My daughter is in her senior year of highschool and overall she has had a good experience at Wheatland. We moved to the area 5 years ago to be in a smaller community. The school is very small compared to the highschool my other children graduated from. I enjoy that you don't feel lost in the crowd. We have a new principal this year which to me seems the change we needed. He is full of ideas and community. We also have a fabulous new band and choir instructor that started in the middle of last year and he as far as I can see is doing a great job. If a parent is not satisfied with their school get involved there are all kinds of places to get involved from Boosters to FFA help your teachers and coaches out you will find it benefits your children and your community.
Wheatland High School has maintained a long tradition of academic and extra-curricular excellence while managing to retain its small town appeal. The staff, teachers and support staff alike, are devoted to providing an exceptional high school experience for our children and their devotion is supported by the community.
The Wheatland High School staff places students needs first. The teachers are dedicated to ensuring that the students leave with Wheatland High School with the skills necessary to succeed in the next stage of education - college.
This school has low expectations for its students and its teachers. Test scores are dismal with no desire to improve. Top students are stifled by a lack of advanced courses, a one-box fits all approach to learning, and an administration that works for the teachers instead of for the students. After four years of so-called advanced English classes, my child was required to write one five-page paper. The Math program fairs worst, with most teachers covering less than half of the required California Math Standards for the subject.
I have noticed no one has reviewed this since 2007. This school in 2008 has many new teachers from the LA area. They appreciate the small class size and faclities which lends to a a happier teaching climate.There are only 700 students at this school which is fantastic compared to the 1200 students where we came from.The bus ride is convenient and they do not charge to ride .At open house the school grounds were well kept, the teachers seem prepared and interested, and the students seem like they are content and comfortable. A big difference than big city pressure.The music dept has a new teacher that seems to be open to updated material. He did a stomp percussion number at orientation that was great! The principal is a older gentleman but incorporates values and emphasizes being a good citizen (refreshing) we like it so far!
This school has been a huge disappointment. This school does a poor job-preparing students for college. I am a member of the Arm Force station at Beale AFB. I think improvement will come only when both the principal and assistant principal are removed and someone who understands diversity is placed in these positions. If you are a member of the Arm Force and station at Beale, you might want to seek other alternative for your child.
This school has been a big disappointment. Its outstanding music program dramatically deteriorated while my child was here. We were told we would have choir but never got a choir teacher. The music equipment is outdated and uniforms are worn. If your student thrives on the performing arts this is not the school for you. -sad parent