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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.
  • Gearing up for the annual Lyon County Special Olympics at Gernley Intermediate School!!
  • WNC Jump Start graduates = high school diploma and Associate’s degrees! We had 50 this year! 🎓
  • A few of Silver Stage High School’s WNC grads!!
  • Congratulations to our 50 high school seniors who’s are also receiving an Associate’s Degree today!!!!! 🎓
  • Dayton High seniors who are also receiving an Associate’s Degree through WNC Jump Start!!! We also have other graduates from Silver Stage and Fernley!
  • Tune into KRNV News 4 tonight at 4PM to see our very own Jesse Rojas. Last night he graduated from UNR's Path to Independence as the first dual-enrolled student of the program!
  • FHS track is off to State!
  • NIGHT OF THE ARTS! @ Dayton High School
  • ROME DAY @ DES!
  • We see some butterflies in the future at SSES! 🦋🐛🦋
  • Easter fun at SSES! 🐣🐰🥚
  • It’s a great day Yerington High School for a Special Olympics basketball game between Dayton High and Yerington High!
Lyon County Limelight!
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.