(Carson City, NV)  —  The nation’s fifth-largest school district is making gains.

A report card from the Nevada Department of Education says Clark County’s graduation rate improved by seven-percent during the last school year, to 66%.  The number of truancies dropped by 50%.

There were an average of 23 students per teacher in each classroom last year, up slightly from 2010.  Clark County also spent a bit more on each student last year, with an average of just over $7700.

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