Award Year: 2018

Roy Gomm Elementary School

4000 Mayberry Drive
Reno, NV, 89519-2132

(775) 333-5000

Mr. John Sutherland, Principal at time of Nomination

Washoe County School District

School Website

Mission

To provide students with a safe, challenging and positive learning environment helping students to achieve his or her potential and to become tolerant, productive, and independent citizens or our community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 76%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 6%
Application
Roy Gomm students actively participate in their education.

Roy Gomm students actively participate in their education.

Roy Gomm Elementary School opened its doors for the first time in September 1966 on the western edge of Reno, Nevada. The school's namesake was a longtime educator in Northern Nevada who passed in June of 1966. Gomm Elementary serves 474 students from kindergarten through sixth grade. The school has two Comprehensive Life Skills classes for students with intellectual and/or physical disabilities and two SWAS (School Within a School) classes for highly gifted students. Roy Gomm Elementary is part of the Washoe County School District, which serves over 64,000 students.

Our mission is to provide students with a safe, challenging and positive learning environment helping students to achieve their potential and to become tolerant, productive, and independent citizens of our community. Our entire school community is committed to achieving this mission. Teachers hold high expectations for students, both academically and socially, and our parents support the teachers and the school through volunteering and fundraising.

The Roy Gomm community is full of passionate and dedicated individuals. Five of our teachers and our counselor are National Board Certified and our parents are highly involved and engaged. High academic achievement is just one characteristic of the school. Through community service, art and health education, and social acceptance, students receive a well-rounded education and go on to middle and high school where they continue to excel.