Walter Johnson Junior High School

7701 Ducharme Ave,

Las Vegas, NV, 89145-

Tel: (702)799-4480
Grades: 6-8

1,190 students

Walter Johnson Junior High School serves 1,190 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the NV average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 62%.
Walter Johnson Junior High School operates within the Clark County School District.

Overview

The student population of 1190 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,190 students
Walter Johnson Junior High School Total Students (1992-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Walter Johnson Junior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1992-2012)
Students by Grade Walter Johnson Junior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more 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 24:1 17:1
Walter Johnson Junior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1992-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Walter Johnson Junior High School American Indian (1992-2012)
Asian
5%
6%
Walter Johnson Junior High School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
36%
39%
Walter Johnson Junior High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
13%
10%
Walter Johnson Junior High School Black (1992-2012)
White
34%
38%
Walter Johnson Junior High School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Walter Johnson Junior High School Sch Ethnicity Walter Johnson Junior 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.
0.73 0.69
Walter Johnson Junior High School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
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.
50%
44%
Walter Johnson Junior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
13%
7%
Walter Johnson Junior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

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 (1988-2012)
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 Bonanza High School (1.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Frank F Garside Junior High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Helen M Smith Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Why You Need to Research School Districts When Buying a Home
Whether you have children or not, researching school districts is a crucial step when buying a new home.