School Details

Wheeler High School

375 Holt Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 578-3266
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2079 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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  • Cobb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cobb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wheeler High School is a public high school in Marietta. The principal of Wheeler High School is David Chiprany and can be contacted at David.Chiprany@cobbk12.org. 2,079 students attend Wheeler High School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 10% of the Wheeler High School students have "limited English proficiency." 27% of the 2,079 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 45% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wheeler High School is 14:1. George W. Hartmann Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 44%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 14% 17%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 44%
Limited English proficiency 10% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 27% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is on the rise to be the BEST all around school in Cobb County. The challenge of a diverse financial population has been the challenge that administrators and faculty have taken on squarely and they are winning. Raising the bar in every area has begun to pay off with a local perception that Wheeler is a great school with terrific students. The brand new building has helped create the atmosphere for excellence. This is a place for well rounded real life opportunities and challenges. High school is what you make it where ever you are. Wheeler has given my children every academic opportunity as well as quality sports and student life programs.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am so happy to read the latest evaluation of Wheeler. We have just relocated here from a large school on the West coast. We are very happy with the rich diverse population of Wheeler and the offerings that Wheeler has. However my husband and I have been disappointed at the scheduling mechanism that the school utilizes. Our sons last school used a system that was similar to a university scheduling system. It did not eliminate issues but it certainly made the ability to drop and change classes a much easier process. I have given Wheeler 4-5 stars but this issue should be evaluated and other schools should be used as an outside resource/example.

  • (1 year ago)

    Beautiful school top teachers. However unsure if it is a County or specific school issue but the scheduling of classes and the delineation of the actual schedule is questionable. The leadership from top down is missing out on how they could take what has historically been a struggling school and make it GREAT by starting the year off with balanced schedules that provide appropriate academic challenges balanced with each students passion. I would encourage the Board of Education to make an inquiry. Wheelers opportunity to attract the best and the brightest back to a beautiful school that has depth in student diversity and talent is now. This is an opportunity for Sweeney. The BOE should look at how the uneven class distribution is impacting the students. They need to provide appropriate software than can accommodate for block scheduling or evaluate the potential lack of leadership in curriculum adherence.. Chiprany is an amazing leader but he may be missing the boat on scheduling. Wheeler's time is now. However first impressions are crucial if you want to be a top notch school in Cobb. It must be top priority to place Students in classes that provide an academic balance.

  • (1 year ago)

    As my son entered his last year in middle school I told him he should consider the opportunities offered at the magnet schools in Cobb County. He said he wasn't interested and wanted to go to his zoned school with his friends. I told him that was fine because he probably wouldn't be accepted anyways. He showed me by getting accepted at Wheeler Magnet and has never taken his foot off the pedal since. He will be starting his junior year and his classes are the equivalent of what I took in my sophomore year of college (I have a BSME). The teachers are incredible and being surrounded by other high achieving focused students does wonders for a young teen's attitude and effort. I never thought I'd hear my son regularly ask me if he could stay after school to work with his classmates on a project or for a study group. He also is a varsity athelete and the sports teams work with the magnet students because they know for them academics are their priority. He loves the school and is proud to be a magnet student there.

  • (1 year ago)

    The Wheeler magnet program is first rate. The school is consistently ranked as one of the finest public schools in Georgia and is recognized nationally as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    Moving to a different state when your son is 16 is difficult. Fortunately my son attended Wheeler High School. I applaud the teachers for helping to make his transition easier.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wheeler has a great magnet program. the new building will also help in generating pride in he schools

  • (1 year ago)

    One of the first three Schools in Georgia to receive STEM Certification. Excellent academics and sports programs.

  • (1 year ago)

    Consistently improving the quality of education provided for all students. Also Wheeler High School values and celebrates the unique diversity within the student population.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son went through Wheeler and received a wonderful education and was accepted into a prestigious college. We have had students who have graduated from Wheeler and received scholarships to Harvard and Yale. Can't ask for more.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wheeler has had it's Up's and Down's It was old and in need of repair. I had one child go thru all 4 years at Wheeler and I believe he got a great education overall. Yes just like at my work there are some staff that should look for a different job but I think the leadership from the Principal on down is great. The Magnet program is top notch and I would compare it to any other program in Georgia heck the US. Now that Wheeler is getting a much needed face lift I am sure the student and staff will feel a lot more pride in their school. Wheeler is a very diverse school and that is one thing that makes it better than many of the other HS's in the area. You can't teach certain things in a class room and one of them is LIFE. So YES Wheeler is a great school and will only get better. Go Wildcats.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wheeler is wonderful! The magnet program is great. Super robotics team. Many students exceeding in testing for AP SAT and ACT. Looking forward to the brand new main building for Fall 2013. Parents volunteer through PTSA Magnet Foundation and the academic foundation. Staff is very involved in extracurricular activities. I like the extra help sessions before and after school. Good solid education.

  • (1 year ago)

    Math/Science Magnet is the best high school experience in GA. Brand new building is beautiful and the faculty is outstanding. I am proud to have both of my kids go to Wheeler.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wheeler High School brand new school wonderful robotics and math program not to mention to notch Magnet program

  • (1 year ago)

    Wheeler is a school where academics are strong but where kids learn about the other parts of life too. There is room for every student to find activities clubs sports and friends that fit and feel right. The Magnet program is excellent and without compare in the Metro area however Wheeler is more than the Magnet. The academics outside the Magnet program are top-notch. Both of my children attended the Magnet program. Many of their gifted and high ability friends didn't and still experienced a challenging education at Wheeler. The faculty is highly qualified dedicated and innovative. It will be amazing to see the new construction completed so that the outside of the school finally matches the incredible things that have been going on inside the school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school in East Cobb! Can't wait to see the completed renovations for the new school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wheeler is a school with teachers and programs that provide students with a variety of excellent programs and a solid educational foundation.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wheeler High School has the Science Math and Technology Magnet School and is rated among the top schools in the country.

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my children graduated from this school and are doing well in a very difficult University. Both students made D1 athletic teams and both are very happy with their time at Wheeler. We could not be more pleased with our decision to attend and be involved at Wheeler as a family. The challenging academics and the opportunity to participate in sports made Wheeler perfect for us.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wheeler High School has just been named one of 4 schools in the entire state of Georgia and only the second high school to be awarded STEM status by the Georgia Department of Education recognizing Wheeler's tremendous focus and effort on preparing students for math science and technology backgrounds and post secondary success. That along with terrific teachers a positive school climate and now with all the new buildings Wheeler is the high school to emulate in the Cobb system. So many students beg to get in but are turned down. Wheeler is the place to be in Cobb.

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