pat Skorkowsky as of April 24, 2014. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2013. Skorkowsky previously served as the interim superintendent after the resignation of Dwight Jones in March 2013.[7]

School board

The Clark County Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected by geographical district to four-year terms. Trustees receive $750 per month for board service unless they opt out of payments.[8]

Clark County School District map.jpg

Clark County Board of Trustees
Member District Term Ends
Deanna L. Wright A 2016
Chris Garvey B 2016
Linda E. Young C 2016
Stavan Corbett D 2014
Patrice Tew E 2016
Carolyn Edwards F 2014
Erin E. Cranor G 2014

School board elections

See also: Clark County School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were on the primary ballot on June 10, 2014 with a general election on November 4, 2014. Four seats will be up for election in November 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The board maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings:

The Board of School Trustees recognizes that its deliberative process benefits greatly from public input and perspective. Those wishing to address the Board may sign up to speak by calling the Board Office at 799-1072 during regular business hours and at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled start of the meeting. Alternatively, speakers may sign up in person immediately prior to the beginning of the meeting. Prior to each agenda item being voted on, members of the public are allowed to speak on the item after the Board's discussion and prior to their vote. Since approval of the consent agenda may be approved in one motion, members of the public wishing to speak on a consent agenda item may speak prior to the vote. Those members of the public who are speaking on 4 or more items will be allowed a total of 10 minutes. Customarily, speakers will be called in the order in which they signed up. No person may sign up for another individual. No person may yield his or her time to another person. Generally, a person wishing to speak on agenda items will be allowed 3 minutes to address the Board.

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—Clark County School District's website, (2014), [10]

Budget

Clark County School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[11]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $2,216,680,670 67.2% $279,923,753 8.5% $272,824,566 8.3% $497,640,000 15.1% $32,546,011 1% $3,299,615,000
Averages: $2,216,680,670 67% $279,923,753 8% $272,824,566 8% $497,640,000 15% $32,546,011 1% $3,299,615,000

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Clark County School District are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for district teachers during the 2013-2014 school year:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 34,684 40,482
B.A. + 16 36,545 43,805
B.A. + 32 38,409 50,020
MA 40,276 51,890
MA + 16 42,144 53,748
MA + 32 44,508 66,119
Ph.D. 46,008 67,619
Advanced Studies Certification 47,654 69,265
Advanced Studies Certification + Ph.D. 49,154 70,765

Unions

Teachers in Clark County School District are represented during negotiations by the Clark County Education Association (CCEA). The president of CCEA as of April 24, 2014 is Vikki Courtney.[13]

Schools in Clark County School District

Enrollment

The district served 311,029 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a small decrease in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 311,039 -
2009 309,335 -0.5
2010 309,794 0.1
2011 308,237 -0.5
2012 311,029 0.9

District schools

The district operates 319 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[14]

