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CCSD’s portable classrooms by the numbers


Sam Morris

Portable classrooms take up extra outdoor space at Del Webb Middle School Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.

More than 28,000 Clark County elementary schoolchildren go to class every day in a portable. These students represent about a fifth of the 149,515 elementary school students in the Clark County School District.

There are 1,282 portables at elementary schools, 166 portables at middle schools and 215 portables at high schools.

On average, the district estimates each portable classroom holds about 22 students. However, sometimes there are more than 30 students crammed into a portable.

Kindergarten and special-education students don’t use portables. District officials discourage principals from placing first- and second-grade students in portable classrooms.

The average Las Vegas Valley elementary school has six portable classrooms.

There are 156 valley elementary schools that have at least one portable. Fifty-two of them have more than 10 portables.

Here are the 12 Las Vegas Valley elementary schools with the most portables:

  • Culley 20 portables
  • Lake 20 portables
  • Ronzone 20 portables
  • Wright 20 portables
  • Craig 19 portables
  • Bell 18 portables
  • Long 18 portables
  • Reedom 18 portables
  • Wynn 18 portables
  • Ira Earl 17 portables
  • Hewetson 17 portables
  • Treem 17 portables

The School District has 150 Las Vegas Valley elementary schools that are over capacity, which means that they have more students than the schools were designed to hold. Fifty-two elementary schools are under capacity.

Here are the 12 schools that are the most crowded in Las Vegas, according to the district:

  • Ronzone 81.4 percent over capacity
  • Cox 77.6 percent over capacity
  • Wynn 76.9 percent over capacity
  • Long 71.1 percent over capacity
  • Treem 70.1 percent over capacity
  • Cortez 64.8 percent over capacity
  • Lake 64.6 percent over capacity
  • Fong 61.9 percent over capacity
  • Culley 60.9 percent over capacity
  • Crestwood 60.8 percent over capacity
  • Bell 60.7 percent over capacity
  • Cunningham 58.3 percent over capacity

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