Western High School

Western High School serves 2,144 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the NV average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 62%.
Western High School operates within the Clark County School District.

Overview

The student population of 2144 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,144 students
Western High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 93 teachers
Western High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Western High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 17:1
Western High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
6%
Western High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
66%
39%
Western High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
16%
10%
Western High School Black (1988-2012)
White
10%
38%
Western High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Western High School Sch Ethnicity Western 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.
0.53 0.69
Western High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
73%
44%
Western High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2012)
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.
7%
7%
Western High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

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 3,436
Clark County   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
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: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Academy For Individualized Study/independent Study (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Robert O Gibson Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ruth Fyfe Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Las Vegas Academy For Individualized Study/independent Study
    Alternative School
    4601 West Bonanza Rd
    Las Vegas , NV , 89107
    (702)799-8636
    Alternative School
    0  mi  |  266  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Las Vegas Ruth Fyfe Elementary School
    4101 West Bonanza Rd
    Las Vegas , NV , 89107
    (702)799-4191
    0.4  mi  |  505  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Las Vegas Robert O Gibson Middle School
    Magnet School
    3900 West Washington Ave
    Las Vegas , NV , 89107
    (702)799-4700
    Magnet School
    0.5  mi  |  1109  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Las Vegas E W Griffith Elementary School
    324 Essex Dr
    Las Vegas , NV , 89107
    (702)799-4200
    0.6  mi  |  571  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Las Vegas J T Mcwilliams Elementary School
    1315 Hiawatha Rd
    Las Vegas , NV , 89108
    (702)799-4770
    0.7  mi  |  720  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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