Clark County School District
Adams, Kirk Elementary School
Adcock, OK Elementary School
Advanced Technologies School Academy High School
Alamo, Tony Elementary School
Allen, Dean LaMar Elementary School
Antonello, Lee Elementary School
Arbor View High School
Bailey, Dr. William H. Middle School
Bailey, Sister Robert Joseph Elementary School
Bartlett, Selma F. Elementary School
Basic High School
Bass, John C. Elementary School
Batterman, Kathy L. Elementary School
Beatty, John R. Elementary School
Becker, Ernest Middle School
Beckley, Will Elementary School
Bell, Rex Elementary School
Bendorf, Patricia A. Elementary School
Bennett, William G. Elementary School
Bilbray, James School Elementary School
Blue Diamond Elementary School
Bonanza High School
Bonner, John W. Elementary School
Booker, Kermit R. Sr Elementary School
Boulder City High School
Bowler, Grant Elementary School
Bowler, Joseph L. Elementary School
Bozarth, Henry & Evelyn Elementary School
Bracken, Walter Elementary School
Bridger, Jim Middle School
Brinley, J. Harold Middle School
Brookman, Eileen B. Elementary School
Brown, B. Mahlon Junior High School
Bruner, Lucile Elementary School
Bryan, Richard H. Elementary School
Bryan, Roger M. Elementary School
Bunker, Berkeley L. Elementary School
Burkholder, Lyal Middle School
Cadwallader, Ralph Middle School
Cahlan, Marion Elementary School
Cambeiro, Arturo Elementary School
Canarelli, Lawrence & Heidi Middle School
Cannon, Helen C. Junior High School
Canyon Springs High School
Carl, Kay Elementary School
Carson, Kit Elementary School
Cartwright, Roberta C. Elementary School
Cashman, James School Middle School
Centennial High School
Chaparral High School
Cheyenne High School
Christensen, M.J. Elementary School
Cimarron-Memorial High School
Clark, Ed W. High School
College of Southern Nevada High School East-Cheyenne High School
College of Southern Nevada High School South-Henderson High School
College of Southern Nevada High School West-Charleston High School
Conners, Eileen Elementary School
Coronado High School
Cortez, Manuel J. Elementary School
Cortney, Francis H. Junior High School
Cox, Clyde C. Elementary School
Cox, David M. Elementary School
Cozine, Steve Elementary School
Craig, Lois Elementary School
Cram, Brian & Teri Middle School
Crestwood Elementary School
Culley, Paul E. Elementary School
Cunningham, Cynthia Elementary School
Dailey, Jack Elementary School
Darnell, Marshall C. Elementary School
Dearing, Laura Elementary School
Decker, C.H. Elementary School
Del Sol High School
Derfelt, Herbert A Elementary School
Desert Oasis High School
Desert Pines School High School
Deskin, Ruthe Elementary School
Detwiler, Ollie Elementary School
Diaz, Ruben P. Elementary School
Dickens, D.L. Elementary School
Diskin, P A Elementary School
Dondero, Harvey N. Elementary School
Dooley, John Elementary School
Duncan, Ruby Elementary School
Durango High School
Earl, Ira J. Elementary School
Earl, Marion B Elementary School
East Career and Technical Academy High School
Edwards, Elbert Elementary School
Eisenberg, Dorothy Elementary School
Eldorado High School
Elizondo, Raul P. Elementary School
Escobedo, Edmundo Sr. Middle School
Faiss, Wilbur & Theresa Middle School
Ferron, William E. Elementary School
Fertitta, Victoria Middle School
Findlay, Clifford O. Middle School
Fine, Mark L Elementary School
Fitzgerald, H P Elementary School
Fong, Wing and Lilly Elementary School
Foothill High School
Forbuss, Robert L Elementary School
Fremont, John C. Professional Development Middle School
French, Doris Elementary School
Frias, Charles & Phyllis Elementary School
Fyfe, Ruth Elementary School
Galloway, Fay Elementary School
Garehime, Edith Elementary School
Garrett, Elton M. Junior High School
Garside, Frank F. Junior High School
Gehring, Roger Elementary School
Gibson, James School Elementary School
Gibson, Robert O. Middle School
Gilbert, CVT Elementary School
Givens, Linda Rankin Elementary School
Goldfarb, Daniel Elementary School
Goodsprings Elementary School
Goolsby, Judy and John L. Elementary School
Goynes, Theron H. and Naomi D. Elementary School
Gragson, Oran K. Elementary School
Gray, R. Guild Elementary School
Green Valley High School
Greenspun, Barbara & Hank Junior High School
Griffith, E.W. Elementary School
Guinn, Kenny C. Middle School
Guy, Addeliar Elementary School
Hancock, Doris Elementary School
Harmon, Harley Elementary School
Harney, Kathleen & Tim Middle School
Harris, George E. Elementary School
Hayden, Don E. Elementary School
Hayes, Keith C. & Karen W. Elementary School
Heard, Lomie G. Elementary School
Heckethorn, Howard E. Elementary School
Herr, Helen Elementary School
Herron, Fay Elementary School
Hewetson, Halle Elementary School
Hickey, Liliam Lujan Elementary School
Hill, Charlotte Elementary School
Hinman, Edna F. Elementary School
Hoggard, Mabel Elementary School
Hollingsworth, Howard E. Elementary School
Hughes, Charles Arthur Middle School
Hummel, John R. Elementary School
Hyde Park Middle School
Indian Springs Elementary School
Indian Springs High School
Indian Springs Middle School
Iverson, Mervin Elementary School
Jacobson, Walter Elementary School
Jeffers, Jay W. Elementary School
Johnson, Walter Junior High School
Johnston, Carroll M. Middle School
Jydstrup, Helen Elementary School
Kahre, Marc Elementary School
Katz, Edythe & Lloyd Elementary School
