As the 2016-17 school year comes to an end, Sparks high schools are seeing a record number of graduates moving onto the next chapter of their lives.
Sparks High seniors finished out their high school careers on Saturday in style with an 85 percent graduation rate (up from 74 percent the previous year).
Principal Kevin Carroll and his teachers set the 85 percent as a target goal of graduating students, and there was a lot of anticipation for the school to hit its mark going into the final hours of the last school day on Friday, June 9. This is Carroll’s 4th year as principal at the high school and he’s excited to see the progress in his students throughout the last four years.
“This is a great class and they’ll be setting a record graduation rate, getting it done even in the last hour,” says Carroll. His students have been busy getting credits with Tier 1 Instruction. Carroll adds that they have focused on implementing 21st century development, technology, and creating a professional community prepared to enter the workforce.
“We’re just buzzing with excitement over here…our students worked really hard and I just want to offer a sincere ‘congratulations’ to this class,” he adds.
Over at Reed High School, 450 students graduated on Monday, “each of which have taken full advantage of their experience both in the classroom and the school community and have both had successes as well as overcome challenges to get there,” says Principal Josh Rosenbloom.
Spanish Springs High School graduated on Tuesday evening at Lawlor Events Center on the campus of UNR.