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Back to school: Henderson's top-rated and most-improved public high schools

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By Hoodline - Published on August 13, 2019.

How strong are the public high schools in Henderson?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com, which incorporates comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews to help you choose the right school, to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year, as well as those that top the city's best public high school rankings.

Coronado High School's overall rating improved the most among its peers in Henderson, rising from an A- to an A, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 1001 Coronado Center Drive, enrolls 3,324 students. Niche gave the school mixed grades: A- on an A-D scale for academics, B- for administration and B- for clubs and activities.

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, 82% of Coronado High School's students scored proficient or above in math, and 87% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 76% in math and 75% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Foothill High School saw its overall rating improve from a B- to a B. The school is located at 800 College Drive and is a bit smaller, currently serving 2,855 students, of whom 58% identify as white and 25% identify as Hispanic.

Niche gave Foothill High School mixed grades: B on an A-D scale for academics, C- for administration and C for clubs and activities. Its latest math proficiency was 76%, and reading proficiency was 81%.

Liberty High School also saw improvement in its overall rating, from a B to a B+. The school is located at 2700 Liberty Heights Ave. and has 2,669 students currently enrolled.

Niche gave Liberty High School mixed grades — B- on an A-D scale for academics, C+ for administration and C+ for clubs and activities. The school's latest math proficiency was 73%, and reading proficiency was 76%.

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

  • College of Southern Nevada High School South, with an overall rating of A.
  • Green Valley High School, with an A- rating overall.
  • Basic Academy of International Studies, rated B- overall.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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