Keller, Charlotte and Jerry Elementary School
Keller, Duane D. Middle School
Kelly, Matt Elementary School
Kesterson, Lorna J. Elementary School
Kim, Frank Elementary School
King, Jr., Martin Luther Elementary School
King, Martha P. Elementary School
Knudson, K.O. Middle School
Lake, Robert E. Elementary School
Lamping, Frank Elementary School
Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts
Las Vegas High School
Lawrence, Clifford J. Junior High School
Leavitt, Justice Myron Middle School
Legacy High School
Liberty High School
Lied Middle School
Lincoln Elementary School
Long, Walter V. Elementary School
Lowman, Mary & Zel Elementary School
Lummis, William Elementary School
Lundy, Earl B. Elementary School
Lunt, Robert Elementary School
Lynch, Ann Elementary School
Lyon, Mack Middle School
Mack, Jerome Middle School
Mack, Nate Elementary School
Mackey, Jo Elementary School
Manch, J.E. Elementary School
Mannion, Jack & Terry Middle School
Martin, Roy W. Middle School
Martinez, Reynaldo Elementary School
May, Ernest Elementary School
McCall, Quannah Elementary School
McCaw, Gordon Elementary School
McDoniel, Estes M. Elementary School
McMillan, James B. Elementary School
McWilliams, J.T. Elementary School
Mendoza, John F. Elementary School
Miller, Bob Middle School
Miller, Sandy Searles Elementary School
Mitchell, Andrew Elementary School
Moapa Valley High School
Mojave High School
Molasky, Irwin & Susan Junior High School
Monaco, Mario C. & JoAnne Middle School
Moore, William K. Elementary School
Morrow, Sue H. Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School
Neal, Joseph M. Elementary School
Newton, Ulis Elementary School
Northwest Career and Technical Academy
O'Callaghan, Mike Middle School
O'Roarke, Thomas Elementary School
Ober, D'Vorre and Hal Elementary School
Orr, William E. Middle School
Palo Verde High School
Paradise Professional Development Elementary School
Park, John S. Elementary School
Parson, Claude & Stella Elementary School
Perkins, Dr Claude G. Elementary School
Perkins, Ute Elementary School
Petersen, Dean Elementary School
Piggott, Clarence Elementary School
Pittman, Vail Elementary School
Priest, Richard C. Elementary School
Rancho High School
Red Rock Elementary School
Reed, Doris M. Elementary School
Reedom, Carolyn S. Elementary School
Reid, Harry Elementary School
Rhodes, Betsy Elementary School
Ries, Aldeane Comito Elementary School
Roberts, Aggie Elementary School
Robison, Dell H. Middle School
Rogers, Lucille S. Elementary School
Rogich, Sig Middle School
Ronnow, C.C. Elementary School
Ronzone, Bertha Elementary School
Roundy, Dr. C. Owen Elementary School
Rowe, Lewis E. Elementary School
Rundle, Richard Elementary School
Sandy Valley Elementary School
Saville, Anthony Middle School
Sawyer, Grant Middle School
Scherkenbach, William & Mary Elementary School
Schofield, Jack Lund Middle School
Schorr, Steve Elementary School
Scott, Jesse D. Elementary School
Sedway, Marvin M. Middle School
Sewell, C.T. Elementary School
Shadow Ridge High School
Sierra Vista High School
Silverado High School
Silvestri, Charles Junior High School
Simmons, Eva G. Elementary School
Smalley, James E. & A. Rae Elementary School
Smith, Hal Elementary School
Smith, Helen M. Elementary School
Smith, J.D. Middle School
Snyder, William E. Elementary School
Southeast Career Technical Academy
Southwest Career & Tech Academy High School
Spring Valley High School
Squires, C.P. Elementary School
Stanford Elementary School
Staton, Ethel W. Elementary School
Steele, Judith Elementary School
Stuckey, Evelyn Elementary School
Sunrise Acres Elementary School
Sunrise Mountain High School
Swainston, Theron L. Middle School
Tanaka, Wayne N. Elementary School
Tarkanian, Lois & Jerry Middle School
Tarr, Sheila R. Elementary School
Tartan, John Elementary School
Tate, Myrtle Elementary School
Taylor, Glen C. Elementary School
Taylor, Robert L. Elementary School
Thiriot, Joseph E. Elementary School
Thomas, Ruby S. Elementary School
Thompson, Sandra L. Elementary School
Thorpe, Jim Elementary School
Tobler, R.E. Elementary School
Tomiyasu, Bill Y. Elementary School
Treem, Harriet Elementary School
Triggs, Vincent L. Elementary School
Twin Lakes School Elementary School
Twitchell, Neil C. Elementary School
Ullom, J.M. Elementary School
Valley High School
Vanderburg, John Elementary School
Vegas Verdes Elementary School
Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy
Virgin Valley Elementary School
Virgin Valley High School
Virtual High School/Distance Education
Von Tobel, Ed Middle School
Walker, J. Marlan Elementary School
Wallin, Shirley & Bill Elementary School
Ward, Gene Elementary School
Ward, Kitty McDonough Elementary School
Warren, Rose Elementary School
Wasden, Howard Elementary School
Watson, Fredric W. Elementary School
Webb, Del E. Middle School
Wengert, Cyril Elementary School
West Career & Tech Academy
West Preparatory Institute School for Academic Excellence
Western High School
White, Thurman Middle School
Whitney Elementary School
Wiener, Louis Jr. Elementary School
Wilhelm, Elizabeth Elementary School
Williams, Tom Elementary School
Williams, Wendell Elementary School
Wolfe, Eva Elementary School
Wolff, Elise L. Elementary School
Woodbury, C.W. Middle School
Woolley, Gwendolyn Elementary School
Wright, William V. Elementary School
Wynn, Elaine Elementary School

