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1 Tiger Ave
Wharton, TX 77488

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(979) 532-6800
(979) 532-6807
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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

- submitted by a school leader

March 02, 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
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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

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

September 06, 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

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

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 student

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

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 teacher

September 05, 2005
This school needs a lot of work.

- submitted by a parent

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 student
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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 High School
1 Tiger Ave, Wharton, TX  77488
(979) 532-6800
Last modified Wharton 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.
Wharton High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top