Wheeling High School

900 South Elmhurst Rd,

Wheeling, IL, 60090-5507

Tel: (847)718-7000
Grades: 9-12

1,797 students

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
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 114 teachers
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 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
15:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
4%
Hispanic
51%
23%
Black
2%
19%
White
38%
50%
Unknown
3%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.60
0.66
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,142 students has grown by 0% over five years.
School District Name Township Hsd 214 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
3
Number of Students Managed 12,142
797
Graduation Rate n/a
88%
District Total Revenue $230 MM
n/a
District Spending $216 MM
n/a
District Revenue / Student $18,530
$0
District Spending / Student $17,407
$0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (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 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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