Wesley Chapel High School

Summary:

Wesley Chapel High School is a public high school serving 1,826 students in grades 9-12 in Wesley Chapel, Florida, which is part of the Pasco District, ranked 40 out of 67 districts in the state and rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Wesley Chapel High School stands out for its diverse student population, with 42.72% White, 16.1% African American, 31.05% Hispanic, 4.22% Asian, and 5.26% two or more races - higher diversity than nearby schools like Land O' Lakes High School and Zephyrhills High School. The school also maintains consistently high four-year graduation rates, ranging from 92.3% to 96.6% over the past few years, significantly higher than Pasco High School (87.9%) and East Pasco Education Academy (6.3%). Additionally, Wesley Chapel High School generally performs better than the Pasco District and Florida state averages in standardized tests, such as EOC exams and FAST assessments.

While Wesley Chapel High School has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism, reaching 29.6% in the 2022-2023 school year, it still performs better than some nearby schools like Pasco High School (44.7%) and Zephyrhills High School (39.3%). Additionally, the school's spending per student, ranging from $6,807 to $7,486 over the past few years, is generally lower than the nearby Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation ($10,567) and East Pasco Education Academy ($54,343), suggesting that Wesley Chapel High School is able to achieve its strong academic performance with relatively lower per-student spending.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 30651 Wells Rd
       Wesley Chapel, FL  33545-3903


(813) 794-8700

District: Pasco

SchoolDigger Rank:
281st of 792 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,067 Help


Feeder schools for Wesley Chapel High School:

Elementary:    Double Branch Elementary School
    Watergrass Elementary School
    Wesley Chapel Elementary School
Middle:    Thomas E. Weightman Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  22.2 Help
Number of students:  1,826

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.7%
Hispanic:
31.1%
African American:
16.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wesley Chapel High School ranks better than 64.5% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 8th among 17 ranked high schools in the Pasco School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.41. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Wesley Chapel High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Wesley Chapel High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.7%), Hispanic (31.1%), African American (16.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 40.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wesley Chapel High School is 22.2. 12 high schools in the Pasco School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Wesley Chapel High School employs 82 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wesley Chapel High School is $7,067. 15 high schools in the Pasco School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Wesley Chapel High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Wesley Chapel High School 281st of 792 Florida public high schools. (See Wesley Chapel High School in the ranking list.)

Pasco:

SchoolDigger ranks Pasco 40th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wesley Chapel High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.15 127th 484 73.8%
2005 51.81 251st 487 48.5%
2006 57.67 209th 477 56.2%
2007 54.99 257th 563 54.4%
2008 50.90 302nd 577 47.7%
2009 54.43 296th 587 49.6%
2010 55.65 303rd 620 51.1%
2011 58.93 274th 622 55.9%
2012 51.73 223rd 606 63.2%
2013 58.31 214th 648 67.0%
2014 65.52 178th 687 74.1%
2016 47.87 294th 693 57.6%
2017 56.46 222nd 714 68.9%
2018 52.64 254th 716 64.5%
2019 51.82 271st 734 63.1%
2021 58.10 197th 746 73.6%
2022 54.94 228th 774 70.5%
2023 50.41 281st 792 64.5%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Wesley Chapel High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 672 71 12 106 0 n/a n/a 0 861
2001 909 89 10 132 2 n/a n/a 0 1142
2002 1252 135 30 207 5 n/a n/a 0 1629
2003 1252 135 30 207 5 n/a n/a 0 1629
2004 1351 158 33 294 8 n/a n/a 0 1844
2005 1447 213 37 401 7 n/a n/a 0 2105
2006 1555 253 50 491 11 n/a n/a 0 2360
2007 1067 243 42 415 10 n/a n/a 83 1860
2008 889 225 32 401 5 n/a n/a 77 1629
2009 718 193 29 297 4 n/a n/a 60 1301
2010 741 175 27 351 5 n/a n/a 51 1350
2011 678 170 23 400 4 5 37 0 1317
2012 745 168 33 354 7 5 53 0 1365
2013 795 177 38 379 8 5 59 0 1461
2014 806 215 43 394 6 3 71 0 1538
2015 859 230 38 386 6 2 61 0 1582
2016 850 228 43 437 4 6 55 0 1623
2017 899 223 46 455 5 2 51 0 1681
2018 754 206 49 432 4 2 50 0 1497
2019 671 199 47 447 5 4 60 0 1433
2020 712 210 60 487 6 2 68 0 1545
2021 669 198 64 471 7 3 57 0 1469
2022 744 257 76 551 7 5 77 0 1717
2023 780 294 77 567 5 7 96 0 1826

