Class Size Reporting

School districts are required to report information related to class sizes for grades 1, 2, and 3 on their websites. Reports posted at this website are provided by school and grade for each quarter of the school year. Meeting class-size ratio requirements for each individual school by grade is difficult when enrollment by grade varies from school to school. Some schools may exceed the requirement while others may be under the requirement. Adding another teacher to the particular grade not meeting the requirement is cost prohibitive as the State has not provided sufficient funding for the District to do so. However, the Washoe County School District, as a whole for each grade, has met the overall requirements for class-size ratios.

State Requirements

  • Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 388.700 requires, for each quarter of a school year, that the ratio of pupils per licensed full-time teacher in classes where core curriculum is taught must not exceed 16 to 1 in grades 1 and 2, and must not exceed 18 to 1 in grade 3.

    To allow school districts flexibility in addressing budget shortfalls, Senate Bill 515 of the 2015 Legislature allows a school district the option of increasing class size to achieve ratios of no more than 17 to 1 in grades 1 and 2, and no more than 20 to 1 in grade 3.

    Class-Size Requirements
    (Ratio of Pupils per Teacher)

     

     

    NRS 388.700

    Senate Bill 515

     

    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3

    16
    16
    18

    17
    17
    20

     

     
    The Board of Trustees for each school district must request a variance from the State Board of Education when any elementary school exceeds the required class-size ratio during any quarter of a school year.

    Quarterly reports posted at this website must include the following information for Grades 1, 2 and 3: 

    • Average Daily Attendance
    • Class Size
    • Identification of schools that did not meet the required pupil-teacher ratio, and for which a variance was requested from the State Board of Education
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