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Judge Edward C.
Reed, Jr.

Edward C. Reed High School is a public secondary school in Sparksmarker, Nevadamarker and is one of three public high schools run by the Washoe County School District within the city of Sparks. The school was founded in the winter of 1974 to accommodate the ever growing population of students that had flooded Sparks High School'smarker campus.


Edward C. Reed High School is named after Judge Edward C. Reed, Jr., a Senior United States District Judge for the District of Nevada. Before being appointed to the bench in 1979, Judge Reed was a Washoe County School Board Member from 1956 to 1959, and President of the School Board from 1959 to 1977.

While the school was being built, the district held a vote of future students on what to name the school. Although students decided that the alliteration of Reed Raiders sounded best, the Reed Conquistadors was also a popular choice - garnering the second most votes.

Reed High continues its tradition of school pride and community by fostering a family-like environment by hiring many of its former students as teachers.

The school is known for their athletics in the area and also for its community service projects held annually.


Reed High School has a rich history in athletics winning numerous zone and state titles. The Raiders play in the High Desert League of the Northern Nevada 4A Region (large school). The football team won the league title in 2006 while the girls basketball team won its second consecutive Northern 4A Region title in 2007.


The first Football Division Championship came in 1983 with the schools first undefeated 8-0 regular season as a northern 3A school (the highest league at the time). The year was capped off by two playoff wins (The first year of the playoff system) over perennial champions (Reno and Wooster) and a loss in the state championship game to Gorman 14-12 (10-1). It was also the first time a team from the North was represented in the title game by a team other than Reno or Wooster in more than 20 years. That team, 36 players strong, saw eight seniors receive football scholarships from Division 1 through JC schools. It was the beginning of a long winning tradition in football. Notable players from that team Treavor Molini, Eric Glenn, Uderick Glenn, Sam Ward, Mike Braun, Andy Genansie, Tony Borek, Wes Montgomery, and Troy Roberts.And the freshman team , class of 2012 went undefeted in 2008.


The girls soccer team have won the Northern state championship in 2006, 2007, 2008 coached by Jason Saville and Steve Asher. In 2008, High Desert League coaches recognized eight of Reed's starting 11 in the postseason all-league awards.

The school has seen a number of talented athletes come through the girls' soccer program, each leaving with a legacy and her own claim to fame. The Raiders pride themselves on dedication, perseverance and the ability to fuse individual talent into an indomitable team unit. With three consecutive years of Nothern state championships, the Raiders emphasis on unity and teamwork has come to fruition. Passion. Pride. Tradition. Lady Raiders.

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships

  • Cross Country (Boys) - 1982, 1993
  • Soccer (Boys) - 2001
  • Soccer (Girls) - 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Track/Field (Girls) - 1999


The Reed High School Winter Drumline won a Northern California Band Association Championship in 2005.


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