Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepB+
- Clubs & ActivitiesB-
- Health & SafetyC+
- Resources & FacilitiesB-
Washoe County School District is an above average, public school district located in Reno, NV. It has 67,113 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
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Washoe County School District Reviews
Overall the Washoe County School District is amazing all the teachers that I've had have been wonderful and know what they are doing. Like every great thing there are a issues, the district is understaffed most of the year. Classroom sizes are also very large because of the understaffed problem more students have to be put with one teacher which leads to over sized classrooms. Although this is a problem I've enjoyed learning at this district they are very helpful and hire amazing teachers!
The School District puts the identification and education of gifted students on the back burner. They provide insufficient resources and care to students of different needs by treating them uniformly instead of specifically. They focus more on maintaining equality rather than creating equity. It wasn't until I reached the tenth grade that I received truly challenging material that I was excited to learn. The bathrooms at every school that I've attended have always been in terrible condition and each campus was disrespected by its students. The food provided was usually of good quality, but at times I've received expired milk. I haven't seen bullying at any of the schools I attended. The best part of attending Washoe schools is the welcoming environment that students provide and the plethora of after school activities that we can participate in. Most of the teachers that I've had have been phenomenal and are only held back by the standards placed upon them by the school district.
Washoe County School District gets a bad rap, but I believe it is because of the administration at the main office. In all of my schools, I have liked the teachers and I have felt like they care about my success. I think that my education has prepared me for college and I am excited to go. The wide array of clubs and sports activities have also added to a great school experience!