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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Wheaton Warrenville South High School is a top rated, public school located in Wheaton, IL. It has 2,009 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
1920 S Wiesbrook Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189
Telephone
(630) 784-7200

Wheaton Warrenville South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
96 responses
Average ACT
28
343 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$95,238
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,320
National
$949
Median Home Value
$339,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 166 responses
Report
  • Homecoming assembly and football games
    22%
  • Senior week
    11%
  • Decorated hallways for Homecoming
    11%
  • Variety Show
    10%
  • Sports team traditions
    8%
  • Music in the Hallways
    8%
  • Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,009
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,955
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,184/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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Wheaton Warrenville South High School Reviews

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I have two kids at South and they both love it. The curriculum is challenging and you can customize it with honors/AP as fits your abilities. One of my kids is in sports and the coaches are excellent, encouraging values and pushing the kids in academics too. The arts programs are also excellent such as show choir and speech team. There's something for everyone!
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Wheaton Warrenville South was mostly a great school academic wise. There are so many amazing & helpful teachers and counselors that are always there to help you. The English, Science, Music and Arts departments are funomenal. The teachers are so knowledgeable and helpful and can make even the most boring topics fun. Although the school has its downsides. The math department is lacking greatly and many of the teachers expect you to get a tutor over asking them for help. In drama and gym classes if you are not a favorite of the teachers or not the best actor or athlete don't expect much help. The student body is pretty much split into the wheaton kids, the wheaton wanna be's and the Warrenville kids. I had kids judge me because I was from Warrenville. There is a lot of lack of organization in some clubs and sports as well. The only class that I prepared me for college level work was my AP English Composition class. Overall the school Is pretty good but needs improvement in some areas.
Overall, WWS is a great school that many students take advantage of. Students travel from Chicago every day just to attend because of our academics, activities and facility. Our Principal, Dave Claypool is one of the most caring people I have ever met. Traveling with our show choir, Claypool comes to every single competition regardless of the state we are in. Our teachers really do care about the students and go out of their way to assist us in our academic path. Some teachers even reach into our personal life to help which will effect our academics drastically. WWS often gets looked down upon by the Wheaton students because some do not realize the advantage we have over other students at nearby schools.