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Wesley Chapel High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 861 52.0 16.6 29.5
2001 1142 60.0 19.0 26.5
2002 1629 79.0 20.6 27.2
2003 1629 79.0 20.6 27.2
2004 1844 93.0 19.8 27.4
2005 2105 107.0 19.7 30.2
2006 2360 128.0 18.4 27.6
2007 1860 100.0 18.6 31.1
2008 1629 91.5 17.8 34.6
2009 1301 95.0 14.9 41.7
2010 1350 77.0 17.5 47.8
2011 1317 82.9 15.8 47.4
2012 1365 81.6 16.7 46.2
2013 1461 85.0 17.1 45.2
2014 1538 93.0 16.5 43.8
2015 1582 99.0 15.9 47.9
2016 1623 103.0 15.7 47.7
2017 1681 102.0 16.4 45.9
2018 1497 85.0 17.6 52
2019 1433 75.0 19.1 42.2
2020 1545 80.0 19.3 42.6
2021 1469 81.0 18.1 34.5
2022 1717 79.0 21.7 38.3
2023 1826 82.0 22.2 40.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Wesley Chapel High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 861 52.0 16.6 29.5
2001 1142 60.0 19.0 26.5
2002 1629 79.0 20.6 27.2
2003 1629 79.0 20.6 27.2
2004 1844 93.0 19.8 27.4
2005 2105 107.0 19.7 30.2
2006 2360 128.0 18.4 27.6
2007 1860 100.0 18.6 31.1
2008 1629 91.5 17.8 34.6
2009 1301 95.0 14.9 41.7
2010 1350 77.0 17.5 47.8
2011 1317 82.9 15.8 47.4
2012 1365 81.6 16.7 46.2
2013 1461 85.0 17.1 45.2
2014 1538 93.0 16.5 43.8
2015 1582 99.0 15.9 47.9
2016 1623 103.0 15.7 47.7
2017 1681 102.0 16.4 45.9
2018 1497 85.0 17.6 52
2019 1433 75.0 19.1 42.2
2020 1545 80.0 19.3 42.6
2021 1469 81.0 18.1 34.5
2022 1717 79.0 21.7 38.3
2023 1826 82.0 22.2 40.3

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 Wesley Chapel High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $510 (7.0%) $6,802 (93.0%) $7,312
2019 $551 (7.6%) $6,659 (92.4%) $7,209
2020 $416 (6.0%) $6,563 (94.0%) $6,979
2021 $629 (8.4%) $6,857 (91.6%) $7,486
2022 $721 (10.6%) $6,086 (89.4%) $6,807
2023 $877 (12.4%) $6,191 (87.6%) $7,067

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Wesley Chapel High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 271st of 734 High schoolsRanks 281st of 792 High schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Wesley Chapel High School)5954
 5%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)5753
 4%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Wesley Chapel High School)5056
 6%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)5348
 5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Wesley Chapel High School)7073
 3%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Pasco)6865
 3%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6763
 4%
End of Course US History (Wesley Chapel High School)7061
 9%
   End of Course US History (Pasco)6965
 4%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7063
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Wesley Chapel High School)5446
 8%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Pasco)6054
 6%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Wesley Chapel High School)5854
 4%
   End of Course Geometry (Pasco)6362
 1%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students14331826
 27.4%
African American199294
 47.7%
American Indian55
Asian4777
 63.8%
Hispanic447567
 26.8%
Pacific Islander47
 75%
White671780
 16.2%
Two or More Races6096
 60%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.2%40.3%
 1.9%


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Students at Wesley Chapel High School are 43% White, 31% Hispanic, 16% African American, 5% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,826 students attended Wesley Chapel High School.

Wesley Chapel High School ranks 281st of 792 Florida high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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