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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!
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.

Did you miss out on your high school diploma because of HSPE exams?

8 days ago

Retroactive high school diplomas can now be requested for Nevada students who were denied a diploma because of one or more failed High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE)!

Graduation Ceremony

Up until this past school year, HSPE assessments in reading, writing, math and science were required for graduation from a Nevada high school.  New legislation has done away with HSPE requirements for graduation, and therefore, any student who was denied a high school diploma in the past due to failed HSPE exams can now request a diploma from the high school they attended.


To start your process please contact your former high school:

Dayton High School - (775) 246-6240

Fernley High School (775) 575-3400

Silver Stage High School (775) 577-5071

Smith Valley Schools (775) 465-2332

Yerington High School (775) 463-6822


In order to receive a retroactive diploma the student must have fulfilled all credits to be considered a graduate and the only barrier to a high school diploma was one or more failed HSPE exams.

Lyon County Limelight!