E. Otis Vaughn, (1883-1954), for whom this school was named, was principal of Reno High School from 1918-1935. He became Superintendent of Reno District #10 from 1935-1944. He organized the first troop of Boy Scouts in the state of Nevada and was an advocate for vocational trade courses for high school students.
Reno School District Board of Trustees:
Robert A. Drake
Glen E. Myers
Silas E. Ross, Jr.
William C. Sanford
Gordon R. Thompson
Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Earl Avansino James F. Burke
Archie Clayton Fred S. Keiper, Jr.
Edward L. Pine Edward C. Reed, Jr.
Agnes Risley Maurice J. Sullivan
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Opening Date: 1956
Architect: Ferris & Erskine
Contractor: Frank Capriotti
Construction Cost: $878,888
Square Footage: 68,119
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1956, AL 5956
First Principal: Darrell Swope
Physical Building Description:
Cinder block, single story construction with interior circulation corridors, a gymnasium, a library, multipurpose room/cafeteria and lab rooms in addition to general purpose classrooms.