Award Year: 2018
Mount Rose aims to collaboratively create a community of intercultural understanding by guiding students to become leaders who are challenged to reach their highest potential.
- Black/African American: 2%
- White: 51%
- Hispanic: 36%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 2%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 7%
- ELL: 9%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 46%
Mount Rose Elementary School is a K-8 school founded in 1911, and is the oldest operating school in the Washoe County School District. Located in downtown Reno, Nevada, we serve a unique and diverse population of students. Our mission is to "collaboratively create a community of intercultural understanding by guiding students to become leaders who are challenged to reach their highest potential." Our focus is on interdisciplinary instruction based on standards, inquiry, and service learning to inspire students to become reflective and compassionate citizens who will help create a more peaceful and educated world. We are a K-8 Dual Language Spanish Immersion school focusing on school-wide college and career readiness, foreign language beginning in kindergarten, and an intense focus on school culture and relationships with every student and parent/guardian and community member in our school and community. Through these relationships and an intense focus on our mission statement, we have overcome the challenges we face including a high population of children in transition as well as a high free/reduced lunch population.