4801 Providence | (713) 671-3900

Wheatley High School is located in the Greater Fifth Ward. The HISD public, zoned, senior high school is named after Phyllis Wheatley, the first African American to publish a book in the United States. The school opened in 1927 and was rebuilt in 2006. Its notable alumni include Barbara Jordan, Mickey Leland, Harold Dutton, El Franco Lee, Arthur Gaines, Ruth Simmons, and many other community leaders. Wheatley’s unique offerings include the Chauncey Glover Project (mentoring), a school garden, and championship athletics programs.

Key Facts

Grade Levels
9 to 12
Students
827
Teachers
49
Average Class Size
22

School Year Details

School Start Date Aug. 28, 2017
School End Date June 1, 2018
Start Time 7:40 AM
End Time 3:30 PM
Transportation

http://www.houstonisd.org/transportation

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

White
Hispanic
Asian Pacific
African American
American Indian
Multiracial
Other

Education Programs

English Language Learners 18.0%
Special Education 21.3%
Gifted & Talented 1.7%
Bilingual 16.4%

After School Programs

No

Admissions

Application Deadline

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