Nevada Connections Academy

175 Salomon Circle

Sparks, NV 89434

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

1,607 students

Nevada Connections Academy serves 1,607 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the NV average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Nevada Connections Academy operates within the State-sponsored Charter s School District.

Overview

The student population of 1607 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 1,607 students
Nevada Connections Academy Total Students (2009-2013)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Nevada Connections Academy Total Classroom Teachers (2009-2013)
Students by Grade Nevada Connections Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 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 36:1 17:1
Nevada Connections Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (2011-2013)
Asian
2%
6%
Nevada Connections Academy Asian (2009-2013)
Hispanic
18%
39%
Nevada Connections Academy Hispanic (2009-2013)
Black
7%
10%
Nevada Connections Academy Black (2009-2013)
White
64%
37%
Nevada Connections Academy White (2009-2013)
Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
8%
5%
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.
0.55 0.47
Nevada Connections Academy Diversity Score (2009-2013)
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.
26%
42%
Nevada Connections Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (2010-2013)
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 (2010-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,577 students has grown by 510% over five years.
School District Name State-sponsored Charter s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
9
Number of Students Managed 14,577 3,512
State-sponsored Charter s School District Number of Students Managed (2006-2013)
District Total Revenue n/a n/a
District Spending n/a n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a $0
District Spending / Student n/a $0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Earl Wooster High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Edward L Pine Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Smithridge Stem Academy (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RenoEdward L Pine Middle School
    Magnet School
    4800 Neil Rd
    RenoNV 89502
    (775)689-2550
    Magnet School

    0.7 mi | 960 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • RenoSmithridge Stem Academy
    4801 Neil Rd
    RenoNV 89502
    (775)689-2560
    0.7 mi | 717 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • RenoMariposa Academy Charter School
    Charter School
    3875 Glen St
    RenoNV 89502
    (775)826-4040
    Charter School

    1.2 mi | 150 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • RenoHuffaker Elementary School
    980 Wheatland Rd
    RenoNV 89511
    (775)689-2510
    1.6 mi | 538 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • RenoDonner Springs Elementary School
    5125 Escuela Way
    RenoNV 89502
    (775)689-2626
    1.7 mi | 648 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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