Wheeling Park High School
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|Wheeling Park High School|
|1976 Park View Road & Patriot Drive
Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
|School district||Ohio County Schools|
|Assistant principals||Katrina Lewis, Stephanie Bugaj, Wayne Ogilbee, Dick Oschenbein, Dwaine Rodgers|
|Mascot||Patriot (usually as an eagle)|
|Rivals||John Marshall, Brooke, Wheeling Central, St Clairsville|
The school opened for the 1976-1977 academic year following the consolidation of Wheeling, Triadelphia, and Warwood high schools.
Wheeling Park offers 15 Advanced Placement courses: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Physics B, Physics C, Political Science, U.S. History, World History, Statistics, Chemistry, Psychology, Music Appreciation and Spanish
West Virginia Educational Standards Test
West Virginia uses the West Virginia Educational Standards Test (WESTEST) to assess their students' proficiency levels by grade level.
Students at Wheeling Park exceeded the state average in every category in 2009:
- Math - Grade 11: 61% proficient compared to 59% state average
- Reading - Grade 11: 59% proficient compared to 52% state average
- Social Studies - Grade 11: 69% proficient compared to 63% state average
WVSSAC sanctioned athletic state championship history
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- Golf: 2002, 2010, 2011 Boys cc:1986, 2007, 2008, Girls cc: 1984
- Boys basketball: 1980, 1995, (1997, 2010, 2011 state runner-up)
- Girls basketball: 1998,1999
- Football: 1991 state runner -up
- Cheering: 1989
- Boys soccer: 1991, 2001
- Girls soccer:1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
- Boys tennis: 2006
- Wrestling: 1977,1978,1981,1986,1987, 2006
- Girls track: 1995
- Boys track :1978,1979,1988, 2007
The high school building houses physical education, special education, technical education, and regular education. The building is 860 feet long and 550 feet wide for a total of 473,000 square feet. There are three floors of masonry block insulation with brick veneer. Additional education wings added in 1984 on both ends of the building comprise 7750 square feet. Three gymnasiums, a fitness center, wrestling room, and indoor Olympic-sized pool make up the Physical Education department. "The Palace", located in the main building, is one of the largest gymnasiums in the Wheeling area. Inside the school building, the Phyllis A. Beneke Theatre, The Media Center and the Food Court areas are the main common spaces. The Technology Center complex on the second floor consists of two computer labs, and a large lecture hall. The music department is home to private recording studios, a piano lab, and two large practice halls. The Career and Technical Department consists of multiple computer, electronics, graphic design, and engineering laboratories. The school also houses the only Mac Computer Lab the county wide school system.</Bob Turbanic, Graphic Design Teacher who built and maintains the lab> The basement of the school is home to the auto mechanics shop, collision repair, welding, machine tool technology, building construction, and power equipment systems classes. There are four lighted tennis courts, and eight-lane track and adjoining baseball, softball, football and soccer fields which complete the entire 52 acre complex. The JB Chambers Performing Arts Center on the campus opened in March 2012.
Fine and performing arts
Wheeling Park is also home to bands, choral ensembles, and orchestral groups. Additionally, Wheeling Park is widely considered to have the best high school music program in West Virginia and the Upper Ohio Valley. Furthermore, the school's speech and debate team has won 34 consecutive state championships, and its Concert Band has achieved 27 consecutive "superior" ratings at Region 1 Band Festival.
Wheeling Park also is the home to the award winning Wheeling Park High School Speech and Debate Team, which in 2014 won their 35th consecutive state championship.