Ed W. Clark High School
|Clark High School|
Educating Today... for Tomorrow.
|Las Vegas, Nevada
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
"Touchstones for education: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships"
Magnet programs at Clark High School
- Academy of Finance: (A.O.F.)
- Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Applied Technology: (A.M.S.A.T.)
- Teacher Education At Clark High: (T.E.A.C.H.)
- Bob Beers, State Senator (R-Las Vegas) (Class of 1977)
- Nick Bell, former professional football player (Class of 1987)
- Brian Dallimore, former Major League Baseball player
- John Ensign, Senator (R-NV) (Class of 1976)
- Robert Gamez, professional golfer (Class of 1987)
- Steven Horsford, Majority Leader of the Nevada Senate (D-Las Vegas)
- Jimmy Kimmel, talk show host, comedian (Class of 1985)
- Catherine Cortez Masto, Attorney General, Nevada (Class of 1982)
- Ron Merkerson, professional football player
- Rory Reid, Clark County Commissioner
- Ron Riley, former professional basketball player (Class of 1992)
- Ronnie Vannucci Jr., drummer of major label band The Killers
Clark High School is home to a number of award-winning performing groups, including the orchestra, band, and choir.
The orchestra is now under the direction of Chuck Cushinery. Now with a beginning orchestra, any student who wishes to learn how to play classical string instrument may join the orchestra. There are also the intermediate and advanced orchestras for more experienced players. In addition to that, more proficient musicians may opt to audition for the chamber orchestra, which challenges students with a considerably advanced repertoire.
The marching band, directed by Jeff Lacoff and Nick Aultz, now consistently makes finals in marching band competitions and regularly contends with the better groups in the city of Las Vegas . Jeff Lacoff has a drumline during the winter after Marching season. The marching band divides into two bands during the winter and spring seasons: the symphonic band (for the intermediate musicians) and the wind ensemble (for the advanced musicians). Also, jazz band is currently directed by Nick Aultz and in the past has performed at Disneyland and on KLVX's Inside Education.
The chorus, under the direction of Robert West, consists of several different groups. These include: All-men, All-women, Jazz, Concert, Advanced, and Chamber choirs.
In 2008, Clark's full orchestra (consisting of orchestra and band) performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. They have played again at Carnegie Hall in March 2012.