Las Vegas school information

IndexLas VegasNevadaNational
Average Test Scoresn/a37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:115:116:1
Total public schools20949579,221
Total private schools6512824,874
Total post-secondary schools30497,963
The Las Vegas, NV educational system consists of 209 public schools, 65 private schools and 30 post-secondary schools. Las Vegas public schools have average test scores of n/a which is equal to than the Nevada average and equal to than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Las Vegas public schools is 19:1, compared to 15:1 in Nevada and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.8% have completed high school, 22.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Las Vegas are equal to the national average.
  • There are approximately 209 public schools in Las Vegas.
  • 80.8% of people in Las Vegas have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.8% of people in Las Vegas have completed high school.
  • 22.4% of people in Las Vegas have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Las Vegas

IndexLas VegasNevadaNational
Completed 8th grade80.8%82.3%84.3%
Completed high school79.8%81.4%83.0%
Completed some college55.3%57.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.2%31.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.4%23.2%30.3%
Completed masters7.7%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Las Vegas (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Las Vegas, NV613,295n/a 

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Louisville, KY611,57340%19%
Oklahoma City, OK620,01561%25%
Portland, OR620,58951%3%
Baltimore, MD621,00020%59%
Milwaukee, WI598,67221%57%
Las Vegas, NV613,295n/a 
Source: The Las Vegas, NV education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.