Galena High School History

This school is geographically named for the original town of Galena established in 1860 west of the school site. The town was a center for mining and logging and had a population of 400. It had a one room school that was destroyed in a fire in 1867. A second school was constructed in 1908 by the Callahan Family near the original Galena
town site and still stands as a County park facility. That school remained in operation as a separate school district until 1952. The 70 acre property for the present school was donated by the Nell J. Redfield Foundation.
First Graduating Class: 1994
Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Bill H. Bowden Kevin Christiansen
Doranna D. Goodnight Douglas Roman Hill
Robert E. Kirchner J. Kay Loudon
Judith Moss Virginia Palmer
Lezlie N. Porter Edward Van Gorder
Robert G. Whittemore Michael A. Wright
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Marvin Moss Mary Nebgen
Opening Date: 1992
Architect: Dolven Simpson Associates
Contractor: United Construction Company
Construction Cost: $15,053,138
Square Footage: 219,902
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1992, AL 5992
First Principal: Jaculine Jones
Physical Building Description:
Single-story with a combination cinder block and precast concrete panel construction. It has interior circulation corridors, a courtyard (also used for circulation), two gymnasiums, a theater, a library, a cafeteria, and lab/shop rooms, in addition to general purpose classrooms.