School Details

Bonanza High School

6665 West Del Rey Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 799-4000

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1987 students 23 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

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High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE)

In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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About this school

Bonanza High School is a public high school in Las Vegas. The principal of Bonanza High School is Dawn Shupe. 1,987 students attend Bonanza High School and identify as Multiracial, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the Bonanza High School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 1,987 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bonanza High School is 23:1. College of So. NV High School West is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 6%
Hispanic 43% 43%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 35% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 59%
Limited English proficiency 9% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Bonanza actually isn't really that bad better than some of the other schools in Clark County.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bonanza is an okay school. The Deans at Bonanza have favorites and its completely wrong. I've had constant problems with some staff grading me harder than other students because of my sexuality. The ccsd rules are hardly enforced except for dress code. The theatre program there is one of the best in ccsd. The JROTC program is just atrocious the teachers are very judgmental the things they make us do etc. All the English teachers I've had have been absolutely fabulous but the math teacher have been undeniably horrible. I have learned nothing in any of the math classes I've been in that i don't already know. The teaching methods are extremely stupid and they act like we are mental and have no clue what they are talking about. The principal also has favorites and refuses to do stuff for some clubs because she is against what they do. The students are racist homophobic gang members and drug abusers. I would never send my kid to Bonanza. Overall the school is terrible with a few exceptions I hate it here I would rather pay for private school rather than send my kid here.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a former student. There are very few things I liked about my time at Bonanza High School. Most of the teachers were rude and didn't care about anything the kids learned or how they acted. Most classes you would sit there and do nothing because the teacher "didn't feel like doing a big assignment that day." Also most students were rowdy distracting and inappropriate. Any time you would try to go to an adult about bullying or anything like that they would basically tell you to your face that they didn't care and they wouldn't do anything about it. Honestly although there are a few great teachers Bonanza just doesn't have a good learning environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible all of my teachers are rude. They yell at me for the most minuscule of things. I cannot walk around without being confronted with something that is wrong. Everyone at this school is inconsiderate and just plain rude.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you try really really hard in your average joe classes and are lucky to get a caring teacher you should get a decent grade. (this excludes all you honors & A.P. ) I'm a current student here and I can honestly say academic success along with actual learning here is out of luck. It's hard to get a good teacher. Most these teachers tell you to read your textbook or red the board for information on your assignment. My fellow classmates and I simply do not learn that way. What kind of classroom atmosphere do you expect when you got 40 kids who are frustrated confused and uninterested in learning? These kids have the potential to be very successful (I know I've seen their true colors) we just need more involved teachers. Teachers and staff who care rather than just sending detention and court dates would be a blessing for these lost kids. It's not easy being a minority teenager. (which by the way is most this school now) I get more learning done with a fellow classmate than with the actual teacher.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from there and my son is a junior this year. I feel the school is a very safe place for students

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended Bonanza for 4 years and I found that the teachers were competent and likable. I enjoyed my time there and feel I got as much out my experience there as I put in. That's what education is about.

  • (6 years ago)

    My student is a junior this year and loves this school. BHS provides students with a variety of sport activities and clubs. This year the grading scale has changed; 70% test and 30% homework. Although tests can be made up of essays and projects it is still a big change from the previous years. GPA s won t be quite so high. Another thing is more extra credit. A bit tougher in the standards this year than in past years. The teachers are fine for the most part. They are email responsive. However some teachers seem to want to collect a paycheck (not that it's that much) and be on their way. My daughter s counselor seems less than helpful when it comes to helping with student direction for h.s. or college classes. Sometimes people just lose their enthusiasm for their jobs I guess. At least my student is enjoying the h.s. years

  • (6 years ago)

    BHS is a really good school. We have amazing sports programs and Bonanza also has a lot of preparation for students looking to attend college. This is my second year attending and i love it. The location of the school isn't the best though.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've had four students graduate from Bonanza and found that the honors classes have been challenging and very effective in preparing my children for college. There is a distinct difference in the feel of the classrooms the motivation of the students and the degree of challenge when comparing the regular classes and the honors program. If students want to work hard and want a challenge as well as be surrounded by other students with the same goals that is available at Bonanza. I have two other children that will be attending Bonanza in the future and with the new principle I look forward to more positive experiences at the school. I am hoping for better coaching staffs in the basketball program!

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe Bonanza is not challenging enough. The classes are dull and do not motivate you. There are some rude students as well and I feel frustrated that this is the only high school I am zoned for I cant switch high schools due to transportation eligibilty.

  • (6 years ago)

    i attended this school and not only did i have a blast in class but in the after school activites

  • (6 years ago)

    im a sophmore at this school and all i can say is its a pritty decent school. the teachers are pritty cool and things get pritty boring but what can you expect in school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a former Bonanza teacher. I was a first year teacher when I arrived and found some of the staff to be extremely helpful. There are many teachers at Bonanza who care many parents who are involved and many students who want to succeed; unfortunately the system in which Bonanza exists (CCSD) is so mismanaged that the resources and the leadership are missing. The discipline system (when I was there) was lacking -- 2 deans for 2000 students! I saw many students manipulating the discipline system and not enough decisive action by the deans themselves. I fondly remember my fledgling teacher years at Bonanza and am thankful for all that I learned (good and bad).

  • (7 years ago)

    Ive attended Bonanza since freshmen year. The teachers there are great. Of course there's always going to be that teacher you can't stand but overall there wounderful. The security at Bonanza is great. We have two real police officers that ride around on bikes through out the school. These two police offers take the time to get to know the students that attend Bonanza. Ask who they are and I assure you your student will know who they are. A few weeks ago our school came up with a new procedure to lock the shcool doors. You can open the doors from the inside but you cannot open them from the outside. They did this to keep the students safe that way they can see who is coming into our school. If you want your student to get a safe education this is the place.

  • (7 years ago)

    im currently a junior at Bonanza high school and overall i find it to be a pretty good school. I jus moved in the area this year and although the administration is extremely strict the students are really nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    My problem child son attended Bonanza in 2006-2007. He basically dropped-out and I was never notified that was flunking all but one class and skipping school regularly. I have no idea how people asre saying it is a 'strict school.' Getting any real information on my failing child was like pulling teeth.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a freshman at bonanza high school and so far i think this school is one of the best high schools in clark county al of my teachers are strict but at the same time very responsible and lso care about every single one of us the students. I also think that the students that say bonanza is a bad school are the ones that always get in trouble when i hear that they have gotten in trouble most of the times they just say that that teacher hates them.At this moment bonanza has many sports and other programs and i would say we are very good at most of them specially our tennis team.Go bengals!

  • (7 years ago)

    Hello I am also a former student from Bonanza HS. I spent four years at Bonanza and enjoyed every one of them. I had exceptional teachers beyond caring coaches and an orchestra director that I adored. I graduated in 2005 so i'm not sure of all the recent changes but I do know that while I attended Bonanza nothing but the best was excepted. I urge anyone who is debating on sending their teenager to Bonanza to please do so because If they take advantages of all the opportunities that are presented to them there they will have a great chance of becoming successful.

  • (7 years ago)

    The entire time I was there only one teacher actually supported me and that was Ms. Jeffery. The counselors give no positive reinforcement whatsoever. Security is a joke. I still visit now and then. Overall.. this school isn't really good for a decent education.

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