The Clark County School District (CCSD) is the nation’s fifth-largest school district and educates 67 percent of the students in Nevada. Established in 1956, CCSD is the number one choice for families and students. We educate 320,000 students – offering a variety of nationally recognized programs, including Magnet Schools, Career and Technical Academies, and Advanced Placement programs.
The Board of School Trustees appointed Dr. Jesus F. Jara as superintendent in May 2018. The superintendent is implementing the board’s vision by putting a focus on four key areas:
The District operates 360 total schools including:
The CCSD magnet program began in 1993, when the district opened three magnet schools to attract children of varied socioeconomic backgrounds, races and ethnicities, and academic achievement levels. For the past 26 years, CCSD magnet schools have on average, outperformed traditional public schools, and have grown in number from 3 to 40 magnet schools. Because of the tremendous success of the programs, the demand for magnet schools has continually exceeded the availability. Each year, the CCSD Magnet Department receives over 50,000 applications to their award-winning and nationally recognized magnet schools. Currently, there are over 31,000 students enrolled in CCSD magnet programs
CCSD has received hundreds of awards and distinctions from Magnet Schools of America over the past decade. In more recent years, CCSD has been recognized with the following: