School Details

Wheeler High School

587 West 300 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 759-2561

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 555 students 20 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade


End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Union Township School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wheeler High School is a public high school in Valparaiso. The principal of Wheeler High School is Mr Donald Gandy. 555 students go to Wheeler High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.2% of the Wheeler High School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 555 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Wheeler High School is 20:1. Portage High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 84%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 12% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 0.9% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 21%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 0.3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated from this school in 2009 and it was awesome. When I left it was growing rapidly. It has very good academics sports and extracurricular activities. Everyone knows everyone and the staff there is very nice. If you have a chance to go here you should. It might be a small school but that doesn't make it any less of a good learning establishment.

  • (5 years ago)

    Got a great education and had good experience.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have a daughter that is a sophomore at Wheeler and she loves it. This school offers fine teachers and a wonderful sports program. It is a small school with a big school program. Graduates have gone on to Notre Dame Northwestern and other great universities. Parents play a big part of this school system. It has a wonderufl community atmosphere. Offers everything the big schools have to offer. Everyone knows everyone kids parents and teachers alike. Even the superitendent knows the students by name. Everyone attends all sports events and cheers our Bearcats on. You will love this school and the school system that it is in.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

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