Bonanza High School

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Bonanza High School
Bonanza High School front entrance.JPG
Address
6665 Del Rey Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada, Clark County 89146
 United States
Coordinates 36°9′12″N 115°14′11″W / 36.15333°N 115.23639°W / 36.15333; -115.23639Coordinates: 36°9′12″N 115°14′11″W / 36.15333°N 115.23639°W / 36.15333; -115.23639
Information
Established 1976
Principal Joe Petrie
Color(s) Brown and Gold          
Rival Spring Valley High School
Website

Bonanza High School is a high school in the Las Vegas Valley. It was built in the 1970s and was the ninth high school to open in the area.

History[edit]

Bonanza opened in 1976, and is built in the same configuration as Eldorado High School, Basic High School and Vo-Tech high schools. Since it opened its doors in 1976 Bonanza has always been a large school with anywhere from 2000-3000+ students. However with the city of Las Vegas growing faster than before, bigger high schools were constructed to help resolve the over-crowding of schools. In the 2004–2005 school year, many former Bonanza students were zoned to attend the newly opened Spring Valley High School

Athletics[edit]

The entrance to the school's gymnasium.

The Bonanza Bengals compete in Sunset 4A Region of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA).

Bonanza's mascot is the Bengal. When the school first opened in the 1970s it won many state championships in basketball, wrestling, volleyball, tennis, and golf. Today Bonanza Athletics are best known for its Tennis and Lacrosse programs, with the varsity Tennis team winning the 4A Nevada State Championship in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, the Men's Lacrosse team winning state 3 consecutive times in 2007, 2008, and the Women's Lacrosse team 4 consecutive times in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships[edit]

  • Lacrosse (Girls) – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Lacrosse (Boys) – 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Bowling (Girls) – 2009
  • Soccer (Boys) – 1991, 1995, 1996
  • Tennis (Boys) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008
  • Volleyball (Girls) – 1987
  • Volleyball (Boys) – 2011
  • Soccer (Girls) – 2004
  • Track ( Boys ) - 1984, 1985

Notable alumni[edit]

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