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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Wheaton High School is a highly rated, public school located in Silver Spring, MD. It has 2,077 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Wheaton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1210
337 responses
Average ACT
25
92 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$85,617
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,813
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$371,700
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Pep Rally
    17%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Mr. Wheaton
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spring Concert
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,077
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,917
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.2%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,250/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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My time at Wheaton was amazing. I was able to make new friends and actually find myself. Although as a high school, I was overwhelmed and fell into a deep Depression. Wheaton High School was able to provide me with the serious help I needed. After that, I was able to strive. I want people who are or want to attend Wheaton High School to know that Wheaton is the school for you!
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Not only does Wheaton High School have magnet programs in Engineering and Bioengineering, it offers Academy programs that are excellent in STEM fields, including Information Technology/Computer Science. Graduates get into top universities, including MIT and Ivy League schools. The staff are dedicated to the students and go the extra mile to support the students. The teachers are supportive of the students creative ideas and interests. This is a great school that really prepares students for college.
Wheaton highschool has really great programs focused on IT, Engineering, BioMedicine and more. The teachers are amazing and helpful. Our family loves Wheaton Highschool!