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Welcome to Lyon County School District!
Welcome to Lyon County School District!

We are Lyon County School District located in Northern Nevada.

Our vision... Graduate all students to be successful in college and career.

Our Mission... Provide relevant learning opportunities that develop adaptable, persistent, and self-directed learners capable of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking necessary to overcome complex challenges.

Lyon County School District, with over 8,500 students and 1,100 staff members is the fourth largest school district in Nevada. LCSD is comprised of 18 schools located in five unique attendance areas including Dayton, Fernley, Silver Springs, Smith Valley and Yerington. Each school boasts highly qualified instructional leaders accompanied by caring and dedicated staff, who work tirelessly to ensure the learning needs of each student are realized. The district motto of “Every Student…Every Classroom…Every Day” comes to life when you step into the classroom and see students engaged in rigorous learning opportunities.
  • 31 HS Graduates from LCSD with Associate's Degrees!
Safety and Security Measures
Student and staff safety is the number one priority for all schools in the Lyon County School District (LCSD). Administrators and staff members work diligently every day with students and families to provide a positive, safe and respectful learning environment. Each school in the LCSD has created a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan that has been specifically designed for that school by the school’s safety team, and includes appropriate measures for a variety of emergency situations. Additionally, these plans have been reviewed and approved by local law enforcement and emergency response agencies. Further, each school conducts safety drills to practice these safety measures on a regular basis, often times with the assistance of the aforementioned agencies. Finally, the LCSD is currently installing the Audio Enhancement SAFE System in every classroom in the district. This system includes a camera and a silent alarm that can discretely notify the office of any emergency situation. This coupled with the facility safety enhancements being performed now and into the summer will make our schools safer than they’ve ever been. We encourage community members, parents and students to contact school staff immediately to report all safety concerns and to request any needed support. The LCSD is grateful for the efforts of community members, first responding agencies and staff members in protecting our most valuable asset, our students.
Lyon County School District is the only school district in Nevada to achieve the designation of “School System Accreditation Quality Achievement” through AdvancED® and the Northwest Accreditation Commission. This means that every school in the district (not just the high schools) met the rigorous standards necessary to receive this designation. As a result, all students are able to receive a world-class education while attending schools in the Lyon County School District.

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Parents Survey

Parents of current students are encouraged to take this statewide survey regarding Educational Technology in your child's school. 

Students Survey

Greetings LCSD Families! We will be administering the NV School Climate Survey for all 5th through 12th graders from March 19-April 20.  This is an invaluable tool to assess the school’s climate and safety from the students’ perspectives.  School leaders will use the results of this survey for future planning to improve the school climate and safety conditions of the school.  We would greatly appreciate all 5th through 12th grade students’ participation.  However, if a parent wishes to review the survey, and decides they do not wish for their child to participate in this survey, they may sign the parent letter indicating they DO NOT want their child to participate, return the form to the office, and the school will find an alternative opportunity for the student while their classmates are taking the survey.  A sample survey is provided as well as the parent letter.  Thank you for your consideration.

Sample Student Survey

Parent's Letter and Opt-out

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