Darrel Swope Middle School

  • The Swope Middle School expansion and renovation project will be complete in2022. 

    Construction is underway and will continue through 2022. The project includes a new gym and basketball courts, a new two-story classroom building, a new kitchen, and renovations to the older section of the building including an updated HVAC system. 

    To stay up to date on the construction project, sign up for emails about Swope at http://bit.ly/SwopeProject.  

    Roadwork Update as of April 29, 2022 

    We have received updated information from the City of Reno and Granite Construction regarding the roadwork on Sherwood Drive.

    At this point in time, Granite is planning to begin roadway removal from now through April 29th. Access to Sherwood Drive will be provided, but this access will mostly be on a dirt roadway.

    Asphalt paving is scheduled to begin May 5th. One-way access will be provided for all parent drop-off and pick-up on Sherwood through the morning of Friday, May 10th. 

    The afternoon of Friday, May 10th, Sherwood Drive will be closed for student pick-up. Keele Drive will be open for pick up at the front of the building, but the area will be congested with traffic being diverted to this street. Please consider a plan to have students picked up at an alternate location. 

    Click to download a map of the impacted roads

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Quick Facts

    • Location: 901 Keele Drive, Reno 89509
    • Architect: Architects Plus 
    • Contractor: United Construction
    • Capacity: Expected to increase from 773 to 1117
    • Cost: $52.7 million approved by the Board of Trustees