For the 19th consecutive year, the Clark County School District's Music Education Program has been honored by the National Association of Music Merchants as one of the Best Communities for Music Education.
The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
To qualify for the Best Communities designation, CCSD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.
Of the five largest school districts in the nation, CCSD is the only district that requires all elementary students to receive music instruction from a certified music teacher. Additionally, CCSD has the largest Mariachi program in the nation, and the district’s musical ensembles have been selected to perform in every national music conference throughout the U.S.