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Classroom success measured in CCSD ranking

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Principals from the CCSD high schools were on hand for the School Performance Framework unveiling. (Les Krifaton/FOX5) Principals from the CCSD high schools were on hand for the School Performance Framework unveiling. (Les Krifaton/FOX5)
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Fourteen high schools in the Clark County School District were rated an exemplary "five stars" under a ranking system that measures success in the classroom and college and career preparation.

The system called the "School Performance Framework" was unveiled Thursday in an announcement at Cimarron-Memorial High School.  "This is not a beauty contest. The school performance framework is a way to hold ourselves accountable for the academic success of our people," said School District Superintendent Dwight Jones.

District officials assigned one-to-five star rankings to CCSD's 49 high schools in the system, measuring on categories like graduation, academic growth, college and career readiness and school climate. "We are all committed to the same dream and that is to create success for all of our students," added Jones.

Five and four star ratings showed schools that were the highest performing and exceeding expectations. Two star schools met minimum standards. One-star schools were the lowest performing under the system.

The district said the five-star schools will be given autonomy over curriculum, budget and operations. Officials also said the schools would serve as models for low performing schools. Principal Brian Wiseman from Indian Springs High School is proud his school got a five star ranking. "I can't take credit for it. What happens in the classroom is the most important thing and my job is to recognize outstanding teachers and support them to get better," he said. One hundred percent of his senior students are graduating this year.

"We want to raise our academic standards district-wide," Deputy Superintendent Pedro Martinez noted. "Our one and two-star schools are just as capable of success as our four and five Star schools."

CCSD said the rankings were formed by a committee of teachers, principal, parents and community leaders.

Reporter Les Krifaton has details on the rankings on FOX5 News at 5.

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