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Wheeler High School is located in northeast Cobb County, Georgia, United States. It is near the city of Marietta, about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of downtown Atlanta. Wheeler has been in operation since 1965. It is a public high school, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Joseph Wheeler High School
375 Holt Rd.


United States
Coordinates33°57′32″N 84°28′40″W / 33.958841°N 84.477775°W / 33.958841; -84.477775Coordinates: 33°57′32″N 84°28′40″W / 33.958841°N 84.477775°W / 33.958841; -84.477775
TypePublic high school
School districtCobb County School District
PrincipalPaul Gillihan
Teaching staff123.50 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment2,165 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio17.53[1]
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Wheeler High School entrance


The Center For Advanced Studies in Science, Math, & TechnologyEdit

Wheeler High School's Center For Advanced Studies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) began teaching classes in 1999. Since then, it has accepted about 100 freshmen every year. Wheeler's program is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology.[2] The coursework allows magnet students to begin taking college-level courses in math and science by eleventh grade and participating in internships at local businesses by twelfth grade. In 2014 the magnet program earned the STEM Certified School Outreach from Tag-Ed,[3] a Georgia STEM organization.


Wheeler High School has been under heavy construction since 2011 to get a new building. The area around the magnet building was expanded to house a new gym and a performing arts center.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Wheeler High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Wheeler Magnet School - The Center for Advanced Studies. Leading the Nation in STEM Education". Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Winners Announced for Third Annual STEM Education Awards". TAG EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
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  5. ^ [1] Archived 2016-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Douglas Lima MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  7. ^ "Cale Yarbrough UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.

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