Wheeler High School

587 West 300 North,

Valparaiso, IN, 46385-9213

Tel: (219)759-2561
Grades: 9-12

558 students

Wheeler High School serves 558 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Wheeler High School operates within the Union Township Corp School District.
The school district's 99% graduation rate is higher than the IN state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 558 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 558 students
Wheeler High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Wheeler High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Wheeler High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 17:1
Wheeler High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Wheeler High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
8%
9%
Wheeler High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
13%
Wheeler High School Black (1988-2012)
White
87%
71%
Wheeler High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Wheeler High School Sch Ethnicity Wheeler 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.
0.24 0.45
Wheeler 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.
11%
41%
Wheeler High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
3%
8%
Wheeler High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,027 students has grown by 17% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Union Township Corp School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
4
Number of Students Managed 2,027 1,517
Union Township  Corp School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 99% 79%
Union Township  Corp School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $19 MM $21 MM
Union Township  Corp School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $16 MM $18 MM
Union Township  Corp School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,903 $13,002
Union Township  Corp School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,426 $11,056
Union Township  Corp School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hobart High School (4.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Union Township Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Union Center Elementary School (0.2 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 Location Miles Students Grades
  • Valparaiso Union Township Middle School
    599 West 300 North
    Valparaiso , IN , 46385
    (219)759-2562
    0.1  mi  |  406  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Valparaiso Union Center Elementary School
    272 North 600 West
    Valparaiso , IN , 46385
    (219)759-2544
    0.2  mi  |  350  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Valparaiso John Simatovich Elementary School
    424 West 500 North
    Valparaiso , IN , 46385
    (219)759-2508
    2.7  mi  |  317  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Hobart Hobart High School
    2211 East Tenth St
    Hobart , IN , 46342
    (219)942-8521
    4.1  mi  |  1239  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Valparaiso Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Hayes Leonard Elementary School
    653 Hayes Leonard Rd
    Valparaiso , IN , 46385
    (219)531-3060
    4.5  mi  |  368  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 01, 2013 - Any parent would be lucky to have their child attend this establishment. I missed it before I even graduated, and will forever carry with me the lessons learned from the staff there. I miss it everyday staff and all! :) Molly Fiser. Year 2008. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.
Teachers in 19 States Allowed to Physically Punish Students
As of 2014, nineteen states still allow corporal punishment – spanking and paddling the most common choices – in their public schools. However, some argue that not only are these punishments physically harmful, they also are disproportionately administered to students of color. As a result, House democrats have taken up the issue in a new bill that would ban all forms of corporal punishment nationwide.