Wheatley Elementary School

2 West 18th St,

Apopka, FL, 32703-7026

Tel: (407)884-2250
Grades: PK-5

339 students

Wheatley Elementary School serves 339 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Wheatley Elementary School operates within the Orange School District.

Overview

The student population of 339 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 339 students
Wheatley Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Wheatley Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Wheatley Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Wheatley Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
26%
28%
Wheatley Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
65%
23%
Wheatley Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
7%
43%
Wheatley Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Wheatley Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Wheatley Elementary 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.
0.51 0.69
Wheatley Elementary 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.
99%
49%
Wheatley Elementary 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.
n/a
8%
Wheatley Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2010)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 186,684 students has grown by 8% over five years.
School District Name Orange School District
Number of Schools
Managed
242
20
Number of Students Managed 186,684 9,762
Orange School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $1,811 MM $138 MM
Orange School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,837 MM $159 MM
Orange School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,511 $13,793
Orange School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,663 $15,882
Orange School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sheeler High Charter (1.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Amikids Orlando (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lovell Elementary School (1.8 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
  • Apopka Sheeler High Charter
    Charter School
    875 East Semoran Blvd
    Apopka , FL , 32703
    (407)886-1825
    Charter School
    1.6  mi  |  449  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Apopka Lovell Elementary School
    815 Roger Williams Rd
    Apopka , FL , 32703
    (407)884-2235
    1.8  mi  |  682  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Apopka Apopka Elementary School
    675 West Dixie Hwy
    Apopka , FL , 32712
    (407)884-2200
    2  mi  |  714  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Apopka Lakeville Elementary School
    2015 Lakeville Rd
    Apopka , FL , 32703
    (407)814-6110
    2.1  mi  |  879  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Apopka Amikids Orlando
    Alternative School
    1461 South Lake Pleasant Rd
    Apopka , FL , 32703
    (407)886-5405
    Alternative School
    2.2  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  6-12

School Reviews

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
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.