Durango High School (Nevada)

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Durango High School
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7100 W. Dewey Las Vegas, NV
Coordinates 36°05′19″N 115°14′48″W / 36.08872°N 115.24674°W / 36.08872; -115.24674Coordinates: 36°05′19″N 115°14′48″W / 36.08872°N 115.24674°W / 36.08872; -115.24674
Type Public
Motto Dedication. Hard Work. Success.
Established 1993
Dean Monica Martin <vb> Yvonne Arguello
Principal Nathan Miller
Staff 140
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2400
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Purple and Gold
Mascot The Trailblazers
Rivals Bishop Gorman High School

Durango High School is a public high school in Spring Valley, Nevada, USA, with an enrollment of approximately 2600 students. It is a part of the Area 4 region of the Clark County School District, which is the fifth largest school district in the United States.[citation needed] Durango High School's main sports rivals are Bishop Gorman High School and Spring Valley High School.


Between 1993 and 2005, students were required to follow a daily schedule of 6 periods. Beginning in the 2006-07 school year, Durango switched to a block schedule, which consisted of 8 classes with 1, 3, 5 and 7 meeting on an "A" day and 2, 4, 6 and 8 meeting on a "B" day. From the 2009-10 school year,[1] all schools in Clark County have switched back to the former 6 period schedule. This did not include seniors, who only have 4 classes.

In the 2000-2001 school year, Durango had the largest number of students in its history with some 3,647 students. The number of openings of other schools and rezonings to alternative schools removed the strain and high student enrollment. By the 2005-2006 school year, Durango enrolled 2,243 students.

Annually, the school broadcast an episode of Z-Man & Z-Boy on Durango High's television station, ZTV. The last episode was in 2012.


Durango High School's sports teams are known as the Trailblazers and compete in the Southwest Division of the Sunset 4A Region. The main rival is Spring Valley High School.

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships[edit]

  • Baseball - 1999
  • Basketball (boys) - 1995, 1996
  • Cross Country (boys) - 1994,
  • Track and field (boys) - 1999
  • Volleyball (boys) - 1999, 2000
  • Volleyball (girls) - 1997, 2002, 2003
  • Golf (boys) - 2000
  • Golf (women's) - 2000, 2001

Individual State Champions[edit]

  • Lindsay Whipple, swimming - 1998, 1999
  • David Alba, Ryan Geurts, Luke Mostoller, Christian Carmonica, 4X800m, track and field - 1998 (State meet)
  • David Alba, Ryan Guerts, Luis Garcia, Christian Carmonica, 4X800m, track and field - 1999 (State meet record)
  • Troy Bosley, 300m murdles, track and field - 2000 (State meet - stadium record: 38.37)
  • David Vogel, 300m Hurdles, Track and Field - 1995 (State Champion) 39.20

Notable alumni[edit]

Feeder Schools[edit]

  • Marlon B. Earl Elementary School
  • Helen Jydstrup Elementary School
  • Frank Kim Elementary School
  • Lucille S. Rogers Elementary School
  • Judy & John L. Goolsby Elementary School
  • Kathy L. Batterman Elementary School
  • Harvey N. Dondero Elementary School
  • C.H. Decker Elementary School
  • P.A. Diskin Elementary School
  • Grant Sawyer Middle School
  • Victoria Fertitta Middle School
  • Kenny C. Guinn Middle School
  • Clifford J. Lawrence Junior High School


  1. ^ Durango High School Archived March 31, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Santiago, Brianna (June 19, 2015). "13 celebrities you didn’t know graduated from L.V. high schools". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved June 19, 2015.