About CCSD

Why come to CCSD?

CCSD is a growing school district, operating 358 schools, including seven new elementary schools that opened in the 2017-2018 school year. CCSD also opened two replacement schools in the 2017-2018 school year. Four new elementary schools are expected to open for the 2018-2019 school year.

CCSD has increased its graduation rate every year since 2014, as indicated below:

  • Class of 2014: 70.91%
  • Class of 2015: 72.07%
  • Class of 2016: 74.88%
  • Class of 2017: 83.22%

For each of these classes, CCSD’s graduation rate exceeded the statewide average.

Additionally, CCSD has increased the number of students completing Advanced Placement (AP) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses each year, as indicated below:

  • 2013-2014: 25,438
  • 2014-2015: 29,995
  • 2015-2016: 33,137
  • 2016-2017: 36,870

Among its many accolades, CCSD received two Merit Awards of Excellence from Magnet Schools of America (MSA) in 2017. That same year, MSA named Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky as its Superintendent of the Year.

Despite being 50th in funding, Nevada ranks 38th in education in the Education Week Quality Counts report. The Nevada Legislature has invested $500 million in education in recent years.

Living in Las Vegas

With a population of about 2 million, the Las Vegas Valley is a rich network of people from all over the world (as well as a committed group of true Las Vegas-born natives) who have chosen to make the diverse, unique Las Vegas Valley their home. It continues to evolve with new cultural offerings and highlights that simply cannot be found anywhere else.

The following are just some of the arts and cultural attractions in Las Vegas:

The great outdoors offers numerous parks, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston and numerous walking trails.