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Wheelock Elementary School / Lubbock ISD
School nickname: Whippets
3008 42nd St.
Lubbock, TX 79413
Phone: (806) 766-0977
School website.
Principal: Delmira Lopez
Grades: K-06
Students: 398
Teachers: 30
Feeds: O.L. Slaton Junior High School
Academic Excellence Indicator System report.

Wheelock was built in 1952. Although the facility is old, the structure inside and out is in good condition and well kept, a school official said.

A gymnasium was built in about 1991, and improvements to the courtyard are an ongoing project.

Wheelock operates a computer lab equipped with 25 Dell computers. Each classroom is equipped with a Windows and a Macintosh computers, and the school is networking its computers. All computers are Internet-ready.

Parental involvement is stressed at Wheelock, and the school strives to encourage parents to participate in their children's education with Parenting Sessions and Brown Bag luncheons.

The parent teacher association is actively involved with school committees.

Wheelock hosts a Fall Festival each October, and Open House events are held twice each year -- in the fall and spring.

A unique event at Wheelock is an excursion to Palo Duro Canyon for sixth graders scheduled each May.

Wheelock has an Honor Choir and sixth grade All-City Choir.

The school also provides a Core Knowledge program for each grade level, teaching content rich in historical insights.

The school provides a Character Counts program as part of its curriculum, and the six Pillars of Character are taught during each six-week session. The course concludes with a luncheon honoring a student from each class. Parents are invited and a keynote speaker gives a presentation during the ceremony.

For a complete look at the state's report card for Wheelock Elementary School click here.


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