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Wheeler High School

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Posted June 1, 2012

School is very small. Some classes that should be offered are not; IE anatomy and physiology. Some A/P classes are taught on 'every other year' basis due to qualified teacher only being able to teach one class per year. Honors students are challenged. Mediocre students need to have parents advocate for them to ensure that their child is being challenged and getting the classes they need to attend college or tech school after graduation. New principal is doing a great job of updating curriculum. Anwers parent's questions in a timely manner and will meet with parents. Very pro student and wants students to be successful. Sports teams very limited due to school size. On line classes are available but not all students feel comfortable with this setting. Check where your child will be going after high school to ensure that the proper classes are available for his success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

This school, for its size and resources, has an excellent amount of class selections, including many AP and Honors classes. I graduated in 2007 and there were many exceptional teachers, however many have retired or are very close to retirement. However, the younger replacements are more than adequate to take on the responsibilities and have proven themselves excellent educators. The school is very small which is good for class sizes and a low student-teacher ratio, however it lacks the ability to diversify students in preparation for college. The activities and sports struggle from the availability of participants, but more so the lack of funding, thus restricting students from many sport or EC scholarships for college. Academically wonderful, but painfully small and and financially restricted-we don't even have a football team.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2008

The teachers are overpaid for the amount of students that are enrolled. They do not possess the dedication they should have. The entire board of ed is a joke. They offer no after school care for working parents. We pay a lot of taxes just to pay the teacher a large salary and the kids lose out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

It is a small school but offers a respectable amount of AP courses and Honors courses available on Campus and through the University of North Dakota distance learning. The majority of graduating SR. go on to college or advanced certificate programs. Vocational Education is provided through Area Vocational schools for Agricultural (Ledyard Vo-Ag) and Trade (Grasso Tech) to community children not wishing to pursue a traditional college prep.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

What would you like to see happen within the immediate(1-3 years) future? Do you have any long term suggestions? Are you willing to volunteer to make this a great place to be? Just wondering...appreciate your feedback.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2005

The class distrabution is not good; some classes of the same course with the same teacher has 7 students while anothe has barely enough seats to hold all 22 students. Sports are not good even some of the coachs dont care. There is no diversity in students and a lot more than a couple teachers have bias opinions but some are extremely good teachers. and There is also almost no choices for courses because of the fact that the school is so small if there isnt enough intrested than the students who whant to take the course are not allowed to. Food prices change without warning so and many times there is not enough time to eat one's lunch because of time constraints.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female67%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 61%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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298 Norwich/Westerly Rd
North Stonington, CT 06359
Phone: (860) 535-0377

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