Wheeler High School (Indiana)

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Wheeler High School
EstablishedDate Unknown
TypePublic secondary
PrincipalDon Gandy
Students530
Grades9–12
LocationValparaiso, Indiana, USA
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
ColorsOrange, Green, White
MascotBearcat
ScheduleTrimester
Student-Teacher Ratio16:1
Websitewww.union.k12.in.us/whs/
 
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For the Magnet high school in Marietta, GA, see Joseph Wheeler High School.

Wheeler High School is a four-star secondary school located in Valparaiso, Indiana. The school is attached to Union Township Middle School and was formerly located in Wheeler, Indiana.

Wheeler High School
EstablishedDate Unknown
TypePublic secondary
PrincipalDon Gandy
Students530
Grades9–12
LocationValparaiso, Indiana, USA
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
ColorsOrange, Green, White
MascotBearcat
ScheduleTrimester
Student-Teacher Ratio16:1
Websitewww.union.k12.in.us/whs/

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.[citation needed]

Foreign Languages[edit]

Wheeler High School offers education in three different foreign languages. These languages are Spanish, German, and French. More languages were offered in previous years, but because of the small size of the school, the lack of interest among the students caused the discontinuation of the subjects.

Vocational Education Department[edit]

Wheeler High School features a Law Enforcement Career Academy and a Cisco Regional Networking Academy.

Fine arts[edit]

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

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, 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 been blessed with State Championships including events in Track/Cross Country (2000/2001), Swimming (2008), Basketball (Men's 2010), and Softball (Women's 2010).

Boys Sports[edit]

Girls Sports[edit]

Miscellaneous facts and statistics[edit]

Ethnicity[edit]

WHS is a predominantly white school. For the 2005-2006 school year, the percent of ethnicity groups is as follows:[citation needed]

Free Lunch Program[edit]

Some students come from families that are not economically well-off. For these students, WHS offers free or reduced lunches. For the 2005-2006 school year, the percentages break down as follows:

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