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Report Cards: Wheeling High flourishing, but failing

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  • Wheeling High School Principal Laz Lopez discusses the school's science, technology, engineering and math efforts in the health careers lab.

      Wheeling High School Principal Laz Lopez discusses the school's science, technology, engineering and math efforts in the health careers lab.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • From left, sophomore Nick Crumbaugh and seniors Dan Shriber and Yogesh Kanal demonstrate part of the robot they built in Wheeling High School's manufacturing lab for an area BattleBots competition.

      From left, sophomore Nick Crumbaugh and seniors Dan Shriber and Yogesh Kanal demonstrate part of the robot they built in Wheeling High School's manufacturing lab for an area BattleBots competition.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Wheeling High School sophomore Stacey Wojtkiewicz describes intricacies in her metalwork for a Society of Manufacturing Engineers Educational Foundation sign made in the school's manufacturing lab.

      Wheeling High School sophomore Stacey Wojtkiewicz describes intricacies in her metalwork for a Society of Manufacturing Engineers Educational Foundation sign made in the school's manufacturing lab.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Wheeling High School sophomore Chris Kalama researches microphotography in the school's new digital photography lab.

      Wheeling High School sophomore Chris Kalama researches microphotography in the school's new digital photography lab.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

 
 

Despite national recognition for its efforts in science, technology, engineering and math, the highest average ACT college entrance exam score in school history and more students than ever taking and passing Advanced Placement tests, Wheeling High School is failing according to No Child Left Behind standards. "That's why that label has absolutely no value in the community," Principal Laz Lopez says. "It's meaningless."

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