School Naming

Now accepting applicants for our School Naming Committee. This committee will recommend names for all upcoming schools to WCSD’s Board of Trustees.

Once the committee is formed, this page will include an online submission form for name suggestions for each new school that the committee will be working on. We will announce the opening of each name submission via our social media accounts.

School Naming Committee

Mission Statement

As a committee to the Board of Trustees, the function of the School Naming Committee is to select and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees proposed names of new schools and, when appropriate, the renaming of an existing school .  Naming and renaming efforts shall be conducted as a cooperative effort between the District, the involved school(s) and the community. The District will take advantage of every opportunity to involve the community in applicable phases of the naming process.


  • Apply

    To apply, please submit your application, letter of intent and resume, not later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, to:
    • via Email
    • By Mail:Washoe County School District, Board Services Department, PO Box 30425, Reno, NV 89520
    • By Fax: 775-348-0304In Person:
    • In Person: Washoe County School District, Board Services Department,425 East 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512


    The voting membership of the School Naming Committee consists of eleven (11) voting members as follows

    1. One (1) District representative, selected by the Superintendent;
    2. Seven (7) parents/guardians or members of the community: one (1) each from Trustee districts A, B, C, D E, F, and G;
    3. One (1) student from a District high school; and
    4. Two (2) at-large members from any of the above categories.