The nationally recognized Blue Ribbon Award winning Shirley and Bill Wallin Elementary School is the first and only school in the Clark County School District to open as an Empowerment School.
This Empowerment model allows the staff to help make decisions on curriculum, staffing, resources and program implementation. Our staff is empowered to do what they know is best for students and is our guiding principle.
As a result, the 5-Star student achievement at Wallin has consistently maintained a high level of student proficiency, as well as improved trends in reading, moving from 77.9 percent in 2015-16 to 79.24 percent in 2016-17, and in math, moving from 76.92 percent in 2015-16 to 79.25 percent in 2016-17.
The collaborative environment between staff and students fosters creativity, student-focused learning and leadership. Key teaching practices which utilize collaboration are project-based learning and ability-based grouping in reading and math. These techniques afford students the differentiated instruction to learn at their level and grow without restrictions. Areas of special focus at Wallin are science instruction, monthly motivational assemblies building student leadership and high levels of parental involvement.