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==Quick facts==
==Quick facts==
===State school administrators===
===State school administrators===
*[[Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]]: [[Rorie Fitzpatrick]]<ref>[ ''Nevada Department of Education,'' "Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction," accessed August 7, 2013]</ref>
*[[Nevada Department of Education|State Board of Education]]<ref>[ ''Nevada Department of Education,'' "State Board of Education Members 2014," accessed June 13, 2014]</ref>
*State Board of Education:<ref>[ ''Nevada Department of Education,'' "State Board of Education Members 2013," accessed August 7, 2013]</ref>
**Elaine Wynn, ''President, [[Governor of Nevada|Governor]] Appointee''
**Elaine Wynn, ''President''
**Allison Serafin, ''Vice President, District 3''
**Allison Serafin, ''Vice President''
**Alexis Gonzales-Black, ''District 1''
**Thad S. Ballard
**Dave Cook, ''District 2''
**Dave Cook
**Mark Newburn, ''District 4''
**Stavan Corbett
**Kevin Melcher, ''Board of Regents Appointee''
**Alexis Gonzales-Black
**Freeman Holbrook, ''[[Nevada State Assembly|State Assembly]] Appointee''
**Freeman Holbrook
**Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton, ''[[Nevada State Senate|State Senate]] Appointee''
**Kevin Melcher
**Teri Jamin, ''Nevada Association of School Boards Appointee''
**Kamryn Mock
**Jeff Zander, ''Nevada Association of School Superintendents Appointee''
**Mark Newburn
**Kamryn Mock, ''Nevada Association of Student Councils Appointee''
**Richard Stokes
===Enrollment and spending===
===Enrollment and spending===

Revision as of 11:23, 13 June 2014

K-12 Education in Nevada
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Dale Erquiaga
Number of students: 439,634[1]
Number of teachers: 21,132
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:20.8
Number of school districts: 18
Number of schools: 649
Graduation rate: 63%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $8,527[3]
See also
Nevada Department of EducationList of school districts in NevadaNevadaSchool boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Nevada
Glossary of education terms
Note: The statistics on this page are mainly from government sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics. Figures given are the most recent as of June 2014, with school years noted in the text or footnotes.

Nevada is home to 18 school districts, 649 schools and 439,634 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education[5]
    • Elaine Wynn, President, Governor Appointee
    • Allison Serafin, Vice President, District 3
    • Alexis Gonzales-Black, District 1
    • Dave Cook, District 2
    • Mark Newburn, District 4
    • Kevin Melcher, Board of Regents Appointee
    • Freeman Holbrook, State Assembly Appointee
    • Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton, State Senate Appointee
    • Teri Jamin, Nevada Association of School Boards Appointee
    • Jeff Zander, Nevada Association of School Superintendents Appointee
    • Kamryn Mock, Nevada Association of Student Councils Appointee

Enrollment and spending

The following table displays the top ten Nevada school districts by total student enrollment and per-pupil spending.[4][6]

Student enrollment Per-pupil spending
1.) Clark County 1.) Esmeralda County
2.) Washoe County 2.) Eureka County
3.) Elko County 3.) Mineral County
4.) Lyon County 4.) Pershing County
5.) Carson City 5.) Storey County
6.) Douglas County 6.) Lincoln County
7.) Nye County 7.) White Pine County
8.) Churchill County 8.) Nye County
9.) Humboldt County 9.) Elko County
10.) White Pine County 10.) Lander County


See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Nevada as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[7]

Demographic Information for Nevada's K-12 Public School System
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 5,031 1.14% 1.10%
Asian 24,786 5.64% 4.68%
African American 42,336 9.63% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 5,502 1.25% 0.42%
Hispanic 174,121 36.91% 24.37%
White 164,626 37.45% 51.21%
Two or More 23,232 5.28% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Nevada school board elections, 2014

A total of three Nevada school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for nine seats. Each district held elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Nevada's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Clark County School District with 313,866 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Elko County School District with 9,529 K-12 students.
  • All three districts had three seats up for election in 2014.

The districts listed below served 387,828 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[8] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Nevada School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Clark County School District 11/4/2014 3 7 313,866
Elko County School District 11/4/2014 3 7 9,529
Washoe County School District 11/4/2014 3 7 64,433

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