Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School

4560 West Harmon Ave

Las Vegas, NV 89103-6619

Tel: (702)799-8150
Grades: 9-12

199 students

Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School serves 199 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the NV average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 62%.
Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School operates within the Clark County School District.

Overview

The student population of 199 students has declined by 26% over five years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 199 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Students by Grade Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 17:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
6%
Hispanic
68%
39%
Black
14%
10%
White
13%
38%
All Ethnic Groups Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School Sch Ethnicity Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.51 0.47
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
61%
44%
Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 340,019 students has grown by 8% over five years.
School District Name Clark County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
363
9
Number of Students Managed 340,019 2,386
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Clark County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2006)
District Total Revenue $3,179 MM $36 MM
Clark County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $3,291 MM $34 MM
Clark County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,164 $14,943
Clark County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,521 $14,309
Clark County   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Southwest Behavior J/shs (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is James Cashman Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Joseph E Thiriot Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Las VegasJoseph E Thiriot Elementary School
    5700 West Harmon Ave
    Las VegasNV 89103
    (702)799-2550
    1 mi | 644 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Las VegasHelen Jydstrup Elementary School
    5150 Duneville St
    Las VegasNV 89118
    (702)799-8140
    1.3 mi | 612 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Las VegasHarvey N Dondero Elementary School
    4450 South Ridgeville St
    Las VegasNV 89103
    (702)799-5940
    1.5 mi | 720 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Las VegasJames Cashman Middle School
    Magnet School
    4622 West Desert Inn Rd
    Las VegasNV 89102
    (702)799-5880
    Magnet School

    1.5 mi | 1479 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Las VegasSouthwest Behavior J/shs
    Alternative School
    6480 Fairbanks Rd
    Las VegasNV 89103
    (702)799-5904
    Alternative School

    1.7 mi | 78 students | Gr. 6-12                      

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Las Vegas, NV public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.18, which is lower than the Nevada average of 0.49. The most diverse school in Las Vegas is Lawrence & Heidi Canarelli Middle School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Nevada or national school diversity statistics.