Wheeler High School

587 W 300 N
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Wheeler High School serves 437 students in grades 9-12.
Wheeler High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 437 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in IN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Wheeler High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

Wheeler High School's student population of 437 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
437 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Wheeler High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,755 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Wheeler High School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#168 out of 1755 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
14%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
85%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wheeler High School's ranking?
Wheeler High School is ranked #168 out of 1,755 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Indiana.
What schools are Wheeler High School often compared to?
Wheeler High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Valparaiso High School, Chesterton Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% IN state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% IN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Wheeler High School?
The graduation rate of Wheeler High School is 95%, which is higher than the Indiana state average of 87%.
How many students attend Wheeler High School?
437 students attend Wheeler High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Wheeler High School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wheeler High School?
Wheeler High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Indiana state average of 15:1.
What grades does Wheeler High School offer ?
Wheeler High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Wheeler High School part of?
Wheeler High School is part of Union Township School Corp School District.

School Reviews

5   10/1/2013
Any parent would be lucky to have their child attend this establishment. I missed it before I even graduated, and will forever carry with me the lessons learned from the staff there. I miss it everyday staff and all! :) Molly Fiser. Year 2008.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Mfize

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 437 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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