Wharton High School

  • Wharton High School serves 2,471 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Wharton High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Wharton High School's student population of 2,471 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 127 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,471 students
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Total Classroom Teachers127 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wharton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Wharton High School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#2204 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:1n/a
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
28%
33%
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Black
31%
22%
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White
31%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.730.70
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Graduation Rate
87%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHillsborough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  1.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
This school is very bad. No adult on campus gives 2 Removed about the students. There have been many times where they could have prevented a gang fight but choose to watch instead.
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I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SCHOOL WERE THE STAFF AND TEACHERS TALK TO YOU LIKE YOUR THE STUDENT NOT MINORTY VERY UNPROFFESIONAL STAFF. YOU WONDER WHAT MAKES KIDS SNAP?? STAFF MOUTH, YOU SHOULD BE ENCOURRAGING STUDENTS BUT YET YOU TEAR THEM DOWN. YES MAM NO SIR WHY? WHEN YOU DON'T RESPECT THEM.
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I would never recommend this school. There are more fights and lock downs than there is actually teaching. The school is very sexist when it comes to dress code and the food closely resembles garbage. I have had bugs in it, expired, and paper. The staff could care less and text more than they actually teach. The ladies that are supposed to greet you when you first show up to the school are rude and look at themselves more than they care. There is constant bullying that never stops. Never EVER go to this school
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