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Wheeling Park High School is a rural public high school in Wheeling, West Virginia, United States. It is the only public high school in the Ohio County School District. Athletic teams compete as the Wheeling Park Patriots in the WVSSAC Class AAA, as well as the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.

Wheeling Park High School
Wheeling Park High School logo.jpg
Address
1976 Park View Road

,
26003

United States
Information
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
MottoExperience the Park
Established1976
Opened1976
Statusopen
School districtOhio County School District
SuperintendentKimberly S. Miller
PrincipalAmy Minch
Faculty153
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,512 (2016-17)[1]
Campus typeRural / Fringe-Rural
Color(s)Red, White, and Blue             
AthleticsFootball, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, tennis, volleyball, track, cross country, golf, basketball, cheering, dance, wrestling, swimming, baseball, and softball.
Athletics conferenceOhio Valley Athletic Conference
NicknamePalace on the Hill
Team namePatriots
RivalJohn Marshall Monarchs, Brooke Bruins
PublicationWPHP 91.9 FM
WPHP-TV, The Patriot Connection
NewspaperPark Press
Athletic DirectorDwaine Rodgers
Website

The school opened for the 1976-1977 academic year following the consolidation of Wheeling, Triadelphia, Warwood and West Liberty high schools.

Contents

EducationEdit

Academic PerformanceEdit

In Wheeling Park's 2017-2018 Balanced Scorecard report conducted by the West Virginia Department of Education, the school received positive marks for its graduation rate but received negative marks for its academic performance due to its failure to meet the State's standards for academic performance. For this period, Wheeling Park received the lowest possible grade for its academic performance in mathematics, Does Not Meet Standard, and a Partially Meets Standard grade for its academic performance in English language arts.[2]

Advanced PlacementEdit

Wheeling Park offers 19 Advanced Placement courses: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Environmental Science, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Physics B, Physics C, Political Science, U.S. History, World History, Statistics, Chemistry, Psychology, Music Theory, Spanish, Seminar, and Research.

There are also courses that can be taken for college credit through West Liberty University and West Virginia Northern Community College.

Career and TechnicalEdit

The Career and Technical Department consists of multiple computer electronics, graphic design, and engineering laboratories; including a 3D Printer. This department also has the auto-mechanics shop, collision repair, welding, machine tool technology, building construction, and power equipment systems classes.

Fine and Performing ArtsEdit

There are two theaters at Wheeling Park High school: the Phyllis A. Beneke Theatre and the JB Chambers Performing Arts Center. The music department has private recording studios, a piano lab, and two large practice halls.

Wheeling Park is home to bands, choral ensembles, orchestral groups, and bluegrass bands.[citation needed] Its concert band has achieved 27 consecutive "superior" ratings at Region 1 Band Festival.[3] Wheeling Park's music department and many other Ohio County Schools' music departments perform at the JB Performing Arts Center, commonly referred to as the "PAC".

Wheeling Park is also the home of the award-winning Wheeling Park High School Speech and Debate Team, which in 2019 won their 40th consecutive state championship in Huntington, WV at Marshall University.

AthleticsEdit

SportsEdit

Boys: soccer, football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, lacrosse, hockey, wrestling, cross country, track, and swimming.

Girls: soccer, football, basketball, softball, golf, lacrosse, hockey, wrestling, cross country, track, swimming, volleyball, cheering, and competitive dancing

FacilitiesEdit

The Wheeling Island Stadium, located on Wheeling Island, is the Patriots home field, while also serving as a location for various Wheeling sports teams to play. Wheeling Park hosts the WVSSAC Super 6 Football Championship annually.[4]

Three gymnasiums, a fitness center, a wrestling room, and indoor Olympic-sized pool make up the Physical Education department.

CampusEdit

The high school building houses physical education, special education, technical education, and regular education. The building is 860 feet long and 550 feet wide for a total of 473,000 square feet. There are three floors of masonry block insulation with brick veneer. Additional education wings added in 1984 on both ends of the building comprise 7750 square feet. There are four lighted tennis courts, an eight-lane track and adjoining baseball, softball, football and soccer fields which complete the entire 52-acre complex. The Media Center comprises the library, two computer labs, and the Maker Space, which has a 3D Printer. The school also houses a Mac computer lab.

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WHEELING PARK HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ohio County Schools Balanced Scorecard Report". West Virginia Department of Education. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Academic Achievement Awards - WVSSAC". WVSSAC. WVSSAC. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  4. ^ Birch, Tim. "Super Six Football Championships". Wheeling Events. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  5. ^ "Wheeling native Amy Shuler-Goodwin ready to take the reins in Charleston". Weirton Daily Times. Retrieved February 17, 2019.

Coordinates: 40°4′7.4″N 80°39′11.9″W / 40.068722°N 80.653306°W / 40.068722; -80.653306