Nevada



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Nevada state board of education consists of seven voting members each serving a four-year term. Three board members are appointed and four are elected. Three additional non-voting members and one non-voting student member serve one-year terms.

The state board has authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Summative Assessments
  • Nominating the Chief State School Officer
  • Overseeing Authorization of Charter Schools

Governor

Brian Sandoval (R)

Chief State School Officer

Steve Canavero

Appointed by the governor

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 52.9%

English Language Learners: 15.1%

Served by IDEA: 11.5%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1997

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 38

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 28,975

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Nevada has submitted its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about Nevada’s ESSA approach.