Walt Whitman High School

Tel: (631)812-3800
Grades: 9-12

1,781 students

Walt Whitman High School serves 1,781 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Walt Whitman High School operates within the South Huntington Union Free School District.
The school district's 95% graduation rate is higher than the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 1781 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 119 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,781 students
Walt Whitman High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 119 teachers
Walt Whitman High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Walt Whitman High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Walt Whitman High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
8%
Walt Whitman High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
26%
23%
Walt Whitman High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
13%
19%
Walt Whitman High School Black (1989-2012)
White
52%
48%
Walt Whitman High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Walt Whitman High School Sch Ethnicity Walt Whitman High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.65 0.68
Walt Whitman High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
32%
42%
Walt Whitman High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Walt Whitman High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,002 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name South Huntington Union Free School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 6,002 1,136
South Huntington Union Free   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 95% 86%
South Huntington Union Free   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $134 MM $29 MM
South Huntington Union Free   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $134 MM $29 MM
South Huntington Union Free   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $22,351 $21,692
South Huntington Union Free   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $22,342 $21,514
South Huntington Union Free   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Huntington High School (2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Henry L Stimson Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oakwood Primary Center (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Huntington Oakwood Primary Center
    264 West 22nd St
    Huntington , NY , 11743
    (631)812-3500
    0.8  mi  |  716  students  |  Gr.  KG-2
  • Huntington Station Henry L Stimson Middle School
    401 Oakwood Rd
    Huntington Station , NY , 11746
    (631)812-3700
    0.9  mi  |  950  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Huntington Station Silas Wood 6th Grade Center
    23 Harding Place
    Huntington Station , NY , 11746
    (631)812-3600
    1  mi  |  484  students  |  Gr.  6
  • Melville Birchwood Intermediate School
    121 Wolf Hill Rd
    Melville , NY , 11747
    (631)812-3200
    1.5  mi  |  675  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Huntington Jefferson School
    253 Oakwood Rd
    Huntington , NY , 11743
    (631)673-2070
    1.7  mi  |  424  students  |  Gr.  KG-4

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