The Teacher Vacancy Crisis in Clark and Washoe Counties

These maps illustrate the troubling number of teacher vacancies in the two largest counties in Nevada, Clark and Washoe Counties. As of April 1st, there was 961 reported teacher vacancies in the Clark County School District (Figure 1), and as of May 23rd, there were 244 reported teacher vacancies in Washoe County (Figure 2). The teacher vacancy crisis significantly impacts students students who receive special education services. Thirty-eight percent of teacher vacancies in the Clark County School District’s elementary and middle schools are special education vacancies (Figure 3), and many of these are for autism specialists. This crisis in the supply of special education instructors is not limited to the Clark County School District. The Washoe County School District has more than 240 job openings, more than 40 percent of which are for special education instructors (Figure 4). In Clark County School District, 83 percent of special education teacher vacancies are in Title I schools, which serve our community’s most under-resourced families (Figure 7). Special education teacher vacancies are also high in schools tailored to meet the needs of students with severe disabilities.

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  • Figure 1: Total Teacher Vacancies in Clark County.

    Twenty-nine schools in CCSD have reported seven or more teacher vacancies, and eight of these have ten or more vacancies.  Spring Valley High School has 20 vacancies.

  • Figure 2: Total Teacher Vacancies in Washoe County

    Eleven schools in Washoe County reported six more teacher vacancies.  Spanish Springs High School reported eight vacancies, the highest number in the district.

  • Figure 3: Special Education Teacher Vacancies in Clark County

    Thirty-eight percent of all teacher vacancies in the Clark County School District’s elementary and middle schools are special education vacancies, and many of these are for autism specialists.

  • Figure 4: Special Education Teacher Vacancies in Washoe County

    Forty percent of the 240 reported teacher vacancies in Washoe County are for special education positions.

  • Figure 5: Title I School Teacher Vacancies in Clark County

    More than 80 percent of the total teacher vacancies are for positions at Title I schools in CCSD.

  • Figure 6: Title I School Teacher Vacancies in Washoe County

    Nearly half of all teacher vacancies in Washoe County are at Title I schools.

  • Figure 7: Title I School Special Education Teacher Vacancies in Clark County

    Six Title I schools in Clark County reported five or more special education teacher vacancies.

  • Figure 8: Title I School Special Education Teacher Vacancies in Washoe County

    Stead and Robert Mitchell Elementary Schools, both of which receive Title I funding, reported three special education teacher vacancies.

  • Figure 9: Zoom and Victory School Teacher Vacancies in Clark County

    In some cases, Zoom and Victory schools are able to use their additional funding to provide teacher incentives. The vacancy rate at these schools is 21 percent, well below the district average.

  • Figure 10: Zoom and Victory School Teacher Vacancies in Washoe County

    Eight of the 15 schools designated as Zoom or Victory Schools in Washoe County reported only one teacher vacancy.

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