Robertson High School

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Robertson High School
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Robertson High School
5th St. and Friedman Ave.
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
United States
Type Public high school
Established 1958
Principal Mike Yara
Enrollment 438
Campus Suburban
Red and White
Athletics conference NMAA, District 2-AAAA
Mascot Cardinal
Rival West Las Vegas High School

Robertson High School (RHS) is a public senior high school in Las Vegas, New Mexico.[1] The school is part of the Las Vegas City Schools District in former East Las Vegas. The building dates from about 1945, when it was known as Las Vegas High School. The school was renamed Las Vegas Robertson High School in 1958, after the old Las Vegas High School burned down and a new building was constructed. W. J. Robertson had been the Superintendent of the Las Vegas City Schools since 1941 when he suffered a fatal heart attack on November 26, 1956 at the age of 55. Mr. Robertson, born in Kansas on November 3, 1901 also served as Principal at Las Vegas High School for many years prior. The colors of RHS are red and white, their mascot is the Cardinal.[2] The enrollment currently stands at 607.[3]


Student body statistics[edit]

Ethnicity This School State Average
Hispanic (of any race) 69% 56%
White (not hispanic) 30% 29%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 11%
African American <1% 3%
Pacific Islander <1% 1%


RHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association, District 2-AAAA. Their district includes: St.Micheal's, Pojoaque Valley High School, Taos High School and West Las Vegas High School.[4]

RHS has won 24 State Championships since 1972.

State Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 3 2013, 2006, 2005,
Boys, Cross Country 1 1969
Girls, Cross Country 1 2003
Winter Wrestling 8 2015, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001
Spirit/Cheer 3 1998, 1999, 2006
Spring Boys, Tennis 5 2015, 2007, 2006, 2003, 1972
Girls,Tennis 4 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011
Boys, Track and Field 1 1972
Girls, Track and Field 1 1987
Total 24


Coordinates: 35°36′11″N 105°13′05″W / 35.60306°N 105.21806°W / 35.60306; -105.21806