20150 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Wharton High School serves 2,471 students in grades 9-12.
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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Wharton High School's student population of 2,471 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 127 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,471 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
127 teachers
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School Calendar

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Date
Last Day of School/End of 4th Grading Period (End of 2nd Semester)
May 27, 2022 (Friday)

School Rankings

Wharton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2365 out of 3628 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
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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
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n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Graduation Rate
89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,471 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in FL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.73 (Top 5%)

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