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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Wheatley High School is a public school located in Houston, TX. It has 874 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 13% in reading.

Wheatley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
13%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
64%
Average SAT
880
48 responses
Average ACT
17
6 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$30,490
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$669
National
$949
Median Home Value
$78,905
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
45%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Homecoming
    41%
  • College Trips
    24%
  • Prom
    12%
  • College Night
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Student Meetings
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
874
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,258
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.8%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,833/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Wheatley High School Reviews

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The reason why I gave 2 stars to many of the questions is because though the culture is great, there is a great disparity between the Hispanics and African Americans. Not just that but the educational system is failing these adolescents year after year. Yes, we all want the best for each student but if the teachers or school staff is unable to show physically that there is more to life than being in a gang, robbing, fighting, or any negative action then there is where the students do not pursue a higher education. There needs to be a big change in this school in order to start changing the negative mentalities of these young individuals because there are many brilliant students but there needs to be a way to tap into their potential. I loved the sports and the teachers but I struggled during my first couple of years of college because there were not many opportunities for me to progress and if there was, I did not know how important it was until I attended college.
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My time at Wheatley High School has truly been one of my prodigious and fascinating experiences of my life. From the diligent working staff to the incredibly well mannered students, it truly makes its hard to comprehend the emotional distress the media puts upon on Wheatley High School. Now the reason why I stand behind my school with such pride and honor is for what they've done for not only me, but from hundreds of other students as well on helping us become the best student we can be.
I’ve only been at Wheatley for two years now (I’m a junior) & I love the teachers & learning new things from the subjected teachers , but I hate how students think it’s fun to disrespect the teachers . Not only does it create a problem for me, because I’m actually trying to learn, it’s rude to the teacher. Other than the immature students , the school is great for academics. I’ve made honor roll twice in the first semester & I plan to do better than that, this year .