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471K Students | 25.6K Teachers | 20 Districts | 658 Schools

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Nevada Composition
The Racial Divide

ProPublica has found that in states across the country, Black and Hispanic students are, on average, less likely to be selected for gifted programs and take AP courses than their white peers. They are also more likely, on average, to be suspended and expelled. Explore if disparities exist at this school across all racial groups. The first scores shown below are for racial groups with the highest disparities. We don’t show disparity scores between racial groups that represent less than 2.5 percent of a state’s enrollment.

Opportunity

2.1x

White students are 2.1 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Black students

White students are 1.5 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Hispanic students.

Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students are 1.7 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as White students.

White students are 1.2 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as students of Two or More Races.

A comparison between Native American or Alaska Native students and White students enrolled at least one AP class is not available.

Discipline

3.9x

Black students are 3.9 times as likely to be suspended as White students

Hispanic students are 1.4 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

White students are 1.2 times as likely to be suspended as Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students.

students of Two or More Races are 1.8 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

A comparison between Native American or Alaska Native students and White student suspensions is not available.

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Opportunity

States offer a variety of curricula and enrichment programs. Explore what advanced courses and specialized staff members are available for students in this state.


AP Course Composition

Gifted & Talented Composition

This State

National

Students

66% Nonwhite Students

57% Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch

74% High School Graduation Rate

18% Students Taking an AP Course

24.2K students

5% Students in a Gifted & Talented Program

25.5K students

28% Students Taking the SAT or ACT

37.4K students

10% Students Enrolled in Physics

13.2K students

9% Students Enrolled in Advanced Math

11.5K students

26% Students Enrolled in Geometry

36.5K students

26% Students Enrolled in Biology

36.9K students

21% Students Enrolled in Chemistry

28.8K students

2% Students Enrolled in Calculus

3,425 students

2%Students Enrolled in 8th-Grade Algebra

7,547 students

Teachers & Resources

18.4 Students for Every Teacher

12% Inexperienced Teachers

50% Chronically Absent Teachers

(Missed more than 10 days in a 180-day school year)

13.4 Average Number of AP Courses

2.9 Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors per 1000 students

63 Schools With Credit Recovery Programs

57 Schools With Dual Enrollment Programs

484 Schools With Gifted & Talented Programs

4 Schools With International Baccalaureates

This State

National

Discipline

States differ in how they discipline students. Explore how often this state punishes its students with suspensions, expulsions and corporal punishment.


Out-of-School Suspension Composition

Expulsion Composition

This State

National

Students

36.3K Total Out-of-School Suspended Students

8% of all students in this state

20.5K Total In-School Suspended Students

2,794 Total Expelled Students

< 1% of all students in this state

Outcomes & Resources

201 Average Days Missed to Out-of-School Suspension, per School

2.9 Average Number of Days of an Out-of-School Suspension

1.8 Average Arrests, per School

1194 Total Arrests

4.2 Average Referrals to Law Enforcement, per School

2728 Total Referrals to Law Enforcement

3.7 Average Transfers to Alternative Schools, per School

0.7 Security Guard or Law Enforcement Officer per 1000 students

State

National

All School Districts

Explore the disparities in discipline and access to opportunities across all districts in this state.

BlackBlack

HispanicHispanic

AsianAsian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian

Native Am.Native American or Alaska Native

Two+ RacesTwo or More Races

District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Black students) Discipline (Black students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students) Segregation Index (White & Black students) Achievement Gap (White & Black students)
Carson City School District CARSON CITY 50% 51% 80%

Not available

6.1x

Not Available

Not Available

Churchill County School District FALLON 38% 51% 60%

Not available

2.8x

Not Available

Not Available

Clark County School District LAS VEGAS 74% 64% 75% 2.4x 3.7x High 2.4 grades
DAVIDSON ACADEMY SCHOOL District Reno 43% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Douglas County School District MINDEN 33% 34% 89%

Not available

3.6x

Not Available

Not Available

Elko County School District ELKO 41% 35% 85%

Less likely

2.1x Medium

Not Available

Esmeralda County School District GOLDFIELD 55% 45%

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Eureka County School District EUREKA 17% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Humboldt County School District WINNEMUCCA 45% 42% 76%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Lander County School District BATTLE MOUNTAIN 42% 30% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Lincoln County School District PANACA 25% 48% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Lyon County School District YERINGTON 37% 57% 81%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Mineral County School District HAWTHORNE 45% 59% Between 70% and 79%

