JWood Raw Elementary School

  • The new JWood Raw Elementary School opened in August 2023.

    The new elementary school in south Reno, JWood Raw Elementary School, is completed and they opened their doors to students on August 14, 2023. This new school is similar in design to the district's other recently opened elementary schools. 

    JWood Raw Elementary School is located in the Damonte Ranch community and is helping to alleviate overcrowding at elementary schools in that area. This school has a capacity of 745 students.  

    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. 

    WCSD celebrated the opening of JWood Raw Elementary School at a ribbon-cutting ceremony which you invite you to watch.

Quick Facts

    • 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.