School Name History:
Mrs. Agnes Risley taught in Nevada schools from 1946-1963. She began her longhistory of service on local school boards as a member of the Sparks School Board #29. Mrs. Risley served for ten years on the Sparks Board before being appointed to the newly created Washoe County School District Board of Trustees in 1956. She was a dedicated member of the Board until 1962. While a member of the Board, she held the position of
clerk for seven consecutive years.
Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Brent G. Abbott Vern Cartwright
Elizabeth Cassard Lloyd Diedrichsen
Lawrence Mellott William A. O’Brien, III
Edward L. Pine Edward C. Reed, Jr.
Frank C. Stokes
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Procter R. Hug, Sr.
Opening Date: 1964
Architect: Jack A. Means
Contractor: Harrington Construction Company
Construction Cost: $276,629
Square Footage: 31,894
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1966, AL 5966
First Principal: Ted Lokke
Physical Building Description:
Cinder block, single story construction with multiple classroom buildings and exterior