Desert Pines High School

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Desert Pines High School
3800 Harris Avenue


Coordinates36°10′43″N 115°05′33″W / 36.17867°N 115.0924°W / 36.17867; -115.0924Coordinates: 36°10′43″N 115°05′33″W / 36.17867°N 115.0924°W / 36.17867; -115.0924
School typePublic School & Magnet School For Communications & Information Technology & Culinary Arts
MottoMaking An Impact
School districtClark County School District
PrincipalIsaac Stein
Staff116.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,878 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio24.81[1]
Colour(s)Blue, Black,White, and Silver
Athletics conferenceSunrise 1A Region
Team nameJaguars
PublicationThe Prowler

Desert Pines High School is a public high school in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, and is a part of the Clark County School District. The school which opened in 1999, also houses the Academy of Information Technology and the Academy of Communications.

Academy of Information Technology[edit]

The Academy of Information Technology at Desert Pines is a magnet program[clarification needed] that educates students on the products, service, and implementation of information technology. Students enrolled in the academy learn about hardware (CyberCore, tech support, and computer forensics), software (programming, web development, and ORACLE), as well as networks (Cisco, Novell, etc.). After graduating from the program, students receive industry recognized certifications in A+, Cisco, Java, and ORACLE.[2]

Academy of Communications[edit]

The Academy of Communications at Desert Pines is one of the top media education schools in the Clark County School District. The academy houses state of the art television and radio stations, as well as offering student internships, job shadowing, and summer enrichment programs. Desert Pines has one of the only school-sponsored radio stations in Clark County. DP-TV[dead link]

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Desert Pines is home to one of the two Marine Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Units in the Clark County School District (the other being at Basic High School).[3]


The athletic programs at Desert Pines are known as the Jaguars and participate in the Northeast Division in the Sunrise 4A Region. The Jaguars football team have made the playoffs and as always show strong players, but did not have much success until the 2016 season.[4] On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the Desert Pines varsity football team beat Spring Creek High School in the 3A high school football state championship game with a score of 39-6.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Desert Pines High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Desert Pines – Academy of Information Technology Archived May 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Clark County School District ROTC". Archived from the original on October 27, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "About Desert Pines High School Jaguars Football". October 18, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[dead link]
  5. ^ "State champs: Desert Pines beats Spring Creek for title three years in the making". Archived from the original on January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Ford, Bob (July 8, 2015). "Desert Pines grad Pierre Jackson back with Sixers after long, strange trip". Las Vegas Sun. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Keefer, Case (March 10, 2016). "Desert Pines grad Julian Jacobs leads USC's basketball turnaround". Las Vegas Sun. Archived from the original on August 22, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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