But if you're up for a little scavenging, there's always the schoolhouse. Most of what's in there is junk, but there's this old safe that even Easy Pete wasn't able to crack with dynamite.Sunny Smiles

The Goodsprings schoolhouse is an abandoned schoolhouse located within the town of Goodsprings in the Mojave Wasteland.



The Goodsprings school is surrounded by a broken fence and has two entrances, the front entrance and the side entrance near the tree stump. Near the east entrance two xander root plants grow near the tree stump (a third is added along with two giant mantis nymphs during the quest By a Campfire on the Trail).


There are five giant mantis nymphs inhabiting the building. There are also a pair of mantis ootheca (egg sacks) which may spawn more mantis nymphs if shot and destroyed. The schoolhouse itself is filled with toppled desks, lockers, and assorted debris. In the back of the school there is a long counter on which is a footlocker, toolbox, and a terminal (easy). On the floor near the terminal is a safe (easy). The safe can be opened via lockpicking or hacking the terminal.

Notable lootEdit


  • Talk to Sunny Smiles about work in Goodsprings. She will tell you there is no work available but will suggest that you loot the safe at the schoolhouse and offer you some Bobby pins and a copy of Locksmith's Reader magazine to help pick the lock. If you have already opened the safe, she will tell you to keep the bobby pins and magazine anyway.
  • The lockers and desks are not safe to store items in, however the safe and metal boxes do not reset to area defaults.
  • The schoolhouse exterior will have giant mantis nymphs present during By a Campfire on the Trail. They do not respawn.
  • An additional xander root is permanently added to the existing two outside the school house during By a Campfire on the Trail, providing a total of three that can be harvested.
  • The terminal that can unlock the safe will be broken if the player has already picked the lock on the safe.


The Goodsprings schoolhouse appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

Goodsprings schoolhouse is a real building located in Goodsprings, located 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada. Several aspects of the building are present in the real world location, such as the spire, chain link fence, shape of the building, and placement of windows. The schoolhouse is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places.

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