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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Wheeling Park High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wheeling, WV. It has 1,481 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Wheeling Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
114 responses
Average ACT
25
186 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A+
Median Household Income
$48,418
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$659
National
$949
Median Home Value
$119,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Clubs meet weekly, thatere are over 40 of them.
    27%
  • Festival of sound
    27%
  • Football games
    14%
  • The Multicultural Event of the Language clubs
    11%
  • Assassins
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Soccer, orchestra
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,481
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,054
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
$13,518/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Wheeling Park High School Reviews

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My experience at Wheeling Park High School from 2013-2017 was pretty average. The teachers were okay, the atmosphere was alright, music and the arts were excellent even though there was a great divide in funding to each section since math and science got more funding along with sports. There was a divide though in the resources due to how many students go there, but they do their best to help even if it's not always good. Overall, it was a pretty average experiences, I had teachers who did help a lot and some didn't. It really depends on who you get since some teachers don't care. At least when I was there.
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My WPHS senior has had an amazing high school experience. My son was undecided as an 8th grader as to which area high school would be most beneficial for him. I’m so happy he decided on Wheeling Park High School. He gained self confidence, exposure to many clubs and groups, made some really great friends, and had some outstanding teachers. The teachers at WPHS care about our students both in and out of the classroom. Academics is stellar at WPHS. My was was offered a variety of core and elective classes in prepping him for college. We feel that his high school experience couldn’t of been better in preparing him for the future.
I enjoyed being able to take a variety of classes that I would see in college, but I think that my school could allow students to take more of electives that they will need in the future rather than many of the core classes that they offer. I also think that the facilities could be in better shape than they are now. Many teachers also care and are passionate about what they are teaching, but some teachers are not, so I think it would be the most beneficial if all teachers were truly passionate about what they are teaching, so the students would have a better high school experience.