Walt Whitman High School

Grades: 9-12

1,798 students

Walt Whitman High School serves 1,798 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.
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 1798 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,798 students
Walt Whitman High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 118 teachers
Walt Whitman High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Walt Whitman High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.36. 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 (1987-2013)
Asian
7%
8%
Walt Whitman High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
29%
24%
Walt Whitman High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
12%
19%
Walt Whitman High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
51%
47%
Walt Whitman High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Walt Whitman High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Walt Whitman High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.64 0.36
Walt Whitman High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
34%
41%
Walt Whitman High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
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.
6%
7%
Walt Whitman High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,040 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $22,351 is higher than the state average of $21,692. The district revenue/student has grown by 29% over four years.
The district spending/student of $22,342 is higher than the state average of $21,514. The district spending/student has grown by 30% over four years.
School District Name South Huntington Union Free School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 6,040 1,015
South Huntington Union Free   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
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 District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $134 MM $29 MM
South Huntington Union Free   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $22,351 $21,692
South Huntington Union Free   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $22,342 $21,514
South Huntington Union Free   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • HuntingtonOakwood Primary Center
    264 West 22nd St
    HuntingtonNY 11743
    (631)812-3500
    0.8 mi | Gr. KG-2 | 718 students                      
  • Huntington StationHenry L Stimson Middle School
    401 Oakwood Rd
    Huntington StationNY 11746
    (631)812-3700
    0.9 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 981 students                      
  • Huntington StationSilas Wood 6th Grade Center
    23 Harding Place
    Huntington StationNY 11746
    (631)812-3600
    1 mi | Gr. 6 | 447 students                      
  • MelvilleBirchwood Intermediate School
    121 Wolf Hill Rd
    MelvilleNY 11747
    (631)812-3200
    1.5 mi | Gr. 3-5 | 678 students                      
  • HuntingtonJefferson School
    253 Oakwood Rd
    HuntingtonNY 11743
    (631)673-2070
    1.7 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 420 students                      

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