Nevada Connections Academy

175 Salomon Circle

Sparks, NV 89434

Tel: (775)826-4200
Grades: KG-12

1,719 students

Nevada Connections Academy serves 1,719 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the NV average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 62%.
Nevada Connections Academy operates within the State-sponsored Charter s School District.

Overview

The student population of 1719 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 1,719 students
Nevada Connections Academy Total Students (2009-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Nevada Connections Academy Total Classroom Teachers (2009-2012)
Students by Grade Nevada Connections Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1 17:1
Nevada Connections Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (2009-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
6%
Nevada Connections Academy Asian (2009-2012)
Hispanic
17%
39%
Nevada Connections Academy Hispanic (2009-2012)
Black
6%
10%
Nevada Connections Academy Black (2009-2012)
White
63%
38%
Nevada Connections Academy White (2009-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Nevada Connections Academy Sch Ethnicity Nevada Connections Academy Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The 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.
0.56 0.47
Nevada Connections Academy Diversity Score (2009-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
28%
44%
Nevada Connections Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (2010-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
7%
Nevada Connections Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2010-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,275 students has grown by 372% over five years.
School District Name State-sponsored Charter s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
9
Number of Students Managed 11,275 2,386
State-sponsored Charter s School District Number of Students Managed (2006-2012)
District Total Revenue n/a $36 MM
District Spending n/a $34 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $14,943
District Spending / Student n/a $14,309
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Alpine Academy (1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lou Mendive Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Marvin Moss Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Sparks Alpine Academy
    Charter School
    605 Boxington Way
    Sparks , NV 89434
    (775)356-1166
    Charter School
    1  mi  |  119  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Sparks Marvin Moss Elementary School
    2200 Primio Way
    Sparks , NV 89434
    (775)353-5507
    1.5  mi  |  572  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Sparks Lou Mendive Middle School
    Magnet School
    1900 Whitewood Dr
    Sparks , NV 89434
    (775)353-5990
    Magnet School
    1.6  mi  |  1033  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Sparks Lloyd Diedrichsen Elementary School
    1735 Del Rosa Way
    Sparks , NV 89434
    (775)353-5730
    1.7  mi  |  424  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Sparks Katherine Dunn Elementary School
    1135 O'callaghan Dr
    Sparks , NV 89434
    (775)353-5520
    1.9  mi  |  512  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 10, 2013 - We used Nevada Connections Academy to homeschool two of our kids for four years. Our situation changed to where we now use a brick-and-mortar public school, but we did love NCA. The teachers were very helpful, the kids were able to progress faster or slower than a typical classroom, as needed. We were able to really explore topics, and we learned so much about how our kids learn, and how better to teach them. The school provides everything you need, not just textbooks, but science equipment, art supplies, and of course, lots of teacher help if you need it. Great school, can't recommend it enough. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Sparks, NV 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 0.56, which is higher than the Nevada average of 0.49. The most diverse school in Sparks is Nv Leadership Academy Charter. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Nevada or national school diversity statistics.