The New Frontier Report
Opportunity 180, in partnership with Public Impact, published The New Frontier to provide our community with insights about the key role public charter schools can play in working alongside the local school district and committed nonprofit programs to help solve the educational equity problem in Clark County. Our research offers recommendations about how we can grow the supply of great public charter schools in a community with constrained resources and tremendous need for more great public schools in our low-income communities. Read Executive Summary
270 Strategies Analysis for Opportunity 180: Clark County Parent Survey
270 Strategies partnered with Opportunity 180 and the Department of Education to survey Clark County parents with school-age children to better understand thoughts and opinions about our local school district. They targeted parents who have at least one child currently attending a Clark County School District (CCSD) public school. The survey questions were tailored to collect information about how familiar parents were with the CCSD, as well as their general thoughts towards their child’s school and specifically where improvements are needed.
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Opportunity 180 believes all students deserve great schools. We created the Priority Footprint Map below in an effort to focus our work where there is the greatest need. This map highlights the Clark County zip codes with the highest concentration of elementary students attending low-performing schools (i.e. schools that received a one- or two-star rating on the Nevada School Performance Framework). We have chosen to analyze concentrated areas with low-performing elementary schools because they have the smallest geographic attendance boundaries, unlike our middle and high schools with much wider boundaries given their larger student populations. By examining smaller attendance boundaries, we are able to determine in greater detail, which communities have the greatest need for high-quality public schools. In addition, Opportunity 180 believes we need great urban elementary, middle and high schools, and we look forward to building out K-12 pathways with the schools we support to transform students’ lives.
Visit our interactive map to see where the highest- and lowest-performing public schools in Clark County are located.
If you are a parent looking to find out how schools in your neighborhood are performing, visit our school performance data tool.