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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
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Wheeling High School is a top rated, public school located in Wheeling, IL. It has 1,717 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

Wheeling High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
270 responses
Average ACT
27
213 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$66,243
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$949
Median Home Value
$191,500
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
100%
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 96 responses
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  • Going to football games
    25%
  • School dances
    17%
  • Homecoming Week
    16%
  • Pep rally
    11%
  • Marching band/ jazz band concerts/competitions
    10%
  • Sports
    5%
  • Soccer Matches
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,717
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$92,007
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.7%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$25,256/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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I absolutely loved the diversity of this school, and the fact that anyone could be friends with anyone. There is basically no social classes and no one gets judged for befriending anyone else. The teachers, for the most part, are extremely caring and clearly enjoy what they do. There’s a wide variety of classes available for students to choose from, and I really valued that, because I got to try out a couple of different electives, exploring different careers, and figuring out the pathway that I wanted to take career wise. There’s plenty of different clubs and sports that people can also choose from, and coaches are typically motivating and inspirational.
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My experience with wheeling high school has been very delightful. The widespread diverse community within the school is amazing. You don’t feel left out, because you will always find someone that you can relate to. The opportunities that wheeling high school offers are great, as you have every tool to your disposal to build your future. As well, the staff and teachers are there to help you along your journey. Whenever you need help or assistance, you will get it directly to you without a doubt. It makes you feel that you are a part of a family there. You would not regret going too wheeling high school
With Wheeling High School, I think we have any opportunities that other high schools in D214, don’t have. Like the fact that we have a Nanotechnology class that’s offered at wheeling. The school recently built and finished the courtroom that is used for the law classes at the school. The teachers are very supportive and wanting their students to succeed in their learning and education. I believe that Wheeling is the most diverse school in the D214 district schools. Security, then we have local policeman for, the wheeling park district who come once in a while or daily to check or are on patrol of the school grounds and just observe the students if there is any strange activity. we have more support and help from not only our parents, respective adults who we could trust, but also the support and help from teachers, counselors, etc. Students have a great connection with their teachers.