Wharton High School

  • Wharton High School serves 2,261 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the FL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • Wharton High School operates within the Hillsborough School District.
  • Hillsborough School District's 71% graduation rate is equal to the FL state average of 71%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2261 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,261 students
Wharton High School Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender % Wharton High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 128 teachers
Wharton High School Total Teachers (1999-2015)
Students by Grade Wharton High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Wharton High School Student Teacher Ratio (1999-2015)
Asian
4%
3%
Wharton High School Asian Students (1999-2015)
Hispanic
27%
31%
Wharton High School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
30%
23%
Wharton High School Black Students (1999-2015)
White
34%
40%
Wharton High School White Students (1999-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Wharton High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Wharton High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Wharton High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL 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.
0.72 0.46
Wharton High School Diversity Score (1999-2015)
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.
44%
53%
Wharton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2015)
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%
5%
Wharton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Hillsborough School District's student population of 206,646 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 71% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,578 in this district is less than the state average of $12,021. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,870 is less than the state average of $12,230. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District Name Hillsborough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
306
22
Number of Students Managed 206,646 10,184
Hillsborough School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 71% 71%
Hillsborough School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $1,949 MM $122 MM
Hillsborough School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $2,008 MM $125 MM
Hillsborough School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,578 $12,021
Hillsborough School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,870 $12,230
Hillsborough School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  7/6/2015
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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