• Education

    We believe in lifelong learning and our educational facilities reinforce our commitment to the environment, the economy and the community.

    Lake Tahoe Community College, which started in a motel 40 years ago, has evolved into a technical and career training school. The courses are as varied as the diverse student body including renowned firefighter and culinary academies. Community education courses draw on the environment and range from avalanche safety and wilderness first-responder to photography and fitness.

    There are two high schools on the South Shore, Whittell High in Nevada and South Tahoe High School in California. South Tahoe High School recently underwent a huge transformation and is now home to the Tahoe Arts and Design Academy, sports medicine, dental assisting and auto shop programs. 

    For primary education, Bijou offers a Spanish language immersion program and the Meyers Magnet School teaches children about science. These schools help children build a solid foundation to succeed later in life.

    For additional information about schools in the South Shore community, visit or call the following:

    Lake Tahoe Community College - 530.541.4660
    Lake Tahoe Unified School District - 530.541.2850
    Tahoe Montessori School - 530.544.1818
    Douglas County School District - 775.782.5134

    Educational Attainment

    Below is the educational attainment of South Shore residents. 

    Less than 9th grade: 7.8%

    9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 11.4%

    High School Grad: 22.7%

    Some college, no degree: 32.4%

    Associates: 7.1%

    Bachelor’s: 13.9%

    Grad/Prof degree: 4.8%

    Click here for some more statistics about the South Shore population.