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Education, 1996-97State Profiles of Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1996-97
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Nevada 
Nevada
Nevada Department of Education, 700 East 5th Street
Carson City, NV 89701-5096
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Superintendent of Education
Superintendent Mary L. Peterson, (775) 687-9217
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
William F. Arensdorf, (702) 687-9160
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Cheryl Purvis, (702) 687-9174

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
168,353 282,131 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
305 442 Public schools
8,348 14,805 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
110,540 110,540 Land area in square miles
1.5 2.6 Public school students per square mile
0.3 0.4 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
1,023 1,601 State population (in thousands)
$2,313 $3,873 State revenue per capita
$2,133 $3,059 State expenditure per capita
$394 $652 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$135,265 $182,622 Gross state product per school-age child


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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 17 100% 18 Total public education agencies
100.0% 17 94.4% 17 Regular school districts
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 5.6% 1 State-operated agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
5.9% 1 5.6% 1 100 or more schools
5.9% 1 11.1% 2 25 to 99 schools
29.4% 5 27.8% 5 10 to 24 schools
29.4% 5 22.2% 4 5 to 9 schools
29.4% 5 33.3% 6 1 to 4 schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 305 100% 442 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
97.0% 296 91.0% 402 Regular schools
1.0% 3 2.9% 13 Special education schools
0.7% 2 0.9% 4 Vocational schools
1.3% 4 5.2% 23 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
55.4% 169 54.8% 242 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
5.9% 18 3.4% 15 PK, K, 1 to 8
6.6% 20 9.7% 43 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
6.9% 21 3.6% 16 7 to 8, 9
6.9% 21 5.0% 22 7, 8 to 12
10.2% 31 12.9% 57 9, 10, 11 to 12
6.9% 21 8.6% 38 Other grades
1.0% 3 0.7% 3 Ungraded
0.3% 1 1.4% 6 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
1,868 Prekindergarten
13,859 22,875 Kindergarten
15,550 25,398 First
14,246 24,090 Second
13,303 23,154 Third
12,771 22,597 Fourth
12,583 22,570 Fifth
11,929 22,064 Sixth
11,988 21,432 Seventh
11,906 21,041 Eighth
12,112 21,162 Ninth
12,508 19,999 Tenth
13,020 17,912 Eleventh
11,604 15,316 Twelfth
974 653 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
10.6% Students in special education with IEPs
25.4% School membership eligible for free lunch
14.5% School-age children below poverty

1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
100.0% 9,506  76.2% 10,374 Regular diploma
7.3% 987 Other diploma
  14.8% 2,009 High school equivalency
  1.8% 243 Other completers
    9.6% Dropouts
    55.6% Dropouts who were male
  41.5% Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
 
  did not meet the initial participation rate standard for public schools and results cannot be reported


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
217.6 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
43.1%   Students below basic level
56.9%   Students at or above basic level
14.0%   Students at or above proficient level
0.8%   Students at advanced level
143.1 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  47.3% Students below basic level
  52.7% Students at or above basic level
  21.5% Students at or above proficient level
  1.0% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 9,736 100% 25,463 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
85.7% 8,348 58.1% 14,805 Teachers
  6.3% 1,615 Instructional aides
        Support staff
3.0% 290 2.2% 560 Guidance counselors/directors
1.7% 166 1.8% 455 Librarians/library support
0.0% 6.8% 1,744 Administrative support
3.5% 345 20.5% 5,218 Other support services
        Administrators
4.2% 408 2.9% 745 School-based
1.8% 179 1.3% 321 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
6.0 1.4 Teacher to all other staff ratio
14.2 13.9 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$18,523 $28,538 Average beginning teacher salary
$27,599 $40,817 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.5% 0.3% Public school teachers with no degree
47.0% 50.5% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
41.8% 42.8% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
10.6% 6.4% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$6,133 $22,486 National school lunch
$1,335 $5,373 National school breakfast
$8,840 $19,376 Title I
$5,968 $14,277 Education for the handicapped
$4,971 $6,795 Vocational and adult education
$3,903 $8,894 School improvement
$3,047 $2,525 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$688 $393 Bilingual education
$487 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$660,290 $1,705,232 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$3,922 $6,044 Revenue per pupil in membership
$555,272 $1,434,395 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$3,298 $5,084 Current expenditure per pupil in membership


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