Good teachers are the ones that people remember throughout their lives. In fact, there are few jobs that offer a better chance to make a significant impact than teaching. For our money, the best city in the United States for teaching jobs is Henderson, Nevada.
It’s easy to forget that there are parts of Nevada that aren’t Las Vegas, but Henderson has a lot to offer. However, there’s a lot more to the state than neon lights, showgirls, and gambling. Keep reading to learn why we think job-seeking teachers should move there.
Henderson is located in Clark County, Nevada, about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas. That means it’s close enough to Vegas for you to head there for a night of fun, but not so close that you won’t be able to get away from the bright lights.
You may not have heard of Henderson, but it’s the second-largest city in Nevada with an estimated population of 285,000 people. Despite its large size, it’s a safe place to live and a wonderful place to raise a family. It has been singled out as one of the safest cities in America.
The city is in a desert climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. While snow is rare there, it’s not impossible for the city to see some accumulation in the cooler months.
Teaching Jobs in Henderson
Henderson is part of the Clark County School District, a large district that encompasses both Las Vegas and Henderson. As such, there are many public schools located in and around Henderson, as well as public schools and colleges.
All told, Henderson Nevada is home to:
- 29 elementary schools
- 9 middle schools
- 9 high schools (4 private)
Included in these numbers are several highly-rated charter schools and private schools. As mentioned earlier, Henderson is also within easy driving distance of Las Vegas and schools in unincorporated Clark County.
For those who seek college-level teaching jobs, the opportunities are also many. Several colleges have campuses located in Henderson, including Nevada State College, Roseman University of Health Sciences, and the Art Institute of Las Vegas.
Other Jobs in Henderson
While we have chosen to highlight the teaching jobs in Henderson, there are ample employment opportunities there for family members in other professions. Some of the other key industries in the area are manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and financial services.
The average cost of living in Henderson is close to the US median in most areas, although housing in the area is expensive due to the city’s proximity to Las Vegas.
The median household income is $63,120, and the median home value is $219,400. With the abundance of high-paying jobs in the area, the poverty rate is low and overall, the city is a safe and affordable place to live.
Culture and Other Considerations
There’s plenty to do in Henderson. The city has 64 parks, plus a variety of pools, golf courses, and recreational centers. There are restaurants, movie theaters, and concert venues – plus the city is close enough to head to Vegas for a show if the urge strikes you.
Anybody who is in search of a teaching job would do well to consider Henderson. It’s a safe, diverse, and thriving city – and a great place to live and teach.