Washoe County School District
The Washoe County School District (WCSD) is a public school district providing public education to students in Washoe County, Nevada, including the cities of Reno and Sparks, and the unincorporated communities of Verdi, Incline Village, and Gerlach. The Washoe County School District is the second largest school district in Nevada with approximately 63,000 students enrolled in 93 schools.
A board of seven elected trustees governs the Washoe county School District. The 2012 president of the WCSD Board of Trustees is Ken Grein. The 2012 Vice President of the WCSD Board of Trustees is John Mayer, and the 2012 Clerk of the Board of Trustees is Estela Gutierrez. The trustees appoint a superintendent to lead the district in day-to-day operations.
The current superintendent of the Washoe County School District is Pedro Martinez, MBA, CPA. Mr. Martinez had previously worked for the District between 2009 and 2011 as a Deputy Superintendent and was instrumental in the development of the District's strategic plan.
Immediately before his appointment as Superintendent, Mr. Martinez was the Deputy Superintendent of the Clark County School District in Southern Nevada, the fifth largest school district in the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Martinez served as a Regional Superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third largest school district.
Prior to his service in the field of education, Mr. Martinez served as a director of finance and technology at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and as an audit manager at both Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Martinez is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) after completing an Accounting degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and has an MBA from DePaul University.
The WCSD currently has 64 elementary schools, a special education school, 14 middle schools, 13 comprehensive high schools, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) High School, Washoe innovations High School (an alternative school) and the Academy of Arts Careers and Technology.
- Damonte Ranch High School
- Galena High School
- Hug High School
- I Can Do Anything Charter High School
- Incline High School
- Robert McQueen High School
- North Valleys High School
- Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology
- Reno High School
- Truckee Meadows Community College High School
- Washoe High School
- Earl Wooster High School
- Edward C. Reed High School
- Spanish Springs High School
- Sparks High School
- Cold Springs
- Jesse Beck
- Caughlin Ranch
- Desert Heights
- Donner Springs
- Double Diamond
- Roy Gomm
- Hidden Valley
- Hunter Lake
- Jesse Hall
- Lena Juniper
- Lemmon Valley
- Elizabeth Lenz
- Lincoln Park
- Echo Loder
- Mount Rose
- Picollo Special Education School
- Pleasant Valley
- Sierra Vista
- Silver Lake
- Alice Smith
- Kate Smith
- Spanish Springs
- Sun Valley
- Van Gorder
- Veterans Memorial
- Incline Elementary
2013 Sparks Middle School shooting
A student opened fire at Sparks Middle School, a Washoe County School District school. Two students were critically injured, and a teacher was fatally shot while trying to intervene with the student. The gunman then committed suicide by shooting himself. Students from the school were evacuated and were placed at Sparks High School, where they held until they were picked up by their guardians.
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- Washoe County School District