Back to class: Henderson's top-rated and most-improved public middle schools

Back to class: Henderson's top-rated and most-improved public middle schoolsPhoto: iStock
Published on August 27, 2019

How strong are the public middle schools in Henderson?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Bob Miller Middle School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Henderson, rising from a B to a B+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 2400 Cozy Hill Circle, enrolls 1,606 students. Niche graded the school an A- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 53% of Bob Miller Middle School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 68% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 38% in math and 57% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Thurman White Middle School saw its overall rating improve from a C+ to a B-. The school is located at 1661 Galleria Drive and currently serves 1,576 students.

Niche graded Thurman White Middle School a B- for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 24%, and reading proficiency was 43%. Its upswing is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 65% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 15% more than the city average.

Jack & Terry Mannion Middle School also improved, from B to B+. The school is located at 155 E. Paradise Hills Drive and has 1,498 students currently enrolled.

Niche graded Jack & Terry Mannion Middle School an A- for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 46%, and reading proficiency was 63%.

While some public middle schools in Henderson are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Del E. Webb Middle School, with an overall rating of B+.
  • Barbara & Hank Greenspun Junior High School, with a B rating overall.
  • B. Mahlon Brown Junior High School, rated B- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Henderson schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

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