Wheeler High School

  • Wheeler High School serves 2,165 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 52% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60%.

Top Placements

Wheeler High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • Wheeler High School's student population of 2,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 124 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,165 students
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Total Classroom Teachers124 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wheeler High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wheeler High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#387 out of 2,174 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
10%
4%
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Hispanic
19%
15%
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Black
41%
37%
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White
28%
40%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wheeler High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.710.42
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Graduation Rate
81%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCobb County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Wheeler High School is located in northeast Cobb County, Georgia, USA. It is near the city of Marietta, about 15 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Wheeler has been in operation since 1965. It is a public school of the State of Georgia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Georgia High School Association. It is most notable for its magnet program and nationally ranked boys basketball team.
  • The Center For Advanced Studies Magnet Program: The program is a member of the National Consortium of Science, Math and Technology Magnet Schools (NCSSSMST), offering an advanced curriculum to highly motivated students. By 11th grade, Magnet students are taking college-level courses. Current students come from private, public and homeschool environments. The magnet offers an intimate, challenging education with like-minded peers. Admission is open to all qualified eighth graders who reside in Cobb County, Georgia. Admission is competitive and applications are due in early December. The Center for Advanced Studies is gaining national attention as a premier education opportunity.
  • History: The Center for Advanced Studies opened in the fall of 2000 in a new 33,000 square foot facility designed especially for the program and located on the campus of Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. It is currently receiving an expansion in the form of the construction of a new science wing. A more recent graduate of Wheeler high school, Andrew Marler, is currently the owner of several oil companies in India. He routinely visits Joseph Wheeler.
  • Notable Achievements: Wheeler's basketball has been a nationally ranked program over the past few years, winning 3 State titles in 4 years. With wins over regional powerhouses from Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania, Wheeler's national profile continues to grow. With a variety of players at the college and pro level in many sports, Wheeler's athletic programs continue to improve. The robotics club participates in the FIRST Robotics League and BEST Robotics Championships each year, earning the Chairman's Award three years in a row. The 2005 One-Act Play "Jerry Finnegan's Sister" won the Region and State Titles and received the awards for Best Actor and Actress in Region and Best Actor in State. The debate team is nationally competitive and rapidly growing. Participants from the school were semifinalists in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in 2006.
  • Population: Wheeler Cluster Schools include: Middle School - East Cobb Middle; Elementary Schools - East Valley, Sope Creek, Sedalia Park, Brumby & Powers Ferry.
  • Wheeler offers a wide range of courses including honors courses, more than 25 AP classes, many Post-AP courses; including Genetics and Internship. Wheeler also has technical/vocational courses for those seeking a vocational diploma. The Center for Advanced Studies offers dual college prep and technology seals on a participant's high school diploma.
  • MASCOT: Scratch the Wildcat.
  • COLORS: Navy Blue, Gold, and White.
  • Notable Alumni: Shareef Abdur-Rahim; Jeremy Hermida; Jermareo Davidson; Bob Tway; Robby Ginepri; Dax Griffin; Ed Guthrie; Robert Shaw; Russel Clayton.
  • The school is named after civil war general Joseph Wheeler.

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Absolutely incredible school! It keeps getting better. There are times Wheeler does not get the credit it deserves, but I have had one child go to another more affluent school about 2 miles away and we moved and now 2 children go through Wheeler. Wheeler far surpasses the other school and we no longer have to get tutors for everything due to sit and get teachers. Thank you Wheeler!
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