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Bonanza Elementary School, 1953
Mabel W. Hoggard, 1974


    There was continued growth in the area, with more students and the need for more classrooms, so Bonanza Elementary school was opened in 1953. In 1974 the school was renamed Mabel W. Hoggard Elementary in honor of Mrs. Hoggard's contributions to education in Clark County. She was Nevada's first black teacher. She taught at several Westside schools from 1946 until her retirement in 1970. She was active in many school and community activities.


Bonanza Elementary School - Photo 1965
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Hoggard Elementary School - Rebuilt in 2004
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     In 1972, the school became a Sixth Grade Center and in 1993 was selected to become a Math/Science Magnet School. The Hoggard School draws students from across the valley because of the strong teaching staff and excellent curriculum. The school has received awards from the Magnet Schools of America Association in 2007 and 2012. In 2001, the school applied for and received accreditation from the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. 

Westside School, 1923

Williams, 1953

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