JWood Raw Elementary School
A new elementary school is slated to open in southeast Reno in August 2023. The new school will be a similar design to the recent elementary schools that have opened. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2022.
On March 29, 2022 the Board of Trustees voted to name the school JWood Raw Elementary School, after a former WCSD teacher and principal who served the district for more than 30 years.
- Location: 10600 Green Pasture Drive, Reno NV
- Architect: H+K Architects
- Contractor: Martin-Harris/Group West Construction, A Joint Venture
- Cost: $46.625 Million
- Capacity: 657 students
- Namesake: Mr. Raw worked for the Washoe County School District for 37 years, from 1952 to 1989. He worked as a teacher at Sun Valley Elementary School, and an industrial arts teacher at what was then Sparks Junior High School, before joining George Dilworth Middle School, first as vice principal in 1958 and then as principal in 1966. He retired from the school district in 1989 and passed away in 2011. Mr. Raw also served in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator during WWII.