School Name History:
Mamie Towles (1898-1961) was an outstanding teacher at Mt. Rose Elementary School from 1920 until 1935. She became Principal at Mt. Rose Elementary School in 1935 and served in that position until 1960.
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:
Proctor R. Hug, Sr.
Opening Date: 1965
Architect: Means & Gribben
Contractor: Hardesty and Son
Construction Cost: $466,955
Square Footage: 32,748
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1965, AL 5965
First Principal: Russell Rhodig
Physical Building Description: Cinder block, single story construction with multiple classroom buildings, exterior circulation, a multipurpose room/cafeteria and classrooms for grades K-6.