Wheaton High School serves 2,375 students in grades 9-12.
Wheaton High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- School Type: Magnet School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 2,375 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 90%
- Graduation Rate: 88% (Btm 50% in MD)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 10%
- Math Proficiency: 39% (Top 20%)
- Reading Proficiency: 67% (Top 10%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education
Wheaton High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Wheaton High School's student population of 2,375 students has grown by 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 148 teachers has grown by 35% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Wheaton High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Wheaton High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#125 out of 1343 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Wheaton High School's ranking?
Wheaton High School is ranked #125 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Maryland.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
What is the graduation rate of Wheaton High School?
The graduation rate of Wheaton High School is 88%, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 87%.
How many students attend Wheaton High School?
2,375 students attend Wheaton High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Wheaton High School students are Hispanic, 20% of students are Black, 11% of students are Asian, 10% of students are White, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wheaton High School?
Wheaton High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Wheaton High School offer ?
Wheaton High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Wheaton High School part of?
Wheaton High School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.
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