Wheeler High School

318 Cr 5011, Wheeler, MS 38880 | (662) 365-2629
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Student Enrollment: 514
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3.5 out of 5 | 11 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: P. O. Box 119, Wheeler, MS 38880
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 514
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 41.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 254 (49.4%)
  • Females: 260 (50.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 84 (16.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 264 (51.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 348 (67.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Wheeler High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black5210.1%
Asian10.2%
Hispanic20.4%
White45388.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Wheeler High School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten5911.5%
1st Grade377.2%
2nd Grade377.2%
3rd Grade377.2%
4th Grade407.8%
5th Grade346.6%
6th Grade407.8%
7th Grade377.2%
8th Grade418.0%
9th Grade336.4%
10th Grade397.6%
11th Grade448.6%
12th Grade367.0%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 40%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:60%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 15 Years
  • Average Salary: $40,833
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Wheeler High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$34,21523%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$42,79477%
Source: MS Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

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3.5 out of 5 | 11 Reviews
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11 reviews for Wheeler High School

  • Reviewed by Student on July 01, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Wheeler High is one of the best high schools there is. I attended Wheeler throughout my high school years.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on April 01, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Wheeler High School prepares it's students just as well as any other high school. I am a former student, and I can tell everybody that I have done better than most kids who graduated from bigger high schools! I know almost all the teachers personally, and they care deeply about their students. If they didn't then they wouldn't be there. Most of the students that I've talked to do care about Wheeler, however, there are some that don't and they are usually the ones that wasn't brought up in that school. Wheeler raised me and with the help of my parents and made me the woman I am today. When i have kids and if I'm still leaving around here then they will be in Wheeler because I know they will get a great education and also learn how to appreciate what they have. I know I do! So Thank You to all the teachers at Wheeler that supported me and were always behind me!!!!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on March 11, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I would like to encourage anyone looking at Wheeler to check out our discussion on the Graduates of Wheeler page on Facebook. I attended Wheeler School Headstart through 12th grade. I went on to receive my Master's Degree in Education. I was not a teacher's child or a child of a "prominent" citizen and was always treated fairly. When you step through the doors of this school you know you are in a great place! How many Wheeler students have gone on to achieve greatness? What is your definition of greatness? We have helped produce doctors, lawyers, teachers, NASA engineers, at least one United States Marshall, engineers, nurses, business owners, stay-at-home moms, dedicated foster parents, pastors, deacons, song leaders, counselors. The list could go on and on. The alumni of Wheeler High School feel that many of us have achieved our own version of greatness!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 23, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I graduated from Wheeler, and I loved it! The teachers really care about the students. It becomes more evident after graduation when I go back to get help from them, how much they care. It's the academics that matter, not if we have cheerleaders. Really? Is that what is important in schools now, cheerleaders? Wheeler was an awesome experience for me. I attended from headstart until graduation. I was NOT a "teacher's kid" of a child of anyone active on the board and i still recieved fair treatment. My mother supported me in my studies and helped as she could which really makes a difference on the knowledge I obtained. My grammer may not be perfect, but whose is? Wheeler prepared me well for college and i would reccomend it to anyone.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 06, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Great school even better teachers
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 15, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I was reviewing this school as a place for my son and was surprised at the comments listed. There is a great review by a former student explaining the care of the teachers but I have to say her english teacher, I hope was disappointed, since she obviously could not spell but yet graduated.? I am understanding there is not a cheerleading squad. If a cheerleading squad is so important to so many the board would vote this in, no questions asked, unless it is a group of men. I would suggest a large group of proactive women step in and demand a change and challenge the board for the squad. That is what I would do if this was important to my daughter and the benefit of others. It seems this is a small town school that, as with most small town schools, if you are not the child of a teacher or active member of the board probably doesn't receive a fair shake and has to work extra hard to prove him or herself. Good luch to you all.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 29, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Wheeler High School in no way prepares the students for life in the world we live in today. We live in a GLOBAL world and achievements and prosperity will only come to those who are prepared for the task at hand. Look at the past and you can make a darn good job of predicting the future. How many of Wheeler's past students have gone on to achieve greatness? How many have been National Merit Scholars? How many have been accepted into the Ivy league schools? How many have be come great philanthropist? Better yet, how many of them know anything about the questions I've just asked? This school and all of those like it should be shut down and all students should be educated in a school system large enough to challenge the be
    brightest among us. Only when Prentiss County starts providing great schools can we expect greatness from our students. The greatest export Mississippi has is the minds of it's youth.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 02, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Wheeler is a great school! i have to disagree with these comments. i graduated from wheeler and love the school, teachers, and administrators!! they all care about the school and its students. I know most of the teachers personally and i truly know that they care about their studetns. now days its the students who dont care about school. parents are doing nothing at home to encourage their childern to get an education. If the parents cannot do their part, then how do people expect the teachers to make a difference. they can try but for the large part it all starts at HOME!!!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on November 12, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I believe this school should be shut down!
    also if the boys get to have football the girls should have cheer leading, not like that would matter anyways, all the girls by now are out of shape and can't do anything!
  • Reviewed by Student on November 12, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have been going to Wheeler School since headstart. I have to say this year this school is going down hill! The teachers dont care anymore if you pass or fail. Neither do the students, they just see it as a free way out of high school. But I would like to make a difference. There should be something done, yes I have been to the Principal about it and some of the teachers, but you know what they did? NOTHING. I will be moving from this school by next year, I just really hope that ya'll get your act together and teach these kids!!!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 30, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I believe that the school could have more academics. I believe that the girls should have cheerleading if the boys have football. Overall i believe the school doesn't deserve a A+.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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The overall school rating shows that Wheeler High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on MCT, MST, and SATP state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Biology I
  • English II
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • US History

MCT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Language Arts Test
201071.4%54.5%49.2%
200945.8%45.5%47.5%
 
Math Test
201071.4%63.7%58.8%
200956.3%58.6%56.6%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Language Arts Test
201042.8%47.7%53.0%
200927.8%52.9%52.3%
 
Math Test
201042.9%57.4%59.2%
200925.0%55.2%57.6%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Language Arts Test
201045.5%52.1%51.4%
200932.4%59.4%50.6%
 
Math Test
201054.9%58.0%58.7%
200940.5%68.5%54.8%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Language Arts Test
201030.8%56.6%53.0%
200940.0%53.6%50.9%
 
Math Test
201028.2%59.5%55.8%
200942.9%58.3%52.3%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Language Arts Test
201051.4%48.1%52.3%
200956.5%51.2%46.6%
 
Math Test
201048.6%63.7%60.1%
200958.7%57.4%55.1%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Language Arts Test
201043.9%47.8%45.5%
200952.5%51.8%48.4%
 
Math Test
201056.1%58.2%60.0%
200957.5%59.9%53.9%
 

MST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Science Test
201045.5%57.0%44.9%
200947.4%62.7%42.8%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Science Test
201045.0%47.6%42.9%
200958.6%45.0%40.0%
 

SATP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

End-of-Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Algebra I Test
201084.2%82.7%70.3%
200963.6%59.6%62.7%
 
Biology I Test
201067.9%74.4%64.9%
200976.9%73.2%63.2%
 
English II Test
201055.9%54.3%50.7%
200953.5%57.9%48.7%
 
US History Test
201058.5%54.8%58.2%
200977.1%65.9%62.8%
 
Source: MS Department of Education 2009-2010

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