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South Whitley, IN
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1 Big Blue Avenue
South Whitley, IN 46787

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(260) 723-5146
(260) 723-4724
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August 15, 2014
In the year 2013 our grade from the state was an A. Our school now has AP classes in English, Math and Science. We have dual credit classes and internships in technical fields such as Engineering, Broadcasting, medical fields and many more. They also have classes such as Welding, CMA etc. in which a student can get a Certificate and start in their career once they graduate H.S. We have a wide variety of winning Athletic programs. We have had several Wrestlers go to State and a few State placers. Our Art program has won National Honors, Marching Band won the gold in 2012 & 2013, and Vocalists can participate in musicals, choirs or perform at ISMA and win the Gold. If you are looking for a safe, quite, friendly community with smaller class rooms so your student can get more personal attention than Whitko H.S. should be a great fit.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2011
First of all let me start with the fact that I have recently graduated from Whitko High School myself. Secondly yes there is only one kind of AP class and yes it is English only, however; there are additional AP classes that can be taken online supervised in a class room or at home in order for students to progress at their own rate. Third I would like to say that any student or parent with the right mind will see that all high schools have there flaws. With all of this being said I would like to credit Whitko for being one of the schools that are making it possible for students to enter into college prepared for just about any thing.

- submitted by a community member

March 16, 2011
Whitko is a horrible, horrible school. I don't even know where to start. First, the only AP class you can actually take at Whitko that ISN'T online is AP English. Otherwise, you have to take an Apex course online (by yourself, unaided). Second, the students at Whitko are horribly unmotivated. They pride themselves in their involvement with drugs and alcohol and you can ALWAYS catch at least one kid dipping while in school. Peer pressure at Whitko is intense and inescapable. Violence is not a problem, however, there are multiple teen pregnancies. Third, the teachers at Whitko (with a few exceptions) are horrible. While they're not necessarily dumb or bad teachers, they've just given up on trying to work with the students and prepare them for college or pretty much anything. The course work is very, very easy and basically set on a 5th grade skill level. Very little is expected of the students. Most teachers will go out of their way to help, if the student makes the initiative. While Whitko is survivable for a kid with a good head on their shoulders, they will be severely bored with the curriculum and grossly unprepared for college. If you're considering this school, don't.

- submitted by a community member

May 27, 2010
Teacher quality at this school is abysmal . There are few teachers who actually care about teaching the students. From drugs to complete apathy (yes, I'm talking about the teachers), Whitko High School should be shut down. Administration is aware of many of the problems yet do nothing about them. Parents are not encouraged to be a part of the schoo life (I can see why with staff that is there).

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2009
Whitko High School is beginning to be recognized state wide for it's art department. The art teacher, Mr. Malicki, may look old, but he is one of us. He makes my day better!! Thanks Mr. Malicki! P.S. The athletes at Whitko rock too.

- submitted by a student

August 08, 2009
I was home schooled when i was young and I was afraid I would not have a good experience when I went to public school for the first time at sixth grade. I am going into eighth grade, I get tought a lot and I have fun.

- submitted by a student
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May 30, 2009
I love Whitko. I am proud to say that my children attend this school. I have two in the elementary school, one in the middle school and one in the high school. We moved here 4 years ago. The school my children went to previously did not compare to the education my children receive at Whitko. The teachers care about the kids education. The art program is great, Mr. Malicki is a wonderful teacher. The elementary teachers are excellent too. This school district is lucky to have the Sprunger's as teachers. To those amazing teachers thank you for all you've done! I would recommend Whitko schools above any other in IN!

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2009
It is small, but it very very good academically. The sat scores are among the highest in the state. You know everybody there. The teachers are excellent and help you out alot. The security is amazing. The only way you are able to get in is by pressing a button and then the camera looks at you and the front desk secretary can speak to you from the front office and ask you who you are and what your doin trying to get inot school. the Extracurricual Activities are also amazing. Wrestling won the confrence for its 7th or 8th year in a row. Football had a huge turnaround, as did basketball. The art program is amazing. students are always in the nationals it seems like. And the Agricultre progam, is the exact same. They seem to always be going to Nationals and International competitions. I beilive it is the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 11, 2009
Whitko High School is a relatively small school as compared to other schools in the area. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in effort. The teachers in most cases are willing to make the extra efforts necessary to ensure that their students succeed not just in school, but also, in life. I believe the school system in general tries very hard to teach students good values, as well as, life skills. If you're looking for a safe school that offers not only scholastic leadership, but also teaches life skills, WHITKO is the place!

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2008
My daughter graduated last year with a great education. She got a successful start to life due to the education she received at Whitko.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2007
both my kids started at elementry.and one is graduating this year ...im glad my kids went to whitko... i also attended whitko ... i am pleased with my daughters..with my help and this school i believe they will be outstanding people....

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2007
Matt is my 4th child to attend Whitco and I am very glad he attends here!The school is small but the teacher's are good and if I have any concerns or problems they are quick to get things straightened out.

- submitted by a parent

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Whitko High School
1 Big Blue Avenue, South Whitley, IN  46787
(260) 723-5146
Last modified Whitko High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Whitko High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top