Wheeler High School

  • Wheeler High School serves 2,117 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the GA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.
  • Wheeler High School operates within the Cobb County School District.
  • Cobb County School District's 80% graduation rate is higher than the GA state average of 69%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2117 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 128 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,117 students
Wheeler High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Wheeler High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 128 teachers
Wheeler High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Wheeler High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Wheeler High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
9%
4%
Wheeler High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
17%
14%
Wheeler High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
43%
37%
Wheeler High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
28%
42%
Wheeler High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Wheeler High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Wheeler High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Wheeler High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown GA 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.
0.71 0.41
Wheeler High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
38%
57%
Wheeler High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
7%
6%
Wheeler High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Cobb County School District's student population of 111,751 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,104 is higher than the state average of $10,007. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,494 is less than the state average of $9,869. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Cobb County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
111
5
Number of Students Managed 111,751 3,306
Cobb County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 80% 69%
Cobb County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $1,111 MM $33 MM
Cobb County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,044 MM $33 MM
Cobb County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,104 $10,007
Cobb County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,494 $9,869
Cobb County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest 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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School Reviews

5  5/21/2016
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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