About the Department
The Nevada Department of Education (NDE or Department) leads and collaborates with Nevada's 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority to advance educational equity Statewide. With offices in Nevada's capital, Carson City, and Las Vegas, NDE oversees all pre-K-12 education in the State with mission of improving student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. Under the leadership of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, NDE impacts the achievement of nearly half a million children and 30,000 educators.
- Visit our School and District Information page for information on school options for Nevada's students.
- For more information about our divisions and offices please see the NDE Directory.
- To learn about the Department's priorities and goals, check out our Statewide Plan for the Improvement of Pupils (STIP).
- You may subscribe to our grant notifications list on our Grant Information page, review requests for information and requests for proposals on our Contracts page, and find information about Legislative initiatives on our Legislative Session Updates.
How does NDE accomplish its work, and how can I get involved?
The Nevada Department of Education is committed to transparency, inclusivity, and community collaboration in policymaking. One of the many ways we engage representatives and stakeholders from across Nevada's Pre-K-12 public education system is through the work of boards, commissions, and councils. In addition to groups established in State law, the Department convenes workgroups and task forces to maximize stakeholder voice in all our work. The meetings of all statutory boards are open to the public; they are livestreamed and invite the public to submit comment regarding the work of that board. For more information, see our Public Meetings calendar as well as information on Regulation Workshops and Public Hearings.
How do I request information from the Department
If you have questions, including data requests, public records requests, questions about licensure, or other types of inquiries, please see our Contact Us.
Information about our schools and districts, such as enrollment and achievement data, school safety, graduation rates, expenditures, or proficiency rates, may be found on the Nevada Report Card, our accountability portal. Information regarding schools and districts, including charters, private schools, homeschooling, etc., may be found on our Districts page.