Howitt School

  • Howitt School serves 1,313 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 36% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 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%.

School Overview

  • Howitt School's student population of 1,313 students has stayed relatively flat 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 Comparison

  • Howitt School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • 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 School Rank (16-17)#2180 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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Asian
5%
9%
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Hispanic
22%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Howitt School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
7%
17%
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White
65%
43%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Howitt School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.530.71
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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

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