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Mountain View, Wells High School receive 5-star ratings

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ELKO – Two Elko County schools received five-star rankings in the recent Nevada Report Card released this week by the state Department of Education.

Mountain View Elementary and Wells High School earned the designations for the 2018-2019 school year.

The report also stated that throughout the Elko County School District, there was an increase in student enrollment from 9,924 to 10,131 pupils, compared with 2017-2018.

Graduation rates also increased from 88.49 percent to 91.82 percent.

Reported bullying incidents rose from 69 to 76, but cyberbullying reports decreased from five to two.

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According to the Department of Education’s Nevada Ready website, a five-star school “recognizes a superior school that exceeds expectations for all students and subgroups on every indicator category with little or no exception.”

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“These schools are recognized for distinguished performance,” the department stated.

Mountain View showed a higher rate in pooled, math, ELA, and Read-By-Grade-3 than the district rate, although it dipped two indicator points between 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

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A comparison of data between 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years for Mountain View Elementary. For the second year in a row, Mountain View attained a five-star rating. 

Wells High School, which was a four-star school the previous year, jumped to its five-star designation by five indicator points. It also showed significant improvement in college and career readiness for post-secondary preparation participation and completion, and advance or CCR diplomas.

The school switched to a four-day school week and completed the first year of its two-year pilot program in June.

Wells High School

Wells High School's comparison of data between 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 shows the schools progress, going from a four-star school to a five-star school. 

About 184 schools statewide increased their star rating by one or more stars since last year, according to the Nevada Department of Education.

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