Dorothy Lemelson Academy was once Sierra Vista Elementary School. In 2013 the School was remodeled and open as Dorothy Lemelson S.T.E.M. Academy.
NOTE: The information below was compiled before the school was remodeled and renamed.
School: Sierra Vista Elementary School
School Name History:
This school was named for the housing development that surrounded it.
Reno School District Board of Trustees:
Lloyd N. Bowen Raymond E. Marks
Glen E. Myers William C. Sanford
Gordon R. Thompson
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Opening Date: 1950 (With additions in 1955 and 1988)
Architect: Edward S. Parsons
Contractor: Walker Boudwin Company
Construction Cost: $110,316
Square Footage: 25,853
Cornerstone Dates: None found
First Principal: Isabelle Moe, Teaching Principal, 1955
Physical Building Description:
The original building was a former military building moved to the site. It is constructed of wooden framing and plaster with interior circulation. Subsequent additions consisted of a cinderblock multi-classroom addition with exterior circulation and a steel and wood modular building with interior circulation.