About Wheeler

Wheeler General Information

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WHEELER HIGH SCHOOL is located in northeast Cobb County, Georgia, USA.  It is near the city of Marietta, about 18 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.  Wheeler has been in operation since 1965.  It is a standard public school of the State of Georgia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2017 & 2018, Wheeler was awarded one of the "Best High Schools Silver Medal" by US News & World Report and in 2017 was recognized as one of "America's Most Challenging High Schools" by The Washington Post.  Directions

THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES MAGNET PROGRAM   The program is part of the National Consortium of Science, Math and Technology Magnet Schools offering an advanced curriculum to highly motivated students. By junior year, Center students are taking classes typically found at the university level. Current students come from private, public, and homeschool environments.  The magnet offers an intimate, challenging education with like-minded peers. Admission is open to all qualified eighth graders who reside in Cobb County, Georgia. Admission is competitive and applications are due in early December.  The Center for Advance Studies is gaining national attention as a premier education opportunity and is the first high school program in Georgia to be STEAM Certified and STEM Re-Certified.
 Visit the Magnet website.

POPULATION  Wheeler has approximately 2100 students.  The student body is very active - 30% participating in athletics, 90% participating in extracurricular activities.  Wheeler students achieve high scores on the SAT & ACT each year.  About 81% of our graduates go on to college.  74% attend four-year colleges and universities while 7% choose two-year colleges.

Wheeler Cluster Schools include:  Middle School - East Cobb Middle Elementary Schools - Brumby, Eastvalley, Powers Ferry, Sedalia Park, & Sope Creek Elementary Schools.

CURRICULUM  A total of 23 credits are required for graduation at Wheeler.  We are on a 4X4 Block schedule.  Students take 4 classes each semester and earn 4 units of credit per semester.  The typical schedule will contain 2 core classes and 2 electives, or 3 core classes and 1 elective.

Wheeler offers a wide range of courses, including many honors and over 25 AP level classes for students pursing a college preparatory diploma.  We also have technical/vocational courses so that students might become well-rounded and prepared for the world of work or academia.  The Center for Advanced Studies is a specialized magnet program that offers a unique and advance curriculum in science, math and technology. Visit the Magnet website for more details about the Center's curriculum.

MASCOT  Wildcat  

COLORS  Navy Blue, Gold, and White

2018-2019 Bell Schedule



Inspiring a Community with a Passion for Learning


 Wheeler pledges its resources to the development of the whole student, engaging the community through relevance and rigor, emphasizing citizenship, and celebrating diversity.


 Safety, Respect, Integrity, Self-Advocacy, Critical Thinking


Establishing a Culture for All to Succeed – eCATS


We believe the Wheeler community is a unique blend of cultures, languages, socioeconomics, and opportunities.

We believe each student is a valued individual, and all children are creative and can succeed.

We believe a safe and encouraging environment promotes student learning.

We believe relevance and rigor in the classroom keep students engaged.

We believe in a commitment to lifelong learning that encourages students to be confident and self-directed.

Dr. Peter Giles

Christian Barnes
Assistant Principal
Discipline 10th Grade

Dr. Cheryl Crooks
Assistant Principal
Magnet Coordinator
Discipline Magnet

Ken Ealy
Assistant Principal
Discipline 11th Grade

Troy Jones
Assistant Principal
Athletic Director
Discipline 9th Grade Repeaters

Pamela McCabe
Freshman Focus Administrator
Discipline 9th Grade

Michael Sawyer
School Leadership Intern
Discipline 10th Grade A-D

Dr. Tiffany Stark
Assistant Principal
Discipline 12th Grade


Community Resource Database
Social Work Website

Mary Brettner