Wheeling High School

  • Wheeling High School serves 1,727 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Wheeling High School's student population of 1,727 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,727 students
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Total Classroom Teachers111 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wheeling High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wheeling High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1898 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wheeling High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wheeling High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Wheeling High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Wheeling High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
60%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Wheeling High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Wheeling High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
32%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Wheeling High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Wheeling High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wheeling High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.540.68
This chart display the diversity score of Wheeling High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Wheeling High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wheeling High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wheeling High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTownship HSD 214 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I am a senior at Wheeling. I will be very sad for graduation, because it has truly been the best past 3 years of my life .
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WHS parents are not overly involved, but they are involved with their kids' education and activities pretty often. Extracurricular activities are pretty available. You can find almost anything that matches your interests. The debate team is great. It's gone to state several times in the past 10 years. Some of the facilities need major improvement, while others look nice. The academic programs have gone downhill since I was there. The kids either get too much homework or very little homework. They're either extremely challenged in their classes or not challenged enough. WHS hasn't made AYP for the past 3 years, so it's currently kinda up in the air as to what will happen to it.
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