Combined state and local funding per pupil in Nevada is 18 percent less than in 2008
Only 21% of 8th grade students and 30% of 7th grade students were found to be proficient in math.
Less than 50% of Nevada students are considered to be proficient in math and reading in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th grade levels based on the state’s own standards. Meaning half of Nevada students enter high school without the necessary reading and math skills.
STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics)
Only 40 percent of students that apply for magnet programs in Nevada get accepted.
Only CCSD and Washoe CSD have magnet and CTE schools and only a few school districts are provided with funds to offer CTE courses.
Arts programs are among the first to be cut in school districts across the state due to funding deficiencies.
Studies show a 21.7% increase in per-pupil spending throughout all 12 school-age years for children from low-income families is large enough to eliminate the education attainment gap between children from low-income and non-poor families.
Increasing per-pupil spending by 10% in all 12 school-age years increases probability of high school graduation by 7 percentage points for all students, and by roughly 10 percentage points for non-poor children.
>It also resulted in 10 percent higher earnings as adults and were 6 percentage points less likely as adults to be poor.