Not available

2.4x

Not Available

Not Available

NEVADA JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES District Reno 63%

Not Available

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Nevada State Public Charter School Authority District CARSON CITY 49% 20% 59%

Not available

3.7x Medium

Not Available

Nye County School District Pahrump 37% 63% 69%

Not available

2.3x Medium

Not Available

Pershing County School District LOVELOCK 55% 52% Between 80% and 89%

Not available

Not available

Medium

Not Available

Storey County School District VIRGINIA CITY 20% 6% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Washoe County School District RENO 55% 47% 77% 1.9x 4.1x Medium 1.9 grades
White Pine County School District ELY 27% 36% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Hispanic students) Discipline (Hispanic students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students) Segregation Index (White & Hispanic students) Achievement Gap (White & Hispanic students)
Carson City School District CARSON CITY 50% 51% 80% 1.8x

Not available

Low 1.4 grades
Churchill County School District FALLON 38% 51% 60% 1.9x

Not available

Low 1.2 grades
Clark County School District LAS VEGAS 74% 64% 75% 1.7x 1.4x High 1.7 grades
DAVIDSON ACADEMY SCHOOL District Reno 43% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Douglas County School District MINDEN 33% 34% 89% 1.6x

Not available

Low 1.3 grades
Elko County School District ELKO 41% 35% 85% 2.4x

Not available

High 1.5 grades
Esmeralda County School District GOLDFIELD 55% 45%

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Eureka County School District EUREKA 17% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Humboldt County School District WINNEMUCCA 45% 42% 76%

Not available

No Hispanic students suspended

Low 1.3 grades
Lander County School District BATTLE MOUNTAIN 42% 30% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Low 0.8 grades
Lincoln County School District PANACA 25% 48% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

High

Not Available

Lyon County School District YERINGTON 37% 57% 81%

Not available

Less likely

Low 0.7 grades
Mineral County School District HAWTHORNE 45% 59% Between 70% and 79%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

NEVADA JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES District Reno 63%

Not Available

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Nevada State Public Charter School Authority District CARSON CITY 49% 20% 59% 1.3x 1.6x Medium

Not Available

Nye County School District Pahrump 37% 63% 69% 1.7x

Less likely

Low 0.7 grades
Pershing County School District LOVELOCK 55% 52% Between 80% and 89%

Not available

Not available

Low 1.4 grades
Storey County School District VIRGINIA CITY 20% 6% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Not Available

Not Available

Washoe County School District RENO 55% 47% 77% 1.6x 1.4x High 1.8 grades
White Pine County School District ELY 27% 36% Between 80% and 84%

Less likely

Not available

Low

Not Available

District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students) Discipline (Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students)
Carson City School District CARSON CITY 50% 51% 80%

Less likely

Less likely

Churchill County School District FALLON 38% 51% 60%

Not available

Not available

Clark County School District LAS VEGAS 74% 64% 75%

Less likely

Less likely

DAVIDSON ACADEMY SCHOOL District Reno 43% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Douglas County School District MINDEN 33% 34% 89%

Not available

Not available

Elko County School District ELKO 41% 35% 85%

Not available

Not available

Esmeralda County School District GOLDFIELD 55% 45%

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Eureka County School District EUREKA 17% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Humboldt County School District WINNEMUCCA 45% 42% 76%

Not available

Not available

Lander County School District BATTLE MOUNTAIN 42% 30% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Lincoln County School District PANACA 25% 48% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Lyon County School District YERINGTON 37% 57% 81%

Less likely

Not available

Mineral County School District HAWTHORNE 45% 59% Between 70% and 79%

Not available

Not available

NEVADA JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES District Reno 63%

Not Available

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Nevada State Public Charter School Authority District CARSON CITY 49% 20% 59%

Less likely

Not available

Nye County School District Pahrump 37% 63% 69%

Not available

Not available

Pershing County School District LOVELOCK 55% 52% Between 80% and 89%

Not available

Not available

Storey County School District VIRGINIA CITY 20% 6% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Washoe County School District RENO 55% 47% 77%

Less likely

Not available

White Pine County School District ELY 27% 36% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Native American or Alaska Native students) Discipline (Native American or Alaska Native students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students)
Carson City School District CARSON CITY 50% 51% 80%

