School Name Committee

The purpose of this committee is to review naming nominations for unnamed Clark County School District facilities, including schools, central office locations, and areas within schools (for example, libraries and sports facilities).

The School Name Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Chairperson and Board of School Trustees representative, Deanna Wright
  • Board of School Trustees representative, Chris Garvey
  • CCSD administrator representative, Angela Tripp
  • CCSD teacher representative, Beatriz Romero
  • Parent representative, Jenn Blackhurst
  • Community representative, Cindy Dreibelbis
  • Community representative, Bob Brown.

One of the highest honors bestowed upon an individual who has made an everlasting impact in the Clark County community is to become a school namesake. The motivation for this naming opportunity is to honor educators, students, and community leaders of the highest character, while providing Clark County school children with role models, and a sense of the rich history and diversity of the Southern Nevada community.

Clark County School District Policy 7223 Naming of Schools and Education-Related Facilities, outlines the criteria for naming District facilities and portions of facilities, the selection process, and the make-up of the School Name Committee.

Questions may be directed to Community and Government Relations at 702-799-1080 or via email at

Call for Nominations - New Elementary Schools

In the 2015 Legislative Session, the Nevada State Legislature approved a change in the way school districts in Nevada can access funds to construct new schools and renovate existing ones. Because of this legislation, the Clark County School District was able to move quickly to begin construction of new elementary schools to help ease overcrowding and keep up with the demand for new seats as our student population continues to grow.

2017 Call for Nominations

A Call for Nominations was open through May 31, 2017, to name five new elementary schools slated to open fall 2018.

The applications for 61 nominees were independently reviewed and rated by the seven School Name Committee members and then their scores were combined to determine the 15 finalists.

Click below to see the applications of the 15 finalists from the current round of school naming.
Finalists A-J
Finalists M-T

2016 Call for Nominations

Click below to see the applications of the 15 finalists from the last round of school naming.
Finalists B-M
Finalists O-V

The seven new schools slated to open in the 2017-2018 were named on January 26, 2017, as follows:

  • Shelley Berkley Elementary School at Maule Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive
  • Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary School at Chartan Avenue and Pioneer Way
  • Lomie G. Heard Elementary School, A Marzano Academy at Lamb Boulevard and Kell Lane
  • Dr. Beverly S. Mathis Elementary School at Arville Street and Mesa Verde Lane
  • Don and Dee Snyder Elementary School at Ford Avenue and Riley Street
  • Josh Stevens Elementary School at Dave Wood Circle and East Galleria Drive
  • Billy and Rosemary Vassiliadis Elementary School at Antelope Ridge Drive

Call for Nominations - Non-Instructional Facilities

Nominations were accepted through June 1, 2015 to name 17 non-instructional facilities within the Clark County School District. However, due to limited response and the possible reorganization of the District, a decision was made to postpone that effort indefinitely. A new opportunity to submit nominations will be announced when the effort is re-initiated.

Naming a Portion of a Facility
(Including libraries, gyms, stadiums, conference rooms, etc.)

If you are considering naming a portion of your school/nonschool facility in honor of an individual (or if you have informally named a portion of your facility without approval from the School Name Committee) please submit an application. Applications require administration approval from the facility.

Please submit the application and all required supporting information to Clark County School District, Community and Government Relations, 5100 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, 89146 or to

Next School Name Committee Public Meeting

The School Name Committee meets two or three times per year. The committee will meet again in fall 2017 on Monday, September 11, at 5:30 p.m in the Board Room located at 2832 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV, to consider applications for naming the 15 finalists to name the five new elementary schools and to consider any requests for the naming of portions of District facilities.