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 0.73. 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 0.73
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 99% has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Union Township Corp School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
4
Number of Students Managed 2,027 1,521
Union Township  Corp School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 99% 79%
Union Township  Corp School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $19 MM n/a
Union Township  Corp School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $16 MM n/a
Union Township  Corp School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,903 $0
Union Township  Corp School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,426 $0
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)
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  • 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

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Valparaiso, IN public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.54, which is higher than the Indiana average of 0.29. The most diverse school in Valparaiso is Paul Saylor Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Indiana or national school diversity statistics.