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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Nevada School Districts by City
Number Of Students 459,189
Number Of Nevada Schools 684
Number Of Nevada School Districts 21
Spending Per Student $9,050

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 46.7404487796801
4th Grade 47.7274165033538
5th Grade 51.3716912526077
6th Grade 42.3909581722871
7th Grade 47.6814358377573
8th Grade 47.9718192143108
10th Grade 69.391396436448
11th Grade 67.3523969856255

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.7392842358457
4th Grade 38.602698749376
5th Grade 32.741914324517
6th Grade 30.7215642144068
7th Grade 29.6650235105105
8th Grade 17.7004686842616
10th Grade 74.5044983835782
11th Grade 33.807322084089

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 37.8% 52.0%
Black 10.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 44.3% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.9% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 52.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 16.4% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 11.7% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 22.51
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Nevada Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,890,845 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 26 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.6% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 34.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.8% 26.3%
65 Or Older 13.6% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,016,709 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 12.2% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.1% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 23.0% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.6% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.2% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.6% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.5% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.7% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.0% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 11.3% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,739 $2,175,968,793 52.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $433 $198,823,393 4.8%
Staff $467 $214,470,132 5.2%
General Administration $102 $46,739,573 1.1%
School Administration $602 $276,270,971 6.6%
Operation $853 $391,551,883 9.4%
Transportation $401 $184,116,743 4.4%
Other $304 $139,567,304 3.4%
Total Support $3,162 $1,451,788,921 34.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,150 $528,168,129 12.7%
Total Expenditures $9,050 $4,155,843,231 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%