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Wheeler County High School

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Posted May 23, 2011

Wheeler County Elementary is an amazing place. The family like atmosphere is evident in each grade level. I am so blessed that my children have been able to attend a school where the teachers that touch their lives seem to care about them as much as I do. Thank you WCES for a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

This is the only school I have ever known. I graduated in 1973 from WCHS. My dad who is dead now, went to Wheeler County High School. Me and my brother and three sisters went to school here. All four of our daughters graduated from here. As a matter of fact, when our baby daughter graduated last year, there had been a member of our family in Wheeler County Schools for 55 years. The graduation of our daughter ended the 55 year tradition. I am now an employee with the system and I am loving it. It is my goal to retire from here. BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!


Posted April 28, 2010

Great school with small population. Students are not just a number. Staff truly cares about students and their well being. They are adding new programs to meet the needs of the students such as soccer, wrestling, chorus, etc. A well kept secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

My children attend here, and their teachers are absolutely the best! I can't imagine them going anywhere else. What a fabulous community...elementary all the way to high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

Do NOT attend this school if you are not the perfect 'cookie cutter' shape. They will ruin you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

Its like the public school version of a private school. We have small classes because we are a small town. The teachers care about the students a lot and really want us to do our best. We are privileged enough to live on the bible belt so we are fortunate to have a very strong Christian influence in our school. Its a great environment to live and grow up in. Most of us have grown up together so our school is not very clique-y and new students also tend to make friends fast. I believe that its the best school in the world and would never want to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2009

I went to this school! It was great. They have a great school body, diversity, a great magnet program and an even better athletics department. I went to this school and was able to attend a four-year state university after as a minority! If you have the opportunity, take advantage of this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2009

Wheeler County Schools are amazing! All the employees actually do care about the students. It is a small system, but it is BIG on learning. If you are looking for the comfort of a small private school, but the programs and price of a public school, Wheeler should be the cho ice for you. Future teachers should not overlook us when looking for a place to work in the future. If you ever try Wheeler, you'll never want to leave. Come see us!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

im a former student at WCHS. i now go to one of the besty schools in ga. i love although i miss wheeler alot. i know that im getting a better education at this school and i will become SOMEBODY. i love the small town atmosphere and the great and friendl people wheeler provides but that is all i miss.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2007

Thanks to all those who support our school. Success comes from a commitment from the community, family, and the school. We must work together to give our students the best opportunities to reach their goals!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 7, 2007

Wheeler Co. is a great place to raise your kids in the school system. All the teachers are wonderful. The principals are very nice, but at the same time they have authority!! Good job WCS!!


Posted August 6, 2007

Wheeler County teachers have always acknowledged me by name and have always been willing to talk with me about my children. The staff and teachers are willing to explore all options to help resolve problems that arise with homework, schedules, etc... I love the football program. The coaches strive to teach discipline and team work. Go Bulldogs! Overall, I am pleased with the school system as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

Wheeler County High School has good and bad things about it. Bad things are the school food, peer pressure and more!!! Good things are clubs and other extra ciricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2006

This seems to be a very good school and every one is wel educated.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
57%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
44%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 44%
Black 35% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Thomas Ford
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  • (912) 568-7166

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