Ed W. Clark High School

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Ed W. Clark High School
Educating Today... for Tomorrow.
4291 Pennwood Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Type Magnet
Established 1965
Principal Jillyn Pendleton
Enrollment 2712
Campus Metropolitan
Color(s) Black and Gold

Ed W. Clark High School, opened in 1965, is a nine-month magnet high school that is part of the Clark County School District and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.


"Touchstones for education: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships"

Magnet programs at Clark High School[edit]

  • 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.)

Notable alumni[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

Clark High School is home to a number of performing groups, including the orchestra, band, and choir.

There is a beginning orchestra, for any student wishing to learn to play a classical string instrument, and intermediate and advanced orchestras for more experienced players. More proficient musicians may opt to audition for the chamber orchestra, which challenges students with a considerably advanced repertoire.

Once Marching season ends the marching band divides into two bands for the winter and spring seasons: the symphonic band (for intermediate musicians) and the wind ensemble (for advanced musicians). A drumline performs during the winter season, and there is a jazz band which has performed at Disneyland and on KLVX's Inside Education.

The chorus consists of several different groups. These include: All-men, All-women, Jazz, Concert, Advanced, and Chamber choirs.

Clark's full orchestra (consisting of orchestra and band) performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2008 and 2012. In March 2015, Clark's chamber orchestra performed at an ASTA national competition at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. They placed as national and grand champions.

Weekend programs[edit]

Las Vegas Gakuen (ラスベガス学園), a Japanese weekend supplementary school, is held every Saturday at Clark High School. It was founded in September 1995.[1]



  1. ^ "School info & Admission." Las Vegas Gakuen. Retrieved on April 1, 2015. "School starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The school is located at Clark High School on Arville and Pennwood."

Coordinates: 36°08′10″N 115°11′51″W / 36.13623°N 115.1976°W / 36.13623; -115.1976