Vision, Mission, Belief Statements

VISION STATEMENT We envision a highly effective district-wide safe and orderly Professional Learning Community that results in a premier school of highly engaged and highly motivated students preparing for High School and 21st Century College, Career and Citizenship responsibilities.

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to create a safe and orderly environment with a highly effective PK-8 district-wide Professional Learning Community that appropriately delivers NVCCSS to a rural student population that will result in a 100% graduation of eighth grade students adequately prepared for High School responsibilities.


  1. WE BELIEVE that all students can learn at high levels.

  2. WE BELIEVE that this can best be achieved by becoming and performing as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). We will be guided by three questions: A. What is it we want our students to learn? B. How will we know our students have learned? C. What will we do when they do not learn?

  3. WE BELIEVE in providing a learning environment that fosters citizenship, a high level of health and physical fitness; and one that supports a moral/ethical approach to the challenges of our current society, to college and to career readiness.

  4. WE BELIEVE in providing a learning environment that fosters respect for social and individual diversity.

  5. WE BELIEVE that “Family and Community Engagement in Public Schools” is critical to student success.

Office Schedule

Monday through Thursday, Fridays when school is in session

7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Dyer Office 775-572-3250

Goldfield Office 775-485-6352


In partnership with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the SafeVoice program provides students a safe place to submit tips concerning their own safety or that of others. A fully trained professional team of experts responds in an appropriate manner 24/7/365. Tips always stay anonymous. The SafeVoice reporting system can be accessed by clicking on this link: or calling 833-216-SAFE. District SafeVoice Coordinator is Linda Kile.


14 days ago

Esmeralda County School District

James D. Fossett, Superintendent, EsCSD

Physical Address
Goldfield:  5th & Ramsey, Goldfield, NV 89013
Dyer:  MM 11 Hwy 264, Dyer, Nevada 89010
Mailing:  P.O. Box 129
Dyer, Nevada 89010
Goldfield Office 775-485-6382

Goldfield Office Fax 775-485-3511
Dyer Office 775-572-3250
Dyer Office Fax 775-572-3310

Dr. M. Neil Terhune

*A translated copy of this document will be made available upon request by calling 775-572-3250. 

* Una copia traducida de este documento estará disponible a pedido llamando al 775-572-3250.

Superintendent’s Board Report for April 2024   

James D. Fossett, Superintendent

Important Dates:

Goldfield Literacy Night/Book Fair Mar. 28th-Apr. 4th - Literacy night & bookfair

Dyer Literacy Night/Book Fair Apr. 4th-15th - Literacy night & bookfair

Easter Week Late Start April 1st - School Starts at 10:00 AM

School Board Meeting April 9th  - Goldfield 5:00 PM

SBAC Testing Apr. 22th-May 2nd  - Exact Testing Dates Announced Locally

General Comments: During quarter 4 many unique activities are coming up, to include MAPS testing, SBAC testing, Mustang Round Up, EsCSD Track Meet, and graduations. We are excited to see all of our friends from the community and will post to our website, Facebook, and letters home about important events, celebrations, and special events. 

PLC/Safety Committee: As staff have worked together one critical component is how those relationships are working. From our latest District Climate Survey, EsCSD has rated excellent in all 5 categories! This is an accomplishment we are proud to announce. 

District Facilities and Bus Update: The new bus for Goldfield is finally arriving. April marks not only the arrival of our new wheelchair equipped bus for Goldfield, but also the purchase and delivery of our newest bus in the Dyer fleet of buses. We have also successfully liquidated many older vehicles, including 3 buses headed to Belize in Central America to provide transportation to people who need them.

Superintendent/Board: Superintendents are working on modifications to our end of year mandatory testing. Along with NDE and the Governor, we are reducing the overload of required testing to a more manageable level. The superintendent has visited every classroom in the district multiple times, and both classrooms and teachers are working hard, and do great things. EsCSD is a district its families can  be proud of.

Notice of Nondiscrimination


Esmeralda County School District (“District”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activities operated by the District. The District is prohibited from such discrimination by Title IX, and the prohibition against such discrimination extends to employment.
The District’s Title IX Coordinator(s):

Primary Jasmine Simental, District Coordinator, Esmeralda County School District PO Box 335, Dyer, NV 89010 775-572-3250 Secondary Winifred L. Sanderson, HR, Esmeralda County School District PO Box 129, Dyer, NV 89010 775-572-3250

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202, or both.