Academic performance

The Nevada Department of Education conducts annual testing called Criterion Referenced Tests (CRT). These tests evaluate the progress of students in grades three through eight in math and reading. Students are also tested on science proficiency in grades five and eight. District performance is broken down into four performance levels in each category including Emerging/Development (ED), Approaches Standard (AS), Meets Standard (MS) and Exceeds Standard (ES). These performance levels indicate the percentage of students who fall below, achieve or exceed state standards in math, reading and science.[15]

Clark County School District fell below the state average for meeting or exceeding math standards in four out of six grades. District schools only surpassed state averages for meeting or exceeding reading standards among fourth-grade students. The district also fellow below state standards for science testing among students in grades five and eight. The following table compares student proficiency levels for Clark County School District students with statewide proficiency levels during the 2012-2013 school year:

CRT Math Scores, 2012-2013[15]
Grade Clark County ED(%) State ED(%) Clark County AS(%) State AS(%) Clark County MS(%) State MS(%) Clark County ES(%) State ES(%)
3 9.4 8.8 20.9 21.1 32.5 33.1 37.0 37.2
4 7.1 6.6 20.4 19.9 55.8 56.6 16.7 16.8
5 16.2 16.0 14.5 14.9 61.9 62.3 7.4 6.8
6 28.3 25.8 24.9 25.0 39.3 41.6 7.4 7.5
7 24.0 22.7 23.6 24.3 41.2 42.1 11.2 10.9
8 28.5 27.6 32.5 33.6 33.3 33.6 5.8 5.3


