Western High School (Las Vegas)

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Western High School
Western high school front door 2013-05-11 17-32.jpg
Western high school front door
Address
4601 West Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
Coordinates 36°10′32″N 115°12′12″W / 36.17556°N 115.20333°W / 36.17556; -115.20333Coordinates: 36°10′32″N 115°12′12″W / 36.17556°N 115.20333°W / 36.17556; -115.20333
Information
School type Public high school
Motto "Honor the past, Challenge the future" "Once a warrior, always a Warrior"
Established 1963[1]
School district Clark County School District
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,245[2]
School colour(s) Columbian Blue, Red, White.
Team name Warriors
Rival Ed W. Clark High School
Website

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.[3] Under the turnaround model for school improvement Western introduced a curriculum of science, technology, engineering and math.[2]

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Western High School: Profile, 2008-2009" (PDF). Clark County (Nev.) School District. Retrieved 4 September 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b Takahashi, Paul (31 August 2011). "Western High School's goals include more parent involvement, higher expectations". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Haug, James (9 March 2011). "Staff at five schools will have to reapply for their jobs". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Harasim, Paul (11 November 2007). "Western grad flies with elite". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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