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Colonel John Wheeler Middle School is located in Crown Point, Indiana (“Best Place to Live" by the NWI Times 2010-2020). Anchored by the Old Lake County Courthouse built in 1878, our steadily growing school features something for all students including a rigorous curriculum and a variety of extra-curricular activities.

Colonel John Wheeler Middle School opened in August of 2007 and currently has approximately 950 students in grades six, seven, and eight.

Colonel John Wheeler Middle School believes:

  • Student success must start through the development of positive personal relationships for all stakeholders.
  • Student success must be developed through a rigorous curriculum and high expectations
  • Student success is a shared responsibility between students, teachers, parents and the community.
  • Curriculum and instruction must match the unique developmental needs of the middle level.
  • Teachers must provide students with critical thinking opportunities.
  • Transitions from elementary to middle and middle to high school must be strong.
  • All students must be afforded the opportunity to learn and succeed.