Sun Valley Elementary School History

School: Sun Valley Elementary School
School Name History:
This school was the first school built in Sun Valley, located to the north of Reno and Sparks. The Sun Valley School was the district’s pilot school for year round education in1972.


Reno School District Board of Trustees:
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Opening Date: 1951
Architect: Russell Clopine, Raymond Hellman
Contractor: Not known
Construction Cost: $140,425
Square Footage: 47,143
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1972, AL 5972
First Principal: Lois Allen
Physical Building Description:
1951 – Former Stead Airbase barracks put on property
1959 – First new unit built. Cinder block, single story construction with multiple classroom buildings and exterior circulation.