Five Nevada Schools Awarded Purple Star Designation

Award honors commitment to military-connected children

November 09, 2022

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) is proud to announce five schools have been awarded the Purple Star School designation. Schools receiving this award have committed to supporting the unique educational and social-emotional needs of military-connected children. Nevada is home to almost 11,000 military-connected children.

"We are thrilled to award five schools with Purple Star designations! These schools affirm Nevada's unwavering commitment to supporting military-connected students and families," said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. "I commend each and every school leader, staff, and community who worked so hard to receive these designations."

The 5 schools are:

  • Coral Academy of Las Vegas- Centennial Hills, State Public Charter School Authority
  • Elizondo Elementary School, Clark County School District
  • Lamb of God Lutheran School, Private School
  • Mojave High School, Clark County School District
  • Mt. Rose K-8 Academy of Languages, Washoe County School District

NDE chose to announce the designations in November because it is the Month of the Military Family. Each awarded school is presented with a certificate and banner, signaling that the school supports the social and emotional well-being of military students in adjusting to a new school and the absence of a parent during deployment. 

The five recognized schools join 20 other Nevada schools and two school districts named since 2021. Other schools wishing to earn the designation can begin the application process online. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, and designations are awarded bi-annually during April and November.

The Purple Star School Award Program is facilitated by NDE in partnership with the Nevada Military Interstate Compact Commission Council.


Nevada Purple Star School Award


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Elizabeth Callahan
Public Information Officer