McQueen Logo
Safe and Sober  
Graduation Rates in Washoe Up for Fourth Consecutive Year, McQueen Tops District at 93%!
"We envision a community where all students engage in a rigorous, supportive, and well-rounded education to prepare them for further academic and career opportunities."
Core Beliefs
  • Academics - We believe ALL students should be directed to reach their highest level of academic achievement.
  • Behavior - We believe in promoting positive behaviors in order to improve discipline and academic performance for a diverse population.
  • Character - We believe in instilling good character, principles, and respect among students, teachers, administrators, and the McQueen community.
  • Drive - We believe in engaging students and cultivating strong study skills in order to improve graduation rates.
  • Announcements


    Follow McQ Online

    Lancer PRIDE is going viral!  Follow @ourlancerpride and @mcq_leadership for important news and updates, and chronicles of Lancer life and PRIDE at McQueen!  See you in the Twittersphere!  Also don’t forget to check the school website at for news, policies and other important school information.

    Lancer students – The book keeper is available to help all students before and after school, at lunch time, and in-between classes.  Remember, all students should be in class during class time.  

    Be a Good Neighbor—Attention Lancers! The management at the CVS store down the road are reporting their concern that some of our students have not been representing our school very well lately. If you go to CVS or any other local business during lunch, before or after school, please use respectful language and behavior, and clean up after yourselves. Failure to do so may result in our students being banned from that and other businesses. Please Lancers be good neighbors!

    Hey Lancer Family! You must have an off-campus pass to leave school. The only exception is during lunch. Please check in at the office for a pass—you must have parental permission. If you are off-campus without a pass you are truant! If you get sick during the school day you should go to the health office. Please do not just go home!

    Free Afterschool Tutoring: Lancers, do you need help with homework or a quiet place to study after school?  Feeling a little lost with that tricky Algebra concept or essay you’ve been working on?  Maybe you just need to work on your A+ course or complete that big research project you have due next week.  If you said yes to any of these questions, worry no more!  McQueen tutor Pablo wants to help you keep your grades on track.  Come see him for after school tutoring and study sessions in the Career Center once a week on Thursdays, from 2:35 until 4:00.  Everyone is welcome!


    Personal Property on Campus--A reminder, Washoe County School District and McQueen High School are not responsible for items brought to campus that are lost or stolen.  To prevent loss of property, please remember to keep valuable items and money either securely locked, or even safer, leave them at home.  If you lose anything at school alert SRO right away.  Otherwise, keep it secure or at home!  


    Restricted Access during School Hours--An important reminder, for safety reasons students are not allowed to access any areas of the football field or other athletic fields, gyms, and facilities during school hours, including lunch.  Please remain out of these areas at all times.  Thank you.


    Attention students – the condo units located directly across Lancer Street to the south of our school are private property.  Please be a good neighbor and refrain from walking through these areas.  Any students observed walking through these areas will be subject to consequences from SRO.”

    No Students on Blue Tile Hallways during Lunch

    Beginning second semester, there will be no students allowed on the blue tile areas in the 100 and 200 hallways during lunch.  There will be signage posted in these halls.  If you have arranged to sit in your teacher’s classrooms during lunch time this is still permitted, but please refrain from loitering in these hallways during lunch.


    Students: Did you pay your activity fee after you received your ID? If you did and want a new ID Please come to the office, with a picture of that receipt, at lunch and after school and we can make a new one for you. If you have lost your ID Please pay the bookkeeper $2 and bring the receipt to the office to get a new ID made.

    From Food Services: Lancers you must have your ID to get your meals. We are now using a barcode scanner. Also, please remember that the cafeteria kitchen closes at the 10 minute warning bell for both breakfast and lunch to allow time for you to finish eating and be on time for class  Breakfast service ends at 7:35 and lunch service ends at 11:48 or at 12:06 on Wednesdays.

     “Attention Lancers!  Be on time to every class for a chance to get our entire school an early out to lunch!  If we can go five days in a row with 95% or more of our students on time to their classes, we’ll get an early release to lunch.  The catch is, we have to go 5 days running.  So help our school get an early out.  Be on time!” 

    Attention AP students: Update on the Cost of the AP exams! The fees have changed to $93per exam for                 the 2017exams. No late charge has been placed on the tests yet.  You are now a month past due on the fees. You will not be eligible for prom tickets until all AP fees have been paid.   So don’t wait—Make your payment today!


    Spring Break: Drivers Education held at McQueen and sponsored by TMCC. Cost is $99. Register at  or call 829-9010 for more information. Please see Mr. Donnelly if you need help paying for this class. Need 3.0 GPA and financial need.

    Seniors did you miss picking up your invitations? Jostens left them with us. Come by the office to pick up your Jostens orders.

    If you think you are a leader, then this is for you! Leadership applications for next years ‘class are now available on the front counter of the main office and in room 115. Apply today to take part in Lancer Leadership! Applications are due tomorrow, March 15th in room 115.

    Do you want to do something fun this summer? There are Summer bowling leagues that play at the Coconut Bowl. Leagues play at different times all days of the week. For more information pick up a flyer at the main office or go to the web site:

    MCQUEEN’S MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION, Story theatre will be running March 15, 16, 17, & 18 @ 7PM. Tickets are available for $5 @ the door! Come and support the students who’ve spent so much time making theatre for you!

