Earl Wooster High School History

This school is named in honor of Earl Wooster, a Reno School District Superintendent. From 1956 to 1959 he served as the first Superintendent of the Washoe County School District. He was a Nevada educator for 37 years, from 1922 to 1959, and was also a Principal at Reno High School.

First Graduating Class: 1964
Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Brent Abbott Earl J. Avansino
James Burke Archie W. Clayton
Lloyd Diedrichsen Robert A. Drake
Ernest M. Johnson Fred S. Kieper, Jr.
William A. O’Brien, III Edward L. Pine
Edward C. Reed, Jr. Agnes Risley
Maurice J. Sullivan Gordon R. Thompson
Robert C. Youtz

Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Procter R. Hug, Sr.
Opening Date: 1962
Architect: Ferris, Erskine and Calef
Contractor: Walker Boudwin Construction Co./McKenzie Construction, Inc.
(A joint venture)
Construction Cost: $3,087,228
Square Footage: 198,045
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1962, AL 5962
First Principal: Ed Dodson
Physical Building Description:
A campus plan with multiple single story, cinder block buildings with both exterior, covered walkway between buildings and interior hallways in each building. The facility has two gymnasiums, a theater, a library, and cafeteria, and lab/shop rooms, in addition to general purpose classrooms.