Wheeler High School (Indiana)

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Wheeler High School
Wheeler High School (Indiana) logo.png
Address
587 West 300 North
Valparaiso, Indiana, 46385
United States
Coordinates41°28′45″N 87°10′46″W / 41.47917°N 87.17944°W / 41.47917; -87.17944Coordinates: 41°28′45″N 87°10′46″W / 41.47917°N 87.17944°W / 41.47917; -87.17944
Information
TypePublic secondary
School districtUnion Township School Corporation
SuperintendentJohn Hunter
PrincipalDon Gandy
Faculty34
Grades9–12
Enrollment585[1] (2009-2010)
Student to teacher ratio16:1
Color(s)Orange, Green, White
            
NicknameBearcats
Website
 
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For the Magnet high school in Marietta, GA, see Joseph Wheeler High School.

Wheeler High School
Wheeler High School (Indiana) logo.png
Address
587 West 300 North
Valparaiso, Indiana, 46385
United States
Coordinates41°28′45″N 87°10′46″W / 41.47917°N 87.17944°W / 41.47917; -87.17944Coordinates: 41°28′45″N 87°10′46″W / 41.47917°N 87.17944°W / 41.47917; -87.17944
Information
TypePublic secondary
School districtUnion Township School Corporation
SuperintendentJohn Hunter
PrincipalDon Gandy
Faculty34
Grades9–12
Enrollment585[1] (2009-2010)
Student to teacher ratio16:1
Color(s)Orange, Green, White
            
NicknameBearcats
Website

Wheeler High School is a secondary school located in Valparaiso, Indiana, United States. The school is attached to Union Township Middle School and was formerly located in Wheeler, Indiana. It is a part of the Union Township School Corporation.

Academics[edit]

Test Scores[edit]

Test scores for Wheeler High School have been above average for many years. When comparing the 2005 ISTEP+ scores for grade 10 math, Wheeler ranks in the top five among twenty-two local schools. When comparing the 2005 ISTEP+ scores for grade 10 English/language arts, Wheeler is ranked fifth among twenty-two local schools.[2]

Vocational Education Department[edit]

Wheeler High School features a Law Enforcement Career Academy. This program is held at Wheeler High School and is available to all juniors and seniors. The program is intended for students wishing to pursue careers in Police, Courts, or Corrections. Students at all area schools are allowed to enroll. The students can also receive three college credits from Vincennes University.[3][4]

Junior and senior students may also take vocational classes at other area schools via the Porter County Vocational Education program. [5]

Fine arts[edit]

Wheeler High School has a choir, band, art department, and drama department.

Choir[edit]

The choir performs at many local and statewide competitions every year. There is also a Show Choir. They also travel to Orlando, Florida every four years to perform at Disney World. The choir also puts on an annual performance called the "Madrigal Dinner." This dinner includes the high school and middle school choirs and features a round table of medieval characters.

Band[edit]

The school band performs at half time of all school football games and during timeouts and between quarters at basketball games. The band also competes at competitions. The band performs at several concerts throughout the year as well.

Art[edit]

The Wheeler High School art department features classes such as drawing, ceramics, art, sculpture, and jewelry making.

Bearcat Theatre Company[edit]

Bearcat Theatre Company puts on 4 shows a year, A Fall Musical for High School, a Winter Show for Middle School, A Spring Play for the High School, and a Community production during the summer.[6]

Student activities[edit]

Students at Wheeler High School can participate in a variety of activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, Student Council, National Honor Society, Key Club, choir, drama, academic teams, Robotic Team,[7] and foreign language clubs.

Athletics[edit]

Wheeler High School has a large array of athletics. The school also features an indoor swimming pool, a fieldhouse, and a standard gym.

Over the years Wheeler High School has won State Championships in Basketball (Men's 2010) and Softball (Women's 2010).[8]

Boys Sports[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Girls Sports[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Demographics[edit]

In the 2009-2010 school year, Wheeler High was 49.4% female and 50.6% male. The racial breakdown was:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ School Snapshot
  2. ^ Wheeler High School - Valparaiso, Indiana - IN - School overview
  3. ^ "Law Enforcement Career Academy". Union Township School Corporation. Archived from the original on 20 September 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "SATELLITE PROGRAMS". Porter County Career and Technical Education. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Porter County Career & Technical Education". Porter County Career & Technical Education. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Thanks For Visiting! - Home
  7. ^ http://www.cybearcats.com
  8. ^ IHSAA State Championships by School
  9. ^ http://mustang.doe.state.in.us/TRENDS/enrtree.cfm?schl=6841&year=2010&corp=

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