Southern Nevada’s Public K-12 Education System

The Clark County School District is the nation’s 5th largest school district, training a diverse workforce for the next generation of Nevada companies.

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By the Numbers: Clark County School District

Southern Nevada has a single unified school district that delivers public education for more than 320,000 children: the Clark County School District (CCSD). CCSD is overseen by a board of seven elected trustees, operates 357 schools, and has an annual budget of $2.369B.

Precent of Schools with Full Day Kindergarten 100%
Percent of Students Proficient in Reading by the 3rd 60.3%
Percent of Students that are English Language Learners 25%
High School Graduation Rate 70.9%
Percent of Students Enrolled in Magnet & Technical Schools 16%
Percent of Students Enrolled in Charter Schools 4%*

Note: Charter School Enrollment includes both CCSD charter schools and Nevada State Public Charter School Authority schools

Southern Nevada's Top Public Schools

Clark County School District schools constantly win national awards for excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. Some notable recent achievements:

  • The College Board named the Clark County School District as the Advanced Placement (AP) District of the Year in 2015. Clark High School in urban Clark County has the largest population of AP students in the state, and scores higher than the global average in 16 subjects.
  • Vanderburg Elementary School in Henderson and Bob Miller Middle School in Henderson were recognized by TheBestSchools.org as one of the Top 50 Best American Public Elementary Schools by TheBestSchools.org.
  • Bonner Elementary School in Las Vegas and Dooley Elementary School in Henderson were named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education in 2014
  • Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas was named the #2 magnet school in the country by the Magnet Schools of America.
  • Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, named a Grammy Signature School in 2014. The downtown Las Vegas school has been the recipient of 11 Grammy Awards since 2002.
  • Bracken STEAM Academy in East Las Vegas has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top Title I Elementary Schools, most recently earning a visit from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to highlight the school’s accomplishments.

Find out detailed information about individual school quality and performance by visiting learning Nevada School Performance Framework.

The Best Magnet and Technical High Schools in America

Clark County School District (CCSD) Magnet and Career and Technical Academies (CTAs) offer learning opportunities related to various themes for interested students. Students from across the District may apply to a Magnet or CTA programs, regardless of the region in which they reside.

CCSD has consistently been recognized as one of the top magnet school districts in the country. In 2014, the Magnet Schools of America announced that 17 CCSD Magnet Schools and Career and Technical Academies were awarded prestigious awards for their achievements:

Magnet Schools of Excellence

  • The Academy of Math, Science, and Technology at Jim Bridger Middle School in North Las Vegas
  • Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas
  • Cashman Middle School in urban Clark County
  • Ed W. Clark High School in urban Clark County
  • Rancho High School in North Las Vegas
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy in suburban Clark County
  • Valley High School in urban Clark County

Magnet Schools of Distinction

  • East Career and Technical Academy in East Las Vegas
  • Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas
  • Jo Mackey Academy of Leadership and Global Communication in North Las Vegas
  • O. Knudson Middle School in Las Vegas
  • Kit Carson International Academy in historic West Las Vegas
  • Roy Martin Middle School in East Las Vegas
  • Sandy Searles Miller Academy For International Studies in East Las Vegas
  • Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy in Las Vegas
  • Walter Bracken STEAM Academy in East Las Vegas
  • West Career and Technical Academy in suburban Las Vegas

Find out more about CCSD’s Magnet and CTA program by visiting magnet.ccsd.net

See How Individual Schools Measure Up

Nevada measures individual schools through the Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF). This framework measures growth, achievement gaps, status of achievement, and average daily attendance for schools.

Through NSPF, you can drill down to the individual school level and find information on public and charter schools in Nevada. Find out more about the performance of individual schools in Nevada by visiting the NSPF website.