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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.
  • Wednesday, December 5th- ALL areas are on a 2 hour delay. School will start 2 hours later, your child’s bus will pick up 2 hours later, etc. Drive safe! ❄️
  • Loving the Chicken Salad Sandwich from LCSD Nutrition! This student wanted to express his enjoyment and thanks to his school’s lunch staff 😋
  • On December 9th be sure to head out to the Fernley Walmart to help Stuff the Bus for families in need. In collaboration with Biggest Little Radio Station, LCSD will have a school bus in the Fernley Walmart parking lot to collect donations! See flyer fo...
  • Dolan Automotive presented a check for $5,000 to Chris Corbin’s class at Riverview Elementary School today. The money is for a shade awning for the outdoor classroom. ALSO at RES, they received a $5,000 grant from the Nevada Department of Agriculture...
  • Technology in the classroom! Preparing our kids for their future #technologyforkids
  • Improving their design and building their cars! Using #stemeducation at RES Governor Designated Nevada STEM School #stemgirls #stemforkids
  • Link available here http://www.kunr.org/post/how-one-nevada-school-grows-thanksgiving-scratch#stream/0 🦃
  • Principal Rob Jacobson enjoying a Thanksgiving feast LCSD Nutrition style with his students!
  • No school today. Thank you to all of our veterans for your service 🇺🇸
  • At the DIS Veteran’s Assembly, a DIS student and sea cadet began the assembly with a WWII veteran. Thank you to ALL our veterans for your service 🇺🇸 @dis_sundevils
  • All smiles after parent teacher conferences at CES! They must have had great reports 👍😊
  • Book fair at CES right now and Santa Pictures at 2pm!! See you there! 🎅
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.
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