Nevada school districts

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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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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

Enrollment and spending

The following table displays the top ten Nevada school districts by total student enrollment and per-pupil spending.[4][7]

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


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Nevada.[4]

Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
Hispanic 174,033 39.6%
White 164,378 37.4%
African American 42,347 9.6%
Asian 24,796 5.6%
Two or More Races 23,182 5.4%
Pacific Islander 5,516 1.3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5,025 1.1%

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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