Spanish Springs Elementary School History

School: Spanish Springs Elementary School
School Name History:
The name Spanish Springs was first used by a group of Mexican settlers in this valley to the north of Sparks. In late prehistoric times, the area was the boundary line between the Washoe native people to the west and the Northern Paiute native people to the east. During the 1850s, the Beckwourth Road led settlers northwest from the Truckee Meadows through Spanish Springs Pass and to the headwaters of the middle fork of the Feather River. The school takes its name from the valley in which it was built.


Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Robert Bentley Margie Broderick
Rusty Crook Doranna Goodnight
Robert Kirchner J. Kay Loudon
Judith Moss Lezlie Porter
Edward Van Gorder Michael Wright
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Mary Nebgen
Opening Date: 1994
Architect: Sheehan Van Woert
Contractor: United Construction Company
Construction Cost: $5,185,830
Square Footage: 56,358
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1994, AL 5994
First Principal: Roberta Lawson
Physical Building Description:
Cinder block, single story construction with interior circulation corridors, library, multipurpose room/cafeteria, and classrooms for K-6.