Wheeling High School

Wheeling High School serves 1,769 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the IL average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% 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 1769 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,769 students
Wheeling High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Wheeling High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Wheeling High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 13:1
Wheeling High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
4%
Wheeling High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
51%
24%
Wheeling High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
2%
19%
Wheeling High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
40%
50%
Wheeling High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Wheeling High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Wheeling High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.58 0.30
Wheeling High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
36%
45%
Wheeling High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2013)
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.
6%
6%
Wheeling High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,020 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $18,530 is higher than the state average of $10,546. The district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four years.
The district spending/student of $17,407 is higher than the state average of $10,416. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Township Hsd 214 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
3
Number of Students Managed 12,020 932
Township Hsd 214 School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate n/a% 88%
Township Hsd 214 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $230 MM $10 MM
Township Hsd 214 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $216 MM $10 MM
Township Hsd 214 School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,530 $10,546
Township Hsd 214 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,407 $10,416
Township Hsd 214 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • WheelingMark Twain Elementary School
    515 East Merle Ln
    WheelingIL 60090
    (847)520-2785
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 567 students                      
  • WheelingBooth Tarkington Elementary School
    310 Scott St
    WheelingIL 60090
    (847)520-2775
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 515 students                      
  • WheelingJack London Middle School
    1001 West Dundee Rd
    WheelingIL 60090
    (847)520-2745
    1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 690 students                      
  • WheelingEugene Field Elementary School
    51 Saint Armand Ln
    WheelingIL 60090
    (847)520-2780
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 612 students                      
  • Prospect HeightsAnne Sullivan Elementary School
    700 North Schoenbeck Rd
    Prospect HeightsIL 60070
    (847)870-5380
    1.2 mi | Gr. 4-5 | 308 students                      

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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