NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara, school board members and district leaders were at Vincent Triggs Elementary School Friday morning to celebrate the school’s educational success. According to CCSD, the school has made an impressive gain in its star ranking for school performance.
The rankings will be released on Sunday. Every year, the Nevada Department of Education rates individual schools based on state test scores.
Vincent Triggs Elementary expects an impressive increase in their star ranking by going from a two stars to five.
CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara and other district leaders stopped by to personally congratulate teachers. The annual star rating system rates schools on a scale of 1 to 5 based on state performance standards.
According to school principal, Sheila Cooper, the increased rating has to do with hard work by the teachers and was done without any additional funding sources last year.
“Everyone works hard, but I think it’s really being laser-focused on the goal of achievement and really knowing where the students are performing. Also, having kids being able to articulate what they’re understanding, what they’re not understanding so that we can help fill in the gaps for them,” she said.
Almost 700 students and 55 teachers make up the school.