Wheeler High School

587 W 300 N
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Wheeler High School serves 536 students in grades 9-12.
Wheeler High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Wheeler High School's student population of 536 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students536 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Wheeler High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Wheeler High School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1191 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
13%
12%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
81%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.330.51
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUnion Township School Corp School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wheeler High School is Hobart High School (4.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Union Township Middle School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Valparaiso Union Township Middle School Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 325 students
    0.1 miles
    599 W 300 N
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 759-2562
    0.1 6-8 325
  • Valparaiso Union Center Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 341 students
    0.2 miles
    272 N 600 W
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 759-2544
    0.2 K-5 341
  • Valparaiso John Simatovich Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 240 students
    2.7 miles
    424 W 500 N
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 759-2508
    2.7 K-5 240
  • Hobart Hobart High School Math: 38% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,289 student
    4.1 miles
    2211 E Tenth St
    Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 942-8521
    4.1 9-12 1,289
  • Merrillville John Wood Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 343 students
    4.6 miles
    6100 E 73rd Ave
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 650-5305
    4.6 PK-4 343

School Reviews

5  
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.
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