Completed Projects

  • Washoe County School District (WCSD) has invested nearly $1 billion in building new schools, rebuilding schools, and renovating schools since the 2016 capital funding ballot initiative in Washoe County passed in 2016!

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    To date, WCSD has built 7 new schools, rebuilt 2 schools, and completed major renovations, additions, and upgrades at 2 schools. Thank you to the voters in our county who made this important and impactful work a reality.

    WCSD’s first major expansion project was at Damonte Ranch High School, where in 2017, 22 classrooms were added to address overcrowding and leave room for growth. In August 2019, three new schools opened - the first new schools in a decade - Sky Ranch Middle School in Spanish Springs, Desert Skies Middle School in Sun Valley, and Nick Poulakidas Elementary School in south Reno. In August 2020, two more schools opened - Marce Herz Middle School in south Reno and John Bohach Elementary School in Spanish Springs. In August 2021, Michael Inskeep Elementary School in Cold Springs opened its doors. 

    Procter Hug High School opened a brand-new campus in August 2022. The district is constructing a new career and technical education academy, the Debbie Smith CTE Academy, on the site of the former Hug High School. Construction on the new William O'Brien Middle School, rebuilt next to the existing school, and the expansion and upgrades at Darell Swope Middle School were completed in 2022 and 2023 respectively. Most recently, we opened JWood Raw Elementary School. The school opened in August 2023, is located within the Damonte Ranch Planned Unit Development, and relieves overcrowding in south Reno elementary schools.  

    In addition, WCSD completed an expansion project at our Nutrition Services facility. This 31,619 square-foot expansion included a new cooler for food storage, four new loading docks for food deliveries and pickups, a second story administrative office, and upgrades in the front desk area and breakroom. The project was completed in 2019. 

    All of the new schools, rebuilt schools, and renovated school buildings comply with the most recent energy standards, and include energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems, as well as ground-source heat pumps. The new buildings also include up-to-date safety and security features. These schools have reduced overcrowding in schools across Washoe County.

    Details on the completed school and facility projects are available, and we invite you to review this information.