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Las Vegas, NV

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6665 West Del Rey Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146

(702) 799-4000
(702) 799-4078
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January 29, 2014
Bonanza actually isn't really that bad, better than some of the other schools in Clark County.

- submitted by a community member
November 16, 2013
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.

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2013
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.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2013
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.

- submitted by a student
August 06, 2013
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.

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April 08, 2010
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December 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 30, 2009
My daughter graduated from there and my son is a junior this year. I feel the school is a very safe place for students

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September 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 04, 2009
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.

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April 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 19, 2009
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

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 26, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2009
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!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2009
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.

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October 20, 2008
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October 12, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 02, 2008
i attended this school and not only did i have a blast in class, but in the after school activites

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2008
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.

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July 18, 2008
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June 11, 2008
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May 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 03, 2008
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).

- submitted by a teacher
March 06, 2008
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.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2008
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.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 20, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
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!

- submitted by a student
no rating December 18, 2007
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.

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 29, 2007
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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October 10, 2007
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August 03, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 14, 2007
I am a little torn because I had one daughter who I took out of that school and I have another one that seems to be doing ok there. All she had to do was show some interest in wanting an education and her teachers came around. I think I will give it one more year before I make my final decision.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2007
I am a current student at Bonanza. Some of these reviews are absolutely off track. Bonanza's staff is great, they allow nothing but the best. They make sure you are completeing your work and staying on task. The security is also very strong.

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March 03, 2007
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December 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
I am a former student at Bonanza. I graduated in 05 and I loved all 4 years there. Compared to what my friends at other schools were saying, I'm glad I was at Bonanza. There are so many great teachers there and they really take an interest in each student.

- submitted by a former student
October 05, 2006
I am currently attending bonanza high school and I am a freshmen. the administration, I have to agree, it's anything but strict. it seems they don't know what to do but kick students out of school instead of dealing with it themselves. I mean a school is a school. it really all comes down to the student. you can put a kid in any type of school but you can't MAKE them learn. they have to be willing to themselves.

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May 12, 2006
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March 28, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
November 15, 2005
There is no way that in this school there can be parent involment. The school does not work with the parents to try to solve attendance problems, istead they make parents worry all day about thier child .

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2005
I am not a parent, but a former student of Bonanza. I graduated in 2005. The staff is indeed below par. After doing little work and graduating with a 3.4, I find myself struggling at a top 100 college and look back at Bonanza with resentment. Parents would be surprised to know how many kids are under the influence at school everyday. Meanwhile the dean and administration are handing out rpcs for tardiness right and left.

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October 05, 2005
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July 13, 2005
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July 13, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 16, 2005
Like any school, there are outstanding teachers and teachers who should have retired 10 years ago. My child's experiences over the past two years have been positve. There was an administration change last year, that I think will bring new ideas and programs to the school. I don't always agree with all of the policies but I have seen policies change as the administration tries to work out what is best for the school and the students. Parent involvement is key. An administrator is more likely to be helpful if they have seen you involved in school activites in a positve way as opposed to seeing you for the first time in their office screaming about your child's injustice.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2004
You all parents don't know what is going on, you need to be a student to really know. Bonanza is one of the best 100 schools in the United States and one out of two in Nevada. When you say the staff singles out the student you are so wrong I'm a Hispanic girl and if it wouldn't be for my counselor I wouldn't be in my Senior year with a 3.0 GPA. Mrs Pointer you are the 'BEST'.

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2004
Excuse me, my child has been attending Bonanza for four years and i have not once seen anything less than so much support from the staff at Bonanza. The only time i see them not supporting and giving a student the ultimate concern is when the student does not show any desire to learn. Bonanza is not a pre school it is a high school and i find it pleasant that they do not take time to babysit students who do ot want to be there in the first place. Of course, every school has a couple of kids who will be disbehaving, even in PRIVATE schools. Bonanza is a no nonsense school and i am glad to have my daughter attending that brillant institution.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2004
I would like to commend the staff and school for being concerned with my sons needs. I believe the school should find more creative ways to enfo-rce there tardy policy. Removing kids from school is not the solution. Overall bonanza provides a good educational environment. And has managed to keep my Son and Daughter safe while attending there. I would like to commend one teacher in particular for going the extra mile with my sons needs Mr. Marshall ( Study Skills ). Great Job Ron.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2004
Unbelieveable, is all I can say and that is being kind. I have brought 5 kids including 1 in special education, through school and have never encountered an educational facility not interested in the best interest of the child (student). All the forms you sign giving the school responsibility over that child for the time they are in school, as to there safety and wellbeing and education is a crock. There is no concrete structure as to support for the student, only for the school staff itself. You have no say as to what happens as far as your child is concern, they make a decision and then tell you there decision is pending, however what the pending decision is has gone forth and is active. Your only chance is to appeal the decision and hope for the best. As I said, unbelieveable.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2004
Debbie, i am right there with you. I have taken my daughter out of bonanza and my younger daughter should be attending there next year but no way. I will pay for private school before I subject another one of my children to that place. The staff doesn't care what's going on, and admin is a joke. If you want to see for yourself, just walk through that place at lunch time as I had the unfortunate displeasure of doing today. Thank god we will no longer be a part of that mess. Parents, beware. No matter how much I love my beautiful new home, I would have rethought my choice knowing what I know now.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2004
Oh wow... I think that parent needs to cool down. I am a present bonanza student, and i will tell you what's really going on. They give us 5 mins to get to class, and frankly... It's enought time to get from class to class if you just try. They even give a 2 minute warning bell... If that's too hard, then it's your problem. I have 8 classes, and half of them are honors, so don't take me as a joke either. Now, on the other hand, you don't usually get enough time to use your locker, I've only used mine twice. But there isn't much of a need to really, only before and after school is necessary. And teachers do give time to go to the restroom during class, just ask nicely. Also, the rotc and band programs are exceptionally great. You should look into those if planning on attending.

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2004
I feel that Bonanza High School is a very educational place. My daughter has been going there for four years and she absolutly loves it. the classes that are given are fun and challenging at the same time. I feel that this school is a very great school!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2004
I would think twice about sending my child to this school. The staff will single kids out and harrass them. They don't give the students enough time to get from one class to another let alone use the restroom or go to their lockers. The teachers don't let the students leave class to use the restroom. They RPC kids quicker than you can blink. A lot of the teachers are so afraid of the kids that they punish them for voicing their opinions. You call in to the dean's office and the secretary thinks it's funny and laughs through the whole conversation even if you are yelling at her. Jr's & Sr's practically have to beg to get a locker. The dean, doesn't even know where Reno, Nevada is. I have taken my child out and will not let my younger son attend.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
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Bonanza High School
6665 West Del Rey Ave, Las Vegas, NV  89146
(702) 799-4000
Last modified Bonanza High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bonanza High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top