Florence Drake Elementary School History

This school was named in honor of Florence Drake, a teacher in Washoe County. Mrs. Drake taught at the North Truckee School in Sparks beginning in 1917. She retired in 1941 after 24 years of outstanding teaching.


Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Brent G. Abbott Vern Cartwright
Archie W. Clayton Lloyd Diedrichsen
Ernest M. Johnson Fred S. Keiper, Jr.
William A. O’Brien, III Edward L. Pine
Edward S. Reed, Jr. Agnes Risley
Frank C. Stokes Maurice J. Sullivan
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Procter R. Hug, Sr.
Opening Date: 1963
Architect: Jack A. Means
Contractor: Hardesty and Sons, Inc.
Construction Cost: $139,329
Square Footage: 31,882
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1963, AL 5963
First Principal: Roger S. Trounday
Physical Building Description:
Cinder block, single story construction with multiple buildings and exterior circulation.