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Wharton High School

Public | 9-12 | 556 students

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School Official Point of View

Posted August 26, 2014

A Message from Our Superintendent, Mr. King Davis On behalf of Wharton ISD, we are excited as we enter the 2014-15 school year. The administrative team has spent the summer months planning and improving the overall instructional program that will focus on our number one goal of raising student achievement with quality instruction. We are extremely excited to begin the inaugural year of the ROAR Academy Early College High School. In collaboration with Wharton County Junior College, we enrolled our first group of 30 freshmen who have been selected to enter the program. This program will allow students the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of college credit before graduating high school. We are also working to increase our academic and Career & Technical Education (CTE) dual credit offerings at Wharton High School. A few additional offerings include a comprehensive welding program with NCCER certification, and Health Science with an opportunity to attain a certified nurse s aide certification. WISD will continue to expand course offerings to meet the needs of our students. Also, we look forward to supporting our students as they compete and participate in their respective extracurricular activities. We are excited about the upstart of our new boy s and girl s soccer program. Please come out to show your support. At the elementary campuses, we will continue our Literacy Initiative, which started in the spring semester of the 2013-14 school year. We are committed to ensuring that every WISD student is a proficient reader by third grade. All of our campuses will be enhancing our intervention efforts to maintain positive supports for our students during the school day. Additionally, attendance will be an area of emphasis going into the 2014-15 school year. Student attendance is a critical factor impacting student success in school. From the first day of school to the last, the more time students have with their teachers in the classroom setting means improved academic growth and better attitudes toward school. Campuses will closely monitor daily attendance, including late arrivals and early outs. We expect our students to be present every day, ready to learn. I encourage parents and community members to meet with teachers and administration, become a mentor or volunteer, and participate in school district activities. We look forward to an awesome year filled with learning and growing. WE ARE WHARTON One Team, One Vision, Together on a Mission! King R. Davis Superintendent Wharton Independent School District

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Posted March 2, 2012

You can find the lowest ranked school on greatschools.org, look in the comments, and you will find someone who feels the need to be a cheerleader for the downtrodden. Fans of a failing team can yell "We're #1" all they want, but the facts speak for themselves. Just look at the ranking and the truth will be revealed. As of today Wharton High School is a dismal 3, last time I checked it was a dismal 4. The Junior High is no longer listed but it was a 2 back when the high school was a 4. You can blame who you want for the problems, but when someone comes to you asking "What can we do for Wharton?" First think, what can I do for my child! Your child doesn t have to be a scapegoat while you and your best intentions try to make the school a better place. No need to reinvent the wheel when other schools are ALREADY doing things right. Serve your children first by putting them in a well performing school, then try to help your local school, and if it gets up to par you can consider moving your child back. No need to make your child suffer for the cause, you do have other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

mmm I think this school forgot about the no child left behind statement. If you dont learn the same as the other children it can be a real problem to get SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO YOU----Even if you have it writting so the can read it and have a folder that is passed form Jr high to High school--and have a Neuropsychological assessment and hey it has been a real problem if they need special help in learning or they spend every night doing what they should of gotten done in school Just to stay on the A B honor roll Not all children learn the same. and then if you are one of those kids Other kids just blow you off and you have no friends passing out party invite in class and telling you YOUR NOT INVITED>>>O I could go on...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

this school is full of great kids who just need someone to give a care about them , 1st lets stop complaining and do our part like talk to our kids be apart of homework time , talk with teachers ask how we can help , casue lets face it if parents did our part dress code would not be an issue at all . but as parents some of us may say i see nothing wrong with this shirt , but really it not what with the shirt it is wrong with the shirt it is not dress code . and if your job had dress code it would be no different. so they send students to sac for dress code this I blame the parents ,doesn't anyone kiss there kids goodbye anymore and see what they are wearing. there is so much more that can be said ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

I think this school forgot about the no child left behind statement. If you dont learn fast enough, the child is put out. They have so many children in their school within a school program, that it is sad that know one has bothered to test these children. Are they really a problem or if they need help in learning. Not all children learn the same. Teachers are there for a paycheck, not to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

well i beleive the school is a great school I also beleive after years there is still alot of favortiziem in the the school sports but over all it is a wonderful school.. all lot of people dont relize how good there school is untill you have gone to other states and seen the conditions that students have to learn in ... I am proud to say my children go to wharton High school i am not really for unifrom in public schools ... and as far as academics i think that the teachers are there to teach not to raise our kids and if we can not teach our kids how to behave then how are they going to teach them skills of success ... what i think needs to improve is how we work together on the same goals is the goal dress code or is it education ?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

Football is the be-all-and-end-all activity there, and the faculty and student body are more focused on sports rather then academics. All in all, this isn t a good school for a college-bound student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 23, 2006

A school in transition, in a town in transition. Discipline is poor, despite a school uniform policy. Apathy is a serious problem among students, who display an extreme 'just enough to get by' attitude toward everything.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 10, 2006

As a parent and an employee of this school district the needs of improvemet are highly calling for help. The main focus is dress code and what teacher can write the most discipline referrals,instead of the focus being the children. But to ask the Superintendent this districts main focus are the children and their needs. In actuality that is not the main focus.Drugs are on a rampage and brushed under the rug because ' know one want to deal with it ' things are better left alone unless it happens to be standing smack in the middle of your face. Let's face it this school district is embarrassing and is in need of desperate help.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 5, 2005

This school needs a lot of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

As a student at wharton high school i have experienced the school first hand. The School puts more focus on behavior modification and disipline than they do on education. They believe that it is more important for a student to sit in a small room and not talk for the entire day (SAC) because of an untucked shirt, than for the student to be in class where they can learn and listen to the teacher. THe school thinks that if you are 30 seconds late to a class more than one time a semester then you should spend antoher day in SAC wasted, not learning anything. But it isnt even as if the high disipline works, the students are rebellious and disrespectful, and the rate of students that fail because they were never allowed in class is outrages.
—Submitted by a former 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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female99%
Male90%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students82%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
37%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
26%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
69%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female84%
Male62%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students54%
Female62%
Male48%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education0%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female87%
Male70%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students49%
Female56%
Male43%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students70%
Female62%
Male76%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students66%
Female72%
Male61%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 47% 52%
Black 30% 13%
White 22% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Wharton Junior HIgh
Colleges most students attend after graduation Wharton Junior College
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Educational diagnostician
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • TEA Distinction Designation Reading/ELA (2014)
  • TEA Distinction Designation Science (2014)
  • TEA Distinction Designation Social Studies (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Marching band
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School Leader's name
  • MARK ANGLIN
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (979) 532-6807

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Construction / building
  • Culinary
  • Industrial / graphic design
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • JROTC
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We ARE Wharton! One Team, One Vision. Together on a mission. We are Wharton! We are the home of the Fighting Tigers showing success both in the classroom and on the field. We are proud to be the only school in Wharton County with a JROTC. Our ROAR Academy is the only Early College High School in our county with the opportunity for students who are accepted to receive up to 60 hours of college credit. We offer all 5 of the high school endorsements for Texas. WE ARE WHARTON!
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Wharton Junior College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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1 Tiger Ave
Wharton, TX 77488
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Phone: (979) 532-6800

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