Wharton High School

Public 9-12

 20150 Bruce B Downs Blvd
       Tampa, FL  33647-2482


(813) 631-4710

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
329th of 734 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,881 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  20.9
Number of students:  2,429

Racial breakdown:

White:
30.6%
African American:
30.0%
Hispanic:
28.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.7%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Florida Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Wharton High School ranks better than 55.2% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 15th among 37 ranked high schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Wharton High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (30.6%), African American (30%), Hispanic (28.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wharton High School is 20.9. 35 high schools in the Hillsborough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wharton High School is $6,881. 28 high schools in the Hillsborough School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Wharton High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wharton High School 329th of 734 Florida public high schools. (See Wharton High School in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 48th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Wharton High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 57.33 218th 484 55.0%
2005 61.61 198th 487 59.3%
2006 64.23 165th 477 65.4%
2007 58.89 234th 563 58.4%
2008 63.19 214th 577 62.9%
2009 63.30 222nd 587 62.2%
2010 64.96 218th 620 64.8%
2011 66.57 203rd 622 67.4%
2012 41.29 318th 606 47.5%
2013 46.36 320th 648 50.6%
2014 47.31 347th 687 49.5%
2016 43.45 343rd 693 50.5%
2017 45.11 326th 714 54.3%
2018 44.05 337th 716 52.9%
2019 45.08 329th 734 55.2%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, May 24, 2019

Open Quote My son is about to graduate with Honors and go on to attend UCF. He had a very good 4 years at Wharton in the AP program. Also, the Track Team coaches are excellent! Close Quote


by a student
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Open Quote I grew up in the New Tampa area, a very beautiful and upscale community but the schools are everything but. I had a choice between Freedom and Wharton and wish I could have been bussed to a different district. Parents, please don't think that because a neighborhood is nice that a school is going to be. I faked sick multiple times a week because I was too afraid to go to school because of the high amount of gangs, drugs and violence. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wharton High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 738 591 40 262 5 n/a n/a 0 1636
1999 967 731 60 344 10 n/a n/a 0 2112
2000 1052 810 55 406 10 n/a n/a 0 2333
2001 1129 814 58 387 9 n/a n/a 0 2397
2002 930 652 60 418 3 n/a n/a 0 2063
2003 930 652 60 418 3 n/a n/a 0 2063
2004 961 625 55 410 2 n/a n/a 0 2053
2005 938 672 63 464 2 n/a n/a 0 2139
2006 962 689 83 522 2 n/a n/a 0 2258
2007 918 740 83 516 4 n/a n/a 97 2358
2008 881 749 92 521 11 n/a n/a 113 2367
2009 890 708 91 525 13 n/a n/a 126 2353
2010 974 735 109 551 16 n/a n/a 94 2479
2011 929 714 119 592 14 1 94 0 2463
2012 867 705 119 587 10 5 88 0 2381
2013 868 731 103 588 7 5 103 0 2405
2014 814 701 107 579 8 4 111 0 2324
2015 752 676 103 599 6 5 120 0 2261
2016 793 741 111 637 7 7 125 0 2421
2017 764 748 133 666 5 8 119 0 2443
2018 754 771 137 685 8 8 108 0 2471
2019 743 729 132 701 6 14 104 0 2429

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Wharton High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 1636 91.0 18.0 38.4
1999 2112 118.0 17.9 33
2000 2333 132.0 17.7 39.3
2001 2397 142.0 16.9 33.2
2002 2063 121.0 17.0 30.9
2003 2063 121.0 17.0 30.9
2004 2053 124.0 16.6 31.5
2005 2139 126.0 17.0 39.2
2006 2258 98.0 23.0 34.6
2007 2358 102.0 23.1 36.1
2008 2367 130.0 18.2 36.4
2009 2353 139.0 17.8 38.4
2010 2479 132.0 18.7 41.7
2011 2463 131.0 18.8 42.3
2012 2381 128.5 18.5 40.5
2013 2405 128.0 18.7 43.3
2014 2324 127.0 18.2 46.9
2015 2261 128.0 17.6 50.5
2016 2421 124.0 19.5 51.5
2017 2443 124.0 19.7 50.2
2018 2471 127.0 19.4 53.3
2019 2429 116.0 20.9 50.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Wharton High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 1636 91.0 18.0 38.4
1999 2112 118.0 17.9 33
2000 2333 132.0 17.7 39.3
2001 2397 142.0 16.9 33.2
2002 2063 121.0 17.0 30.9
2003 2063 121.0 17.0 30.9
2004 2053 124.0 16.6 31.5
2005 2139 126.0 17.0 39.2
2006 2258 98.0 23.0 34.6
2007 2358 102.0 23.1 36.1
2008 2367 130.0 18.2 36.4
2009 2353 139.0 17.8 38.4
2010 2479 132.0 18.7 41.7
2011 2463 131.0 18.8 42.3
2012 2381 128.5 18.5 40.5
2013 2405 128.0 18.7 43.3
2014 2324 127.0 18.2 46.9
2015 2261 128.0 17.6 50.5
2016 2421 124.0 19.5 51.5
2017 2443 124.0 19.7 50.2
2018 2471 127.0 19.4 53.3
2019 2429 116.0 20.9 50.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Wharton High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $286 (4.4%) $6,224 (95.6%) $6,510
2019 $294 (4.3%) $6,587 (95.7%) $6,881

Data source: Florida Department of Education




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