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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.
  • What’s the best part of today? Having 4th grade students read to their 1st grade peers! #CESreadingweek #readingtime #readyreader 📖 📚 😌
  • Go check out the Limelight available on our homepage www.lyoncsd.org! Over 31 presenters at this year’s Dayton area career fair! #collegeandcareerready ✏️ 🎓
  • Have you done your reading today?! 📕📚
  • Making chocolate croissants in DHS culinary! 🍫🥧😋
  • It’s a great time at the Ellevations training for ELL teachers and staff! 🏫 ✏️📚
  • All Lyon County School District is on a 2 hour delay on Friday, February 15, 2019. In Silver Springs where today was supppsed to be a late start, this means you are 2 hours later than your regular Monday - Thursday schedule. Drive safe.
  • Thank you to all of our counselors for all that you do!
  • Fire safety with @centrallyonfire!
  • During one of Heather Snyder’s English Language classes at Fernley High, she had Vadym Proshchenko, a FHS exchange student from the Ukraine as a guest in the room. Vadym interviewed the class about coming to the United States. He wanted to get thei...
  • Sutro Elementary students start their day with fresh fruits and a tasty breakfast to fuel a fun day of learning!
  • Repost ••••••• @nevadaready School's back in session across the state, and if your students aren't in attendance, they aren't learning! Attendance has long-term effects on student success, showing up in proficiency data even years after c...
  • Smith Valley Drama’s program of Macbeth - the students presented an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth on January 16 at the Heyday Inn. It was a dinner theater show, where the Heyday served the guests a lasagna dinner and then the students p...
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.