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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Wharton High School is an above average, public school located in Tampa, FL. It has 2,429 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Wharton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
467 responses
Average ACT
25
139 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$56,137
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$949
Median Home Value
$198,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
44%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
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  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Winterfest
    19%
  • Pep rallies
    16%
  • Club day
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Sports games
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,429
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,224
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,982/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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I loved participating in the French program at Wharton going to competitions and enjoyed my AP U.S government and AP Comparative government. I LOVE my honors Economics class and my Dual Enrollment English class. AMAZNG teachers who really care and give not just academic but life advice to their students, those lasses are fun and make me feel loved! I hope we can become a more secure school, people are still able to come in and out freely. Also there is lots of skipping, poor restroom conditions, and it can be difficult for clubs to fundraise and do cool things with their students because of restrictions and etc.
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My experience at Wharton high school was really amazing and I enjoyed being there. This is my senior year and I’ve enjoyed the academics,clubs, and meeting new people from different cultures. The academics at my school pushes us to strive to excel in every area. There are many different clubs at my school. The clubs help students to socialize and work together to help the community. I’ve enjoyed being apart of many clubs at my school. Some of the clubs include: Library,Splash, and Students Class Council. I’ve met many new people and I have learned interesting things about their culture. The teachers are very kind and helpful.They are always available when you need their help and they always motivate us to get good grades. I like how the faculty and administration are so friendly and helpful.They are always there when I have questions or need help. My experience at Wharton will always be memorable because of all the great times I spent at that school.
My overall experience with Wharton High School has been very pleasant. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities. In the past couple years there have been many efforts made to improve the look and reputation of the school and I do think that a difference was made. Wharton has a wide range of classes available to students and academically minded students have the ability to take numerous AP classes. Most teachers are good with few exceptions. I have had no problems with Wharton, and I was happy with the four years I spent there. I would recommend this school to anyone in the area because the academics are good, and the environment is friendly when you surround yourself with the right people.