A
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
    C+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Wheeler High School is a highly rated, public school located in Marietta, GA. It has 2,117 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
375 Holt Rd Ne
Marietta, GA 30068
Telephone
(770) 578-3266

Wheeler High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1210
241 responses
Average ACT
28
116 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Basket Ball Games!
    34%
  • Pep rally
    13%
  • Football Games
    9%
  • International Affair
    9%
  • Robotics LockIn
    7%
  • Soccer Games
    5%
  • MLK Assembly
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,117
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,494/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Wheeler is an awful school! The teachers do not care about their students, they are only there for a paycheck. They do not care if they succeed academically or their wellbeing. This school did not at all prepare me for college. There were constantly fights, drugs, and alcohol going on through school. Kids were having sex in band instrument lockers. The administrators did not care about whether a student was punished fairly, they were also only there for a paycheck. The school was never clean. This school is all around awful and I would NOT advise enrolling your child here.
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I absolutely love Wheeler High School. It is seriously the place to be during your high school years! There is so much diversity and all kinds of different ethnics around. First off, the school is huge! It is over 5,000 sq ft and it has new and old buildings. There are plenty of stairs, elevators, bathrooms and hallways to transport where you need. Next, the food is awesome! Wheeler's cafe is divided into 5 different types of shops where you could either get deli, nachos, pizza, and we even have salad bars! WOW! On top of that the teachers at Wheeler are very helpful and considerate, though if you are still struggling with your subject Wheeler does have tutoring after school for all subjects on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the cafeteria right after school. I can't deny, I can not compare any other high school to my awesome Wheeler High!
I have attended Wheeler through the Magnet program, and I can say that it's been a tough four years especially in regards to academics and social life. The school does a good job challenging your intellect with the difficulty of the classes, and the teachers are there to help you through most of the steps.

The sports here are decent, but basketball is the main attraction; we are ranked in the nation for basketball and have had a couple players play in the NBA such as Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Jaylen Brown.

Although diversity is one of Wheeler's strongest features, it seems that having a minority-majority population has led to a difference in culture compared to other schools in East Cobb; we are more vocal about injustices and through the viewpoints of many different cultures and ethnicities represented in the school, we have fostered a welcoming presence.