Once upon a time, Robertson High School produced far more graduates than its crosstown rival, West Las Vegas High School.
Those days are over.
At Saturday’s graduation at West, 140 got their diplomas, well more than the 99 on the east side. Last year, both schools had 141 graduates, according to the state Department of Public Education.
In 2001, the numbers were far different, with 105 graduates at West and 163 at Robertson. As late as 2006, West only had 85 graduates, an all-time low in recent years.