Francis H Cortney Junior High School

Public 6-8

 5301 E. Hacienda Ave.
       Las Vegas, NV  89122


 (702) 799-2400

District: Clark County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
85th of 114 Nevada Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  23.0
Number of students:  1,201

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
58.9%
African American:
13.7%
White:
11.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.8%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, January 7, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Francis H Cortney Junior High School ranked worse than 74.6% of middle schools in Nevada. It also ranked 43rd among 59 ranked middle schools in the Clark County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.15. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (58.9%), African American (13.7%), White (11.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 87.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Francis H Cortney Junior High School is 23, which is the 19th best among 59 middle schools in the Clark County School District. (See more...)
Compare Francis H Cortney Junior High School employs 52 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Francis H Cortney Junior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Francis H Cortney Junior High School 85th of 114 Nevada public middle schools. (See Francis H Cortney Junior High School in the ranking list.)

Clark County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Clark County School District 9th of 16 Nevada school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Francis H Cortney Junior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 15.65 55th 71 22.5%
2008 17.50 65th 82 20.7%
2009 7.81 73rd 83 12.0%
2010 12.35 61st 70 12.9%
2011 15.73 64th 82 22.0%
2012 13.88 71st 84 15.5%
2013 31.74 84th 121 30.6%
2014 19.93 97th 117 17.1%
2016 15.20 104th 122 14.8%
2017 28.40 87th 126 31.0%
2018 24.15 85th 114 25.4%

Data source: test scores: Nevada Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
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by a parent
Monday, November 6, 2017

Open Quote Children at the school are not treated as people and have no voice. When treated inappropriately by staff are brushed under the table. Sadly it looks as if this is normal. Even reading a review from a student 6 years ago the staff was disrespectful. No wonder our children are failing educators are too overwhelmed and have forgotten why they became teachers. Close Quote


by a principal
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Open Quote Great School, Lots of technology to help students prepare for their futures. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, April 29, 2011

Open Quote Ahh, the things I have to say about Cortney JHS...
First of all, the staff are great! Some of them are biased towards certain "types" of students. Some of the teachers will yell (actually raise their voice louder, but whatever--same thing) at you if you don't get something or ask for another example and people ask why students are sometimes afraid to raise their hands if they have a question... but overall they are devoted to teaching and helping students.

This school has fun after school activities and clubs (I'm still waiting for an art club...), cool spirit days, and I like how there's actually a channel to watch and listen to the announcements before class starts. I also like how the girls and boys P.E. classes and activities are separate from one another. In my previous school, both the boys and girls do the same activities which made me feel uncomfortable. This school offers free tutoring after school also.

Now the students are the main reason why I give my school 4 stars. I know, the students come and go and that shouldn't affect the school, but whatever, I can't explain. From what I observed, most of the kids here are typical teenagers: rebellious, judgmental, talkative, and they LOVE drama. Of course, not all are like that... just the majority. They will laugh if a teacher gets mad or even cry from frustration or so. They're so annoying and immature. Someone says "Moby Dick" and the majority starts laughing. Ahaha, he said, "Dick". Now here's the part where I sigh and roll my eyes.
Every school has kids like this so whatever. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Francis H Cortney Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 876 177 48 410 28 n/a n/a 0 1539
2000 889 182 65 493 27 n/a n/a 0 1656
2001 873 186 72 534 28 n/a n/a 0 1693
2002 743 168 72 620 17 n/a n/a 0 1620
2003 743 168 72 620 17 n/a n/a 0 1620
2004 728 182 75 728 25 n/a n/a 0 1738
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1754 1749
2006 424 177 74 732 27 n/a n/a 0 1434
2007 417 201 87 807 18 n/a n/a 0 1530
2008 308 166 105 758 18 n/a n/a 0 1355
2009 307 169 104 728 9 n/a n/a 0 1317
2010 251 149 108 689 5 n/a n/a 0 1202
2011 215 130 93 686 12 19 42 0 1197
2012 217 134 92 699 7 21 49 0 1219
2013 203 157 92 686 9 17 63 0 1227
2014 197 150 99 740 7 24 49 0 1266
2015 167 158 85 731 7 29 58 0 1235
2016 162 162 91 759 8 28 56 0 1266
2017 136 165 99 707 7 27 60 0 1201

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Francis H Cortney Junior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 1539 63.0 24.4 43.1
2000 1656 68.0 24.4 42.6
2001 1693 72.0 23.5 39.7
2002 1620 67.0 24.2 64.5
2003 1620 67.0 24.2 64.5
2004 1738 90.0 19.3 65.5
2005 1749 22.0 79.5 n/a
2006 1434 62.0 23.1 n/a
2007 1530 64.7 23.6 n/a
2008 1355 60.7 22.3 61.0
2009 1317 52.6 25.0 59.1
2010 1202 52.6 22.8 63.5
2011 1197 53.6 22.3 76.6
2012 1219 48.6 25.0 85.1
2013 1227 50.0 24.5 76.9
2014 1266 50.0 25.3 77.3
2015 1235 52.0 23.7 78.1
2016 1266 50.0 25.3 86.7
2017 1201 52.0 23.0 87.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Francis H Cortney Junior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 1539 63.0 24.4 43.1
2000 1656 68.0 24.4 42.6
2001 1693 72.0 23.5 39.7
2002 1620 67.0 24.2 64.5
2003 1620 67.0 24.2 64.5
2004 1738 90.0 19.3 65.5
2005 1749 22.0 79.5 n/a
2006 1434 62.0 23.1 n/a
2007 1530 64.7 23.6 n/a
2008 1355 60.7 22.3 61.0
2009 1317 52.6 25.0 59.1
2010 1202 52.6 22.8 63.5
2011 1197 53.6 22.3 76.6
2012 1219 48.6 25.0 85.1
2013 1227 50.0 24.5 76.9
2014 1266 50.0 25.3 77.3
2015 1235 52.0 23.7 78.1
2016 1266 50.0 25.3 86.7
2017 1201 52.0 23.0 87.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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