12401 Dalewood Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20906
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Wheaton High School serves 2,280 students in grades 9-12.
Wheaton High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Wheaton High School's student population of 2,280 students has grown by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 145 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,280 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
145 teachers
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School Rankings

Wheaton High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#362 out of 1354 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
56%
20%
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Black
20%
34%
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White
9%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Graduation Rate
84%
86%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,280 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63

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