Award Year: 2017

Pinon Hills Elementary School

1479 Stephanie Way
Minden, NV, 89423-9058

(775) 267-3622

Mr. Jason R. Reid, Principal at time of Nomination

Douglas County School District

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Pinon Hills Elementary parents, staff and community encourage all students to actively use their minds and bodies in striving for excellence in academics and citizenship.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 29%
PHES student council members raised funds and attached decorative cups to display our school motto of kindness!

PHES student council members raised funds and attached decorative cups to display our school motto of kindness!

Pinon Hills Elementary School is located in rural Carson Valley, Nevada. Within Douglas County School District we have incredible parent and community support. Our mission statement reflects our strength within our community.

We will inspire, empower and prepare all learners to achieve their life aspirations.

In addition to providing high quality instruction, our staff is extremely motivated to create a positive, engaging and supportive learning environment. The most significant influence on our school success is our efforts to successfully maintain an exceptional climate and school environment. We are known for our welcoming environment encouraging families to work with teachers to inspire and empower students. Our staff values establishing genuine relationships, and learn important details about our students. Staff members continuously make efforts to attend student events outside of school like recreational sporting events, concerts and drama productions. Every staff member is dedicated to utilizing the strategies of building character and enabling learners to reach their personal potential by connecting with each and every child on our campus.

Our philosophy with regards to high quality instruction is to be deliberate and systematic about meeting the needs of all students. Teachers exhibit expertise, enthusiasm, and instill a love of learning in their students. Our administration works diligently with all staff to assure strong instructional practices and provide opportunities to learn from each other. Staff continually improve through self-reflection and professional feedback, and strive to be innovative, creative, and compassionate.