    NEVADA BOY’S STATE - Nevada Boys State (NBS) is a seven-day hands on leadership experience. The program draws together the best and brightest high school juniors to form a mock state that includes mock cities, elections, courts and government branches. If you are interested, please visit Deadline to apply is March 31st.


    Looking for another dodgeball tournament?  Grace Church is hosting a dodgeball on April 5th at 6:30 pm… Team names and rosters are due Sunday, April 2nd.  If you have an interest, see Coach Ehlen in the PE department for a flyer. 

    Hey Lancers! Are you the next Beyoncé or Justin Timberlake, and have the urge to compete around the world? Well if you do, then you should join choir to learn how it’s done! Come by room 507 by Friday for more information on our multiple trips, competitions, and activities; and remember, we’re not here to get it right, we’re here to get it real!

    On 3/15/17  the inaugural Northern Nevada Brain Bee competition took place at UNR.  This Brain Bee competition was the climax of an ongoing Brain Bee  learning series for high school students which was sponsored by UNR and the Society for Neuroscience.  A group of high school students have been meeting every month at the Discovery museum and learning about neuroscience, taught by UNR neuroscience   students.  At last night’s competition, the students took part in a Jeopardy challenge, a brain anatomy challenge and a written test. 


    The winners:       First place  Kyle Resicio  McQueen senior ---Second place Nicole Adams  McQueen senior

    Hey Lancers Registration is open: The lancer CommuniTeam have created the event team Lancers Against Cancer for the 17TH ANNUAL MOMS ON THE RUN. Come Join the McQueen High School Staff!
    Register at the Mom’s on the run site  Julie Wakefield has already registered to run the 5K and Diane Wood is doing the Bon Bon 5K walk. The WCSD Wellness program will reimburse you for the walk. For reimbursement go to You will pick up your own race materials.

    Here are your event team details For the Lancers against Cancer team:

    Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017
    Team Name: Lancers Against Cancer
    Team Password: mcqlancers



    Leadership:  On Wednesday in honor of the beginning of March Madness wear the jersey of your favorite team going to the Dance!

    Time for the next awesome read with the Blue Room Book Club – are you ready???  We are going to read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss next!!  And you have until April 4th to get through it – although I hear you don’t need that long!!  Pick it up now so you have it over spring break and join us at lunch on April 4th in Rm 121!!  Bring a friend!

    The Garden Club will be meeting in the big gym today @ lunch. 

    LGBT Fellowship & Allies club: Come Join the LGBT fellowship and allies Thursdays at lunch in room 104. Come with your friends for a good time.

    Math Circle:  Like to work on fun, challenging math problems, play strategy games?  Come check out the Math Circle. Tuesday’s in room 204.

    Smash Brothers’ club Meets every Wednesday at lunch in room 120


    Last time at McQueen: The Accuplacer for seniors will be given for the last time at McQueen on Wednesday, April 19th. Please sign up in the Career Center.

    Seniors, are you attending UNR in the fall and are eager to get started? Apply for the Summer Freshman Start Tuition Program and UNR will pay for 6 credits this summer. Awards are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, pick up a flyer in the Career Center.

    Reno Elks Lodge 597 is now accepting applications for their 3 $1500 scholarships.  Pick up and application in the Career Center or go to

    Great Clips is now accepting scholarship applications for cosmetology school. Go to to apply. Deadline is March 31st.

    KIDS University at UNR is looking for high school volunteers to help us with camp this summer! Camp dates will be June 12-July 28, 2017 and camp hours are from 7:30am-5:30pm.  Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 3 weeks during the summer and hours can be flexible.  Applications are due by 5pm on Monday, April 24.  For more information, visit

    Representatives from the Army will be in the Library Foyer at lunch on Wednesdays.

    Attention all Lancers! If you think scholarships are only for high school seniors, or only for college, think again. There are scholarships for students as young as 5th grade and scholarships for trade schools as well as colleges. The McQueen College & Career Center website at: has information about scholarships, including live links to apply. ACT, SAT, ASVAB testing, college representative visits and informational websites will also be listed. Seniors will receive a hard copy of the newsletter from their English teacher each month as this website is updated monthly.


    2017-18 On-line registration is open to all athletes. Go to Make sure to change the year on the main page.

    You must register on-line to participate in sports next year. Go ahead and register for all sports (fall, winter, & spring) for the year. If you have a brother or sister coming to McQueen Parents can add them to sports for next year also.


    Congrats to varsity softball for their victory over Douglas.

    Comments (-1)
Reno Orthopedic Clinic
The Reno Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to serve as the team physicians for McQueen High School and as the ImPACT Concussion testing provider for Washoe County School District.

Contact Us

    • Main Office Phone Number:  775-746-5880
    • Attendance Phone Number:  775-746-5880 opt. 0
    • Fax Number: 775-747-6883
    • WCSD Parent Hotline (Delayed Starts, Closures, Notifications) Phone Number:  775-334-8373
    • School Address:  6055 Lancer Street / Reno, NV / 89523
    • General E-Mail Address:
    Comments (-1)

Upcoming Events

  • There are no upcoming events to display.

View Calendar

Bullying & Discrimination Prohibited

The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination page.

For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.