Western High School (Las Vegas)
|Western High School|
Western high school front door
|4601 West Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
|School type||Public high school|
|Motto||"Honor the past, Challenge the future" "Once a warrior, always a Warrior"|
|School district||Clark County School District|
|School colour(s)||Columbian Blue, Red, White.|
|Rival||Ed W. Clark High School|
Western High School opened in 1960, and was the third high school built in Las Vegas, Nevada, after Las Vegas High School (1931) and Rancho High School (1954). The campus is located at 4601 West Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. In March 2011 Western was identified as one of five "persistently" low-performing schools in Clark County, Nevada, eligible for federal School Improvement grants. Under the turnaround model for school improvement Western introduced a curriculum of science, technology, engineering and math.
- Frank Hawkins, former NFL player
- Nicole (Ellingwood) Malachowski, first female pilot for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds
- Ronnie Vannucci Jr, drummer for The Killers
- Corinna Harney, Playboy's Playmate of the Month for August, 1991 and Playboy's Playmate of the Year 1992.
- Nick Oshiro, drummer for Static X.
- "Western High School: Profile, 2008-2009" (PDF). Clark County (Nev.) School District. Retrieved 4 September 2011.[dead link]
- Takahashi, Paul (31 August 2011). "Western High School's goals include more parent involvement, higher expectations". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- Haug, James (9 March 2011). "Staff at five schools will have to reapply for their jobs". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- Harasim, Paul (11 November 2007). "Western grad flies with elite". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
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