Wheeler High School

Wheeler High School serves 2,079 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
Wheeler High School operates within the Cobb County School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is higher than the GA state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 2079 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 136 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,079 students
Wheeler High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 136 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 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Wheeler High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
3%
Wheeler High School Asian (1994-2012)
Hispanic
13%
12%
Wheeler High School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
41%
37%
Wheeler High School Black (1994-2012)
White
32%
44%
Wheeler High School White (1994-2012)
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.
0.71 0.66
Wheeler High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
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.
37%
51%
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.
7%
7%
Wheeler High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 112,433 students has grown by 13429% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Cobb County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
114
5
Number of Students Managed 112,433 3,298
Cobb County School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 66%
Cobb County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,108 MM $34 MM
Cobb County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,087 MM $36 MM
Cobb County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $1,332,698 $9,939
Cobb County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $1,307,671 $10,367
Cobb County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is George W. Hartmann Center (1.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is East Cobb Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sedalia Park Elementary School (1 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
  • Marietta East Cobb Middle School
    380 Holt Rd Ne
    Marietta , GA , 30068
    (770)578-2740
    0.1  mi  |  1299  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Marietta Sedalia Park Elementary School
    Charter School
    2230 Lower Roswell Rd
    Marietta , GA , 30068
    (770)509-5162
    Charter School
    1  mi  |  808  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Marietta Eastvalley Elementary School
    2570 Lower Roswell Rd
    Marietta , GA , 30068
    (770)578-7214
    1.1  mi  |  649  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Marietta Powers Ferry Elementary School
    403 Powers Ferry Rd Se
    Marietta , GA , 30067
    (770)578-7936
    1.5  mi  |  454  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Marietta Sope Creek Elementary School
    3320 Paper Mill Rd Se
    Marietta , GA , 30067
    (770)916-7085
    1.8  mi  |  1119  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.
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.