Nevada Department of EducationNevada Department of Education

    Five Nevada Schools Receive Designation as Purple Star Schools

    November 22, 2021,

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department ofEducation (NDE or Department) has announced that five schools in Nevada have received the Nevada Purple Star School Award. Schools receiving this award have committed to supporting the unique educational and social-emotional needs of military-connected children.   

    Thefive schools are:  

    • Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, State Public Charter SchoolAuthority
    • Coronado High School, Clark County School District
    • Mountain View Lutheran School, Las Vegas
    • Vincent L. Triggs Elementary School, Clark County School District
    • Fredric W. Watson Elementary School, Clark County School District   

    “ Ourmilitary-connected students experience unique challenges and play importantroles in our school communities,” said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I commend Nevada’s five new Purple Star Schools for fostering environments where children from military-connected families are able to thrive and encourage all schools in our State to work to attain this designation.”

    NDEannounced the designations during November, which is National Veterans and Military Families Month. The Department honored the schools with celebrations the week of November 15. Each school was presented with a certificate and banner signaling that the school supports the social and emotional well-being of military students in adjusting to a new school and the absence of a parent during deployment. 

    Thefive recognized schools join two other Nevada schools which were named as the first-ever Purple StarSchool Awards in the State in April 2021. Those two schools are Robert O. Gibson Leadership Academy and Ernest A. Becker, Sr. Middle School in Clark County School District.

    “ Achieving Purple Star School designation lets our military families know they will receive much-needed assistance as they transition to a new home and school district,” said Major General Ondra L. Berry, Nevada Adjutant General.“ Schools that take this step toward a Purple Star designation show they care for our military members and their families, and I'm excited that seven schools in Nevada have now taken this step."

    The Purple Star School Award Program is facilitated by NDE in partnership with the Nevada Military Interstate Compact Commission Council.   



    The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) leads and collaborates withNevada’s 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority to advance educational equity Statewide. With offices in Carson City and Las Vegas, NDE oversees all pre-K-12 education in the State, working to achieve its mission to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. Under the leadership of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of PublicInstruction, NDE impacts the achievement of nearly half a million children and 30,000 educators.


    Allegra Demerjian
    Public Information Officer