Nevada Public Schools

Nevada is the #42 largest school system in the United States, serving 439,128 students students across 649 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% (majority Hispanic), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(NV) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
39%
Black
10%
White
38%
Unknown
6%
  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 1313 Schools |
    8,2368,236 Students |
    46% 46% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    4,1034,103 Students |
    34% 34% Minority
  • 375375 Schools |
    321,259321,259 Students |
    69% 69% Minority
  • 1313 Schools |
    6,2866,286 Students |
    31% 31% Minority
  • 3232 Schools |
    9,7669,766 Students |
    38% 38% Minority
  • 44 Schools |
    6464 Students |
    50% 50% Minority
  • 44 Schools |
    253253 Students |
    15% 15% Minority
  • 1414 Schools |
    3,4363,436 Students |
    43% 43% Minority
  • 66 Schools |
    1,1101,110 Students |
    38% 38% Minority
  • 99 Schools |
    985985 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    8,2808,280 Students |
    35% 35% Minority
  • 55 Schools |
    515515 Students |
    45% 45% Minority
  • 2323 Schools |
    5,5905,590 Students |
    33% 33% Minority
  • 44 Schools |
    690690 Students |
    47% 47% Minority
  • 33 Schools |
    358358 Students |
    18% 18% Minority
  • 110110 Schools |
    66,76766,767 Students |
    51% 51% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    1,4301,430 Students |
    26% 26% Minority
Recent Public School Articles
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Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Did You Know?
Nevada public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in Nevada is Mineral County School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Nevada or in the USA.