Award Year: 2019

Hunter Lake Elementary School

909 Hunter Lake Drive
Reno, NV, 89509-2404

(775) 333-5040

Ms. Amanda McWilliams, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Washoe County School District

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Mission

Hunter Lake Elementary School strives for academic excellence through collaboration and a shared vision of student success. Learning is a joint effort between students, teachers, and parents.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 54%
  • Hispanic: 28%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 9%
Application
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Hunter Lake Collage

Hunter Lake Elementary School opened in 1955 and is located in southwest Reno. Our school serves 400 students, many of whom come from weekly motels and trailer parks within our district of 64,000 students. Over the past several years, our school has seen drastic change in school demographics and poverty. Although we are located in a historically affluent area, our Free and Reduced lunch status has exceeded 50 percent for several years. Currently, Hunter Lake is classified as Title I - Unfunded.

Our school houses the PASS Program (A School within a School), which supports and educates the most impacted students with emotional and behavioral needs from all elementary schools throughout our district.

Hunter Lake Elementary School strives for academic excellence through collaboration and a shared vision of student success. Learning is a joint effort between students, teachers, and parents. "It Takes Teamwork to Make the Dream Work," is our motto, and each day we create a collaborative network of support to assure that every child grows and achieves to their individualized potential.

Throughout our building, you will find a staff who is dedicated to developing the most prepared and thoughtful citizens that we are able to present to the world. Each of us believes in our hearts that students cannot be limited by their zip codes, their addresses, their home lives, or any other factors, except the qualities that make them outstanding and unique. Together with parents and the community, we are prepared to have our students make their mark on society and grow into the next generation of adults who will change the world for us all.