Award Year: 2018

Judy & John L Goolsby Elementary School

11175 West Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV, 89135-1853

(702) 799-2520

Ms. Kimberly Cunningham, Principal at time of Nomination

Clark County School District

School Website


The Goolsby leadership community is united in the belief that all children will become successful leaders of the future through an academically rigorous program in literacy, scientific inquiry, mathematical applications, and interdisciplinary connections.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 52%
  • Hispanic: 21%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • ELL: 8%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 20%
CCSD's highest-performing elementary on both math and reading SBAC.

CCSD's highest-performing elementary on both math and reading SBAC.

Judy and John Goolsby Elementary School is a suburban school located in Las Vegas, Nevada where the staff, students, parents, and community are committed to ensuring the success of all our learners. The school is one of 223 elementary schools in Clark County School District (CCSD). Goolsby's culture of excellence is a mutual trust among the school community. The school believes there is no magic program or formula for success when it comes to helping all students achieve. Quality instruction is a critical factor to student success. Highly qualified teachers are treated as professionals and are given the autonomy to make instructional decisions that meet the needs of all students. Teachers regularly engage in self-reflective practice and are receptive to feedback and guidance from school leadership. Trust is the connective tissue that binds individuals together to advance the education and welfare of its students.

The culture of excellence at Goolsby Elementary School has led to our nomination as a Blue Ribbon School in the Exemplary School Performance category by the Nevada Department of Education. Goolsby was identified as being in the top 15 percent of state schools and the highest performing elementary school in CCSD, as ranked by performance on the 2017 SBAC in both reading and math. Goolsby's culture of excellence demonstrates the high levels of achievement that our students can reach. It takes a team of committed educators, parents, staff, and students to reach and achieve exemplary performance.