Spread the Word Nevada℠ programs serve 47 at-risk elementary schools throughout Southern Nevada with an estimated population of 47,000 students. The schools selected have an average of 86% participation rate in the free/reduced lunch program. By ethnicity, we serve a population which is 71% Hispanic, 9% Caucasian, 14% African American, 2% Asian American, 1.5% Multi-race, 1% Pacific Islander and 0.5% Native American. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada℠ has distributed more than 3.8 million books books to more than 456,000 children.

During the initial distribution at an adopted school, all pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students receive a canvas tote bag that serves as a “safe-keeping” place for storing their book collections. Five new and gently used books are selected at this kick-off celebration, and then, once a month, one additional book is selected to add to their libraries.


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Here is a map of where each school is located

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 47 Schools and Growing!

  • Jesse D. Scott Elementary School (April 2017)
  • Laura Dearing Elementary School (March 2017)
  • Hal Smith Elementary School (February 2017)
  • Helen Herr Elementary School (December 2016)
  • Mountain View Elementary School (November 2016)
  • Wendell P. Williams Elementary School (May 2016)
  • Bertha Ronzone Elementary School (May 2016)
  • Gordon M. McCaw Elementary School (January 2016)
  • Rose Warren Elementary School (December 2015)
  • Tom Williams Elementary School (December 2015)
  • Dr. C Owen Roundy Elementary School (October 2015)
  • Zel & Mary Lowman Elementary School (May 2015)
  • J E Manch ES (May 2015)
  • Will Beckley Elementary School (March 2015)
  • Clyde Cox Elementary School (December 2014)


  • Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School (December 2014)
  • Robert Lunt Elementary School (November 2014)
  • Vegas Verdes Elementary School (May 2014)
  • John S. Park Elementary School (December 2013)
  • Richard Rundle Elementary School (January 2013)
  • Ollie Detwiler Elementary School (January 2012)
  • Robert Lake Elementary School (October 2011)
  • Vail Pittman Elementary School (September 2011)
  • Cortez Elementary School (May 2011)
  • Lincoln Edison Elementary School (March 2011)
  • Arturo Cambeiro Elementary School (December 2010)
  • Jack Dailey Elementary (May 2010)
  • Ruby Thomas Elementary (April 2010)
  • C.C. Ronnow Elementary (December 2009)
  • Dean Petersen Professional Development School (June 2009)
  • Elbert Edwards Elementary School (December 2008)


  • C.T. Sewell Elementary School (March 2008)
  • Paul E. Culley Elementary (October 2007)
  • 100 Academy of Excellence (May 2007)
  • Myrtle Tate Elementary (January 2007)
  • Whitney Elementary School (April 2006)
  • Jay Jeffers Elementary School (December 2005)
  • Fay Herron Elementary School (April 2004)
  • Indian Springs Elementary School (September 2003)
  • Lois Craig Elementary School (April 2003)
  • Twin Lakes Elementary School (October 2002)
  • Rex Bell Elementary School (March 2002)
  • Paradise Professional Development School (November 2001)
  • Robert Taylor Elementary School (June 2001)
  • Elaine Wynn Elementary School (May 2001)
  • C.P. Squires Elementary School (March 2001)
  • Sunrise Acres Elementary School (February 2001)