Wheeler High School



Wheeler High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Wheeler High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 157
10 140
11 133
12 149

Wheeler High School is a public high school of the Union Township School Corporation located in Valparaiso, IN. It has 579 students in grades 9th through 12th. Wheeler High School is the 216th largest public high school in Indiana and the 9,641st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 20.4 to 1.

Total Students: 579
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.35
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,641st out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 216th out of 433
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 351st out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 282nd out of 424

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Wheeler High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 302
(52%)
302
(52%)
 Female 277
(48%)
277
(48%)

Wheeler High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 472
(82%)
472
(82%)
 Hispanic 79
(14%)
79
(14%)
 Two or More 17
(3%)
17
(3%)
 Black 6
(1%)
6
(1%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Wheeler High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 492
(85%)
492
(85%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 64
(11%)
64
(11%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 23
(4%)
23
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Wheeler High School is ranked 388th out of 431 ranked schools in Indiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Wheeler High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (15.0%) is significantly lower than the state average of 44.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Wheeler High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 530
2006 540
2007 546
2008 542
2009 559
2010 545
2011 558
2012 554
2013 542
2014 549
2015 579

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 N/A
2007 18.6
2008 19.1
2009 18.1
2010 18.4
2011 17.3
2012 17.9
2013 18.7
2014 17.7
2015 20.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.084905660377358
2006 0.10185185185185
2007 0.1007326007326
2008 0.083025830258303
2009 0.14847942754919
2010 0.1302752293578
2011 0.15770609318996
2012 0.17509025270758
2013 0.17158671586716
2014 0.17850637522769
2015 0.15025906735751

Compare Wheeler High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,699.6% 17.0:1
 
2,040.0% 20.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 15.0%
 
State Average 44.0%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Wheeler High School
Valparaiso, IN
Public 09 - 12 579 20.4:1  
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