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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Washoe County School District is an above average, public school district located in RENO, NV. It has 66,601 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
425 EAST NINTH
RENO, NV 89520
Telephone
(775) 348-0200

Washoe County School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1160
1,308 responses
Average ACT
24
1,475 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
66,601
Free or Reduced Lunch
46.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,707
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%

Finances

Total Expenses
$629,197,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,938/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%

Washoe County School District Reviews

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Sophomore year i got involved in extra-curricular activities and i would never make a better choice in high school than that. Damonte has so many incredible sports, clubs, and electives to get involved in and help make your experience more memorable. All the teachers working in these extra activities have such a deep passion for what they do and are amazing mentors! As i got older i had increasingly better teachers, more interest in the subjects and more drive to achieve great things. The only complaint i have of that school is the new dean of students who started this year. She is incredibly unreasonable and rude; she has no idea how to properly handle situations and almost always resorts to tearing the student down. Beyond that, Damonte is an incredible school filled with compassionate teachers who love what they do and I believe if you go there you will be able to find who your are and become a well rounded person ready for college.
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Washoe County School District is the poorest in performance in the entire nation! We are the lowest in National test scores. I firmly believe it is because our teachers are severely underpaid and most have stopped caring. I also believe that, although diversity is important, that the actual citizen students of our nation are left out or get behind because all the other students have to be "brought up to speed" (i.e. learning the English language.) I also believe that because Washoe County is a gambling town, our cities care more about generating revenue than our children's futures.
Washoe County is very diverse although you'd find yourself in a conflict instantly. Washoe County has resources but kids tend to abuse it and graduating doesn't seem to be the trend in Washoe County. Washoe County needs to do better in preventing conflicts and especially when it comes to hug high. More protocols for safety need to be implemented, consequences for students that cause these conflicts need to legit and harsh rather than your average suspension. Washoe County should definetly be more open to dances in school being mandatory because why would anyone want to attend a boring non-festive school .