No Native American or Alaska Native students enrolled

2.7x
Churchill County School District FALLON 38% 51% 60%

No Native American or Alaska Native students enrolled

2.2x
Clark County School District LAS VEGAS 74% 64% 75%

Not available

2.2x
DAVIDSON ACADEMY SCHOOL District Reno 43% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Douglas County School District MINDEN 33% 34% 89% 6.3x 3.3x
Elko County School District ELKO 41% 35% 85%

Not available

1.8x
Esmeralda County School District GOLDFIELD 55% 45%

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Eureka County School District EUREKA 17% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Humboldt County School District WINNEMUCCA 45% 42% 76%

Not available

Not available

Lander County School District BATTLE MOUNTAIN 42% 30% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

4.4x
Lincoln County School District PANACA 25% 48% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Lyon County School District YERINGTON 37% 57% 81%

Not available

Not available

Mineral County School District HAWTHORNE 45% 59% Between 70% and 79%

Not available

Not available

NEVADA JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES District Reno 63%

Not Available

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Nevada State Public Charter School Authority District CARSON CITY 49% 20% 59%

Not available

Not available

Nye County School District Pahrump 37% 63% 69%

Not available

Not available

Pershing County School District LOVELOCK 55% 52% Between 80% and 89%

Not available

7.2x
Storey County School District VIRGINIA CITY 20% 6% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Washoe County School District RENO 55% 47% 77% 1.9x 2.4x
White Pine County School District ELY 27% 36% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Two or More Races students) Discipline (Two or More Races students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students)
Carson City School District CARSON CITY 50% 51% 80%

Not available

Not available

Churchill County School District FALLON 38% 51% 60%

Not available

Not available

Clark County School District LAS VEGAS 74% 64% 75% 1.3x 1.7x
DAVIDSON ACADEMY SCHOOL District Reno 43% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Douglas County School District MINDEN 33% 34% 89%

Not available

2.2x
Elko County School District ELKO 41% 35% 85%

Not available

Not available

Esmeralda County School District GOLDFIELD 55% 45%

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Eureka County School District EUREKA 17% 0% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Humboldt County School District WINNEMUCCA 45% 42% 76%

Less likely

4.9x
Lander County School District BATTLE MOUNTAIN 42% 30% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Lincoln County School District PANACA 25% 48% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Lyon County School District YERINGTON 37% 57% 81%

Not available

Not available

Mineral County School District HAWTHORNE 45% 59% Between 70% and 79%

Not available

Not available

NEVADA JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES District Reno 63%

Not Available

Not Available

Not available

Not available

Nevada State Public Charter School Authority District CARSON CITY 49% 20% 59% 1.8x 1.4x
Nye County School District Pahrump 37% 63% 69%

Not available

2.1x
Pershing County School District LOVELOCK 55% 52% Between 80% and 89%

Not available

Not available

Storey County School District VIRGINIA CITY 20% 6% Greater than 80%

Not available

Not available

Washoe County School District RENO 55% 47% 77% 1.3x 1.6x
White Pine County School District ELY 27% 36% Between 80% and 84%

Not available

Not available

Sources & Notes

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, EDFacts, U.S. Department of Education’s Common Core of Data. Maps courtesy of Mapbox Community. Read our methodology

Notes: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights occasionally updates the underlying dataset. ProPublica may update the interactive’s data in response.

Disparity scores are not available if there are too few students in a specific racial group to make a statistically significant calculation. They are also not available if data about a particular racial group was not reported. Some schools or districts reported an overcount of students in a disparity category (such as suspensions or AP courses) when compared with the total enrollment of that particular student group. In such cases, we also omit the disparity score.

Due to rounding, demographic breakdowns in composition charts may add up to more than 100 percent.

The racial categories we show data for are: Black, Hispanic, White, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, Two or More Races, and Native American or Alaska Native. In some cases, we abbreviate the last three of these racial groups to Asian, Two+ Races, and Native Am.

Due to a technical issue with the Office for Civil Rights’ collection of data on sworn law enforcement officers in schools, the data for security staff may be an undercount.

As with any self-reported data, there may be errors in the federal Civil Rights Data Collection. Though districts are required to ensure the accuracy of their data, some may still report incorrect figures. Additionally, for some variables, the CRDC rounds the number of students for privacy reasons. In these cases, groups of students may represent a slight undercount or overcount.

Find errors? Have tips? Email [email protected].

Data specific to high school testing or high school level courses (including geometry, biology, calculus, AP enrollment, SAT testing rates, etc.) is calculated out of total high school enrollment, while data for other classes (such as eighth-grade algebra) is calculated out of total student enrollment. Read more about our data in our methodology

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