Nevada Connections Academy

175 Salomon Circle

Sparks, NV 89434

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 grown by 73% over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 76% 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 Teachers (2009-2013)
Students by Grade Nevada Connections Academy Student 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 Students (2009-2013)
Hispanic
18%
39%
Nevada Connections Academy Black Students (2009-2013)
Black
7%
10%
Nevada Connections Academy Black Students (2009-2013)
White
64%
37%
Nevada Connections Academy White Students (2009-2013)
Hawaiian
1%
1%
Nevada Connections Academy Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
8%
5%
Nevada Connections Academy Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Nevada Connections Academy All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 14,573 students has grown by 2386% over five years.
School District Name State-sponsored Charter s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
9
Number of Students Managed 14,573 3,501
State-sponsored Charter s School District Students Managed (2006-2013)
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: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • SparksAlpine Academy
    Charter School
    605 Boxington Way
    SparksNV 89434
    (775)356-1166
    Charter School

    1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 120 students                      
  • SparksMarvin Moss Elementary School
    2200 Primio Way
    SparksNV 89434
    (775)353-5507
    1.5 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 617 students                      
  • SparksLou Mendive Middle School
    Magnet School
    1900 Whitewood Dr
    SparksNV 89434
    (775)353-5990
    Magnet School

    1.6 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 1043 students                      
  • SparksLloyd Diedrichsen Elementary School
    1735 Del Rosa Way
    SparksNV 89434
    (775)353-5730
    1.7 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 389 students                      
  • SparksKatherine Dunn Elementary School
    1135 O'callaghan Dr
    SparksNV 89434
    (775)353-5520
    1.9 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 540 students                      

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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