Howitt School

70 Van Cott Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Howitt School serves 1,313 students in grades 6-8.
Howitt School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Howitt School's student population of 1,313 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,313 students
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Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Rankings

Howitt School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Howitt School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#2324 out of 4228 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
9%
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Hispanic
21%
27%
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Black
7%
17%
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White
65%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.530.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFarmingdale Union Free School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Howitt School is Farmingdale Senior High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Plainedge Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Northside Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Farmingdale Northside Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 466 students
    0.8 miles
    55 Powell Pl
    Farmingdale, NY 11735
    (516) 434-5610
    0.8 K-5 466
  • Farmingdale Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 578 students
    1.1 miles
    25 Mill Ln
    Farmingdale, NY 11735
    (516) 434-5710
    1.1 K-5 578
  • Farmingdale Woodward Parkway Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 799 students
    1.2 miles
    95 Woodward Pky
    Farmingdale, NY 11735
    (516) 434-5810
    1.2 K-5 799
  • Farmingdale Farmingdale Senior High School Math: 93% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,892 student
    1.6 miles
    150 Lincoln St
    Farmingdale, NY 11735
    (516) 434-5210
    1.6 9-12 1,892
  • Massapequa Albany Avenue Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 563 students
    2.0 miles
    101 Albany Ave
    Massapequa, NY 11758
    (516) 434-5510
    2 K-5 563

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