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Billinghurst Middle School

  • B.D. Billinghurst Middle School, named after prominent Nevada educator B.D. Billinghurst, has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1930. Established to serve the educational needs of the community, the school has continually evolved to meet the changing demands of middle school education. Over the years, B.D. Billinghurst Middle School has maintained a commitment to academic excellence, student development, and community involvement, fostering a supportive and dynamic learning environment for all its students. The school has a pedigree of successful and innovative leaders that have shaped and cultivated a rich system of values outlined below.

    Mission Statement:

    We are bold students, educators, families, and leaders that embrace each other by cultivating a welcoming, safe, and respectful environment that prioritizes building positive relationships.

    We are dedicated to providing rigorous instruction and maintaining high expectations in order to empower all students with the knowledge, resilience, integrity, and confidence to be successful leaders of the future. 

    We are BIGHORNS!

    Ken Vaughn Attributes:

    Principal Ken Vaughn opened the Northwest location in 1990. Mr. Vaughn died in 1996, but his legacy of learning and doing what is best for students lives on in leaders like you!

    Ken Vaughn…

    • Had a vision for his life, family, and school.
    • Used clear thinking to achieve his goals.
    • Was nicknamed the “eternal optimist”, because of his positivity.
    • Had the ability to make those around him become better people.
    • Demonstrated kindness, good will, and modesty.
    • Was purposed, focused, and highly motivated.
    • Worked with a sense of mission.
    • Had integrity, reputation, and quality relationships.
    • Was articulate and thought carefully before he spoke
    • Worked to make himself a better person every day in every way.

    “Once you have the Bighorn Attitude you never lose it”-Ken Vaughn

    Bighorn Attitude:

    • Believing in yourself
    • Maintaining a positive work ethic
    • Teamwork
    • Sacrifice
    • Never put others down
    • Learn from defeat
    • Accepting constructive criticism


    • Tolerance
    • School esteem
    • Honesty
    • Leadership
    • Seek Challenges
    • High Personal Standards
    • Have the courage to be different


Prepare for the 2024-2025 School Year

  • Online Registration

    We are getting ready for the 2024-2025 school year. We need families to complete the annual online registration through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal before we are able to build your child's schedule. Be an early registrant and complete your online registration to help us be prepared for the coming school year.

    The School Choice (formerly called the variance) process will be part of the online registration process. If you are interested in School Choice options, complete your online registration as soon as possible.

    If your student is a future Billinghurst 6th, 7th or 8th grader and you are moving out of our zone or state, please contact our Registrar or call the office (775-746-5870) to delete your enrollment for the coming school year. This will help us with our variance, scheduling and reporting processes.


    All incoming 7th graders will be required to receive the Tdap and MCV4 immunizations prior to starting the first day of 7th grade. There is no grace period for these immunizations. Make sure your child’s start of the year is not disrupted. Contact the Community Health AllianceWashoe County Health Department or your personal health care provider.

    In partnership with Community Health Alliance and Immunize Nevada, the Washoe County School District invites families to the immunization clinics for students needing the required vaccines for the next school year. The clinics will be held at various high school locations during July and August and are open to children five and older. A parent or legal guardian must be present for a child to receive their vaccines. Health insurance is not required. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are welcome—book appointments with Community Health Alliance by following this link. This video shows how to book your appointment. Community Health Alliance will raffle DoorDash gift cards to families that stop by their registration table after getting the vaccines.

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    Please visit Student Records Request for more information and to place your order.

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