Howitt School

70 Van Cott Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,249 students in grades 6-8, Howitt School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,249 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 81% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Howitt School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Howitt School's student population of 1,249 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 128 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,249 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
128 teachers
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School Rankings

Howitt School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Howitt School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#2532 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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40%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Howitt School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
44%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Howitt School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
81%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Howitt School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
6%
10%
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Hispanic
29%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Howitt School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
6%
16%
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White
55%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.61
This chart displays the diversity score of Howitt School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Howitt School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Howitt School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Howitt School's ranking?
Howitt School is ranked #2532 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Howitt School often compared to?
Howitt Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Howitt School?
1,249 students attend Howitt School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Howitt School students are White, 29% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Howitt School?
Howitt School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Howitt School offer ?
Howitt School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Howitt School part of?
Howitt School is part of Farmingdale Union Free School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,249 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 81% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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