Wheaton Warrenville South High School
This is another top-rated public school in Wheaton, IL. You will enjoy sending your children to Wheaten Warrenville South if you live closer to this town. There are only 1,890 students in grades 9 to 12, with a student-teacher ratio of 15-1. The school is less diverse than other schools featured in this list, but there is still a good variety of cultural and economic backgrounds.
If you are familiar with the Wheaton area, you may know Wheaton Warrenville South by one of its former names. The name has been changed four times throughout its nearly 100-year history. At a point, overcrowding became an issue at the school, so some students were bused to the Wheaton North building.
Graduation rates have been pretty good at Wheaton Warrenville South High. On their 2017-2018 Illinois Report Card, there was a 95% graduation rate, with 85% of graduates enrolling in college or university within a year of graduating. In terms of overall academics, the school has earned an A+ from independent rating sites. The U.S. News & World Report for Best High Schools ranked this school as the 21st best school in Illinois.
Classes have two levels of difficulty that students can be placed into. The categories are Intermediate and AP. There are 17 AP courses that about 31% of students are enrolled in. These classes usually allow students to acquire additional credits that may roll over into their college transcripts.
There are numerous athletic opportunities available at this school. The school competes in
several sports within the DuKane Conference as of 2018. They are also a member of the Illinois High School Association which governs inter-school sports programs in Illinois.
The sports available at this school include:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
There are other seasonal sports available as well. With so many athletic activities available, any young athlete can choose which sport they want to participate in.