Tonopah Elementary and High Schools have been identified by the Nevada Department of Education as a Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) School.  This page is dedicated to providing parents, guardians, and stakeholders with information regarding the schools and describes the State's process for measuring the academic performance of public schools in Nevada. 

In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law. Highlights of ESSA include holding all students to high academic standards and identifying low performing schools along with appropriate supports for school improvement. Under ESSA, there are two main school designations: Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI). Additionally, Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) is another school designation. The State uses results from its school rating system, the Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF), to identify CSI, TSI, and ATSI schools. School ratings are posted on the NDE's  Nevada Report Card page in September of the current year with data from the previous year.


CSI schools are schools that meet one or more of the following conditions: 

  • Are the lowest-performing five percent (5%) of schools in Nevada based on their Index Score on the NSPF,

  • Receive a 1-Star rating on the NSPF (meaning the school has not met the state’s standards for performance), 

  • Have a four-year graduation rate below sixty-seven percent (67%) for High schools only. 

CSI schools are schools that get placed on the state’s Rising Stars Schools List  (2018 List). Rising Stars Schools will remain a part of a cohort for three years, with the goal of achieving at least a 3-Star rating by the end of its third cohort year. The State identified the first cohort of Rising Stars Schools under Nevada’s ESSA Plan in 2017.

Please review the links and documents in the Resources section of this web page for more information specific to Tonopah Elementary and High Schools.