CRT Reading Scores, 2012-2013[15]
Grade Clark County ED(%) State ED(%) Clark County AS(%) State AS(%) Clark County MS(%) State MS(%) Clark County ES(%) State ES(%)
3 19.0 18.2 22.1 21.5 29.6 30.4 29.3 29.9
4 14.6 13.8 16.1 15.5 49.1 50.3 20.2 20.3
5 16.7 16.0 19.1 18.5 40.5 40.9 23.7 24.6
6 21.2 19.3 17.9 17.3 34.3 35.4 26.6 27.9
7 19.5 18.6 19.9 19.8 37.2 38.4 23.4 23.2
8 23.1 21.9 28.2 28.2 26.3 27.2 22.5 22.7


CRT Science Scores, 2012-2013[15]
Grade Clark County ED(%) State ED(%) Clark County AS(%) State AS(%) Clark County MS(%) State MS(%) Clark County ES(%) State ES(%)
5 15.8 14.8 24.5 23.8 45.6 46.1 14.1 15.3
8 25.0 23.7 22.1 22.7 35.3 36.6 17.6 17.1

Issues

State investigation into cheating at Kelly Elementary

The Nevada Department of Education conducted a two-year investigation into allegations of cheating on state tests by employees of Matt Kelly Elementary School. These allegations stemmed from a significant jump in proficiency scores by students at Kelly Elementary between 2011 and 2012. The state's findings published in April 2014 found that the district failed to maintain accurate records of personnel responsible for test administration in 2012. District officials were also criticized for failure to conduct a more rigorous investigation of test irregularities. Score results from 2012 have been invalidated and district administrators will conduct testing at Kelly Elementary in 2014. The district has responded by placing Associate Superintendent Andre Denson and two school administrators on indefinite paid leave pending review of the report.[16]

Graduation rate inflation

Clark County School District's high school graduation rates were investigated by state officials following a significant jump in 2013. The district's graduation rate jumped by 10 percent in 2013, which contributed to an eight-percent increase for the state graduation rate. State officials worked with the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate the district's calculation of graduation rates. This evaluation found that the district excluded high school seniors who transferred into adult education programs without earning diplomas or earned high school equivalency degrees not considered diplomas when calculating graduation rates. Federal officials asked school administrators across the country to calculate graduation rates by following each freshman class through a four-year period. This policy was not strictly followed by state education officials, who allowed districts to exclude adult education students from the four-year graduation rate. The adjusted rate for 2013 would likely be at least three percent less than the inflated rate, according to state officials. The 2013 graduate rates will not be adjusted though the addition of omitted students in 2014 will likely contribute to a drop in graduation rates.[17]

Contact information

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Clark County School District
5100 West Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: (702) 799-5000

See also

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References

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  2. Nevada Department of Education, "Cohort Graduation Rates (Reported for Prior School Year)," accessed April 24, 2014
  3. Washoe County School, "Washoe County School District - 1955- 2012," accessed April 24, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "Clark County, Nevada," accessed April 22, 2014
  5. Clark County Registrar of Voters, "Home," accessed April 22, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Paul Takahashi, Las Vegas Sun, "Skorkowsky appointed CCSD superintendent in unanimous vote," May 21, 2013
  8. Clark County School District, "Board of Trustees 2011-2012," accessed April 24, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Clark County School District, "Trustees," accessed April 24, 2014
  11. Clark County School District, "2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Budget Report," accessed November 25, 2013
  12. Clark County School District, "2013-2014 ANNUAL TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE," accessed April 24, 2014
  13. Clark County Education Association, "Executive Board," accessed April 24, 2014
  14. Clark County School District, "Schools General Information," accessed April 24, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Nevada Department of Education, "Graphical Summary Report: CRT," accessed April 24, 2014
  16. Paul Takahashi, Las Vegas Sun, "State investigation finds cheating at Las Vegas elementary school," April 16, 2014
  17. Trevon Milliard, Las Vegas Review-Journal, "State corrects flaw that allowed graduation rate inflation," April 19, 2014