Wantagh Union Free School District

3301 Beltagh Ave
Wantagh, NY 11793-3395
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Wantagh Union Free School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 4 public elementary schools serving 1,972 students in Wantagh Union Free School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public elementary schools in New York.
Public Elementary Schools in Wantagh Union Free School District have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the New York public elementary school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New York public elementary school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
5 Schools
3,684 Schools
# Students
2,802 Students
1,759,927 Students
# Teachers
230 Teachers
151,317 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Wantagh Union Free School District, which is ranked #157 of all 1,019 school districts in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 99% has increased from 98% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NY)
#152 out of 1020 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wantagh Union Free   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
69%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wantagh Union Free   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
61%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wantagh Union Free   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥99%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wantagh Union Free   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.27
0.72
# American Indian Students
5 Students
13,510 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
79 Students
172,217 Students
% Asian Students
3%
10%
# Hispanic Students
242 Students
516,527 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
29%
# Black Students
17 Students
293,377 Students
% Black Students
n/a
17%
# White Students
2,377 Students
701,079 Students
% White Students
85%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
4,063 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
81 Students
59,143 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
49
54,907
# Students in K Grade:
187
172,061
# Students in 1st Grade:
214
175,816
# Students in 2nd Grade:
220
179,820
# Students in 3rd Grade:
205
179,541
# Students in 4th Grade:
198
182,709
# Students in 5th Grade:
230
184,133
# Students in 6th Grade:
221
186,473
# