Wheeling High School

Wheeling High School serves 1,797 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Wheeling High School operates within the Township Hsd 214 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1797 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,797 students
Wheeling High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 114 teachers
Wheeling High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Wheeling High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.95. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Wheeling High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
4%
Wheeling High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
51%
23%
Wheeling High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
19%
Wheeling High School Black (1988-2012)
White
38%
50%
Wheeling High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Wheeling High School Sch Ethnicity Wheeling 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.
0.60 0.95
Wheeling 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%
23%
Wheeling High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
27%
26%
Wheeling High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,142 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Township Hsd 214 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
3
Number of Students Managed 12,142 949
Township Hsd 214 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a 88%
Township Hsd 214 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $230 MM $10 MM
District Spending $216 MM $10 MM
Township Hsd 214 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,530 $10,546
Township Hsd 214 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,407 $10,416
Township Hsd 214 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is John Hersey High School (2.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jack London Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mark Twain Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Wheeling Mark Twain Elementary School
    515 East Merle Ln
    Wheeling , IL , 60090
    (847)520-2785
    0.4  mi  |  587  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Wheeling Booth Tarkington Elementary School
    310 Scott St
    Wheeling , IL , 60090
    (847)520-2775
    0.9  mi  |  465  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Wheeling Jack London Middle School
    1001 West Dundee Rd
    Wheeling , IL , 60090
    (847)520-2745
    1  mi  |  687  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Wheeling Eugene Field Elementary School
    51 Saint Armand Ln
    Wheeling , IL , 60090
    (847)520-2780
    1.1  mi  |  609  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Prospect Heights Anne Sullivan Elementary School
    700 North Schoenbeck Rd
    Prospect Heights , IL , 60070
    (847)870-5380
    1.2  mi  |  318  students  |  Gr.  4-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 29, 2009 - WHS parents are not overly involved, but they are involved with their kids' education and activities pretty often. Extracurricular activities are pretty available. You can find almost anything that matches your interests. The debate team is great. It's gone to state several times in the past 10 years. Some of the facilities need major improvement, while others look nice. The academic programs have gone downhill since I was there. The kids either get too much homework or very little homework. They're either extremely challenged in their classes or not challenged enough. WHS hasn't made AYP for the past 3 years, so it's currently kinda up in the air as to what will happen to it. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Cook County, IL 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 0.56, which is lower than the Illinois average of 0.95. The most diverse school district in Cook County is Cook County School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.