Sierra Vista High School (Nevada)

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Sierra Vista High School
Sierra Vista High School from the air.jpg
Sierra Vista, as viewed from the air
8100 West Robindale Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113

United States
Type Public high school
Motto "Perseverance Respect Involvement Determination Excellence - P.R.I.D.E" along with "Fortitude Attitude Integrity Respect - F.A.I.R"
Established 2001
School district Clark County School District
Dean Tamara Stuart
Eric De Young
Principal Dr. John Anzalone
Staff 151, 65 support staff (2007)
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,317 (2015)
Color(s) Blue and gold
Athletics conference Sunset 4A Region
Mascot Mountain Lions
Rival Desert Oasis High School
Music Department BOA Marching Band Regional Champions

Sierra Vista High School is a nine-month public high school located in Spring Valley, Nevada, United States. Sierra Vista is a part of the Clark County School District. The current principal is Dr. John Anzalone.



John Anzalone

Vice Principals[edit]

  • Ron Isaacs
  • Chris Hendly
  • Shirley Jiminez

Athletic Director[edit]

  • Cate Callisto

Dean of Students[edit]

  • Tamara Stuart
  • Eric De Young

Principal history[edit]

  • Bob Garis (2001-2003)
  • Emil Wozniak (2004-2007)
  • Shawn P. Boyle (2008-2015)
  • John Anzalone (2015 - )


Sierra Vista High School competes in the Sunset 4A Region.

  • Fall sports: Boys & Girls Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Tennis, and Girls Volleyball.
  • Winter sports: Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Bowling, Girls Flag Football, and Wrestling.
  • Spring sports: Baseball, Boys Golf, Softball, Boys & Girls Swimming and Diving, Boys & Girls Track and Field, and Boys Volleyball.

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships[edit]

  • Baseball – 2016
  • Volleyball – 2016
  • Robotics - 2012,2013,2016
  • Bowling - 2016

Extracurricular awards[edit]

  • Sierra Vista was approved in February 2016 to be the first public high school in CCSD history to receive solar panels and LED lights. They are currently undergoing construction.
  • Sierra Vista's robotics team has gone to 3 world championships, two in VRC and one in FRC. It has won the energy award, the design award, the community award, and the excellence award. Robotics took a state championship with the VEX program.

Performing arts[edit]

There are many performing arts classes to choose from: Theater led by Ms. Whittenberger, Orchestra led by Mr. Paredes, Choir led by Ms. Gallo, and Band led by Ms. Bushee.


The band program is led by Melissa Bushee. The bands offered are: Marching band, Winter Percussion, Winterguard, Jazz band, and Concert Band. The Sierra Vista Wind Ensemble has achieved multiple Superior ratings at various festivals in and around Clark County. The Marching Band currently consists of roughly 125 members, including Drum Majors Nikolas Veradej, and Amelia Prowant and Colorguard Captains Ashton Acopiado and Elizabeth Renee Armiger. The Winter Drumline program, begun in 2015, and is led by Percussion Instructors Dominic Maglalang, Noah Ganon, Michaelangelo Henegan, and Melvin Chicas. The Sierra Vista Winter Colorguard is led by Liana Ham with additional instruction by Brittany Ames and Taylur Haynie.

The school's marching band won the 2007 Bands of America Regional Championships held in Flagstaff, Arizona, the first Nevada high school to win the regional championship.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Feeder Schools[edit]

  • Tony Alamo Elementary School
  • Mark L. Fine Elementary School
  • Judith D. Steele Elementary School
  • Wayne Tanaka Elementary School
  • Robert L. Forbuss Elementary School
  • William V. Wright Elementary School
  • Kathy L. Batterman Elementary School
  • Lawrence & Heidi Canarelli Middle School
  • Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°13′16″N 117°14′28″W / 33.2211°N 117.2411°W / 33.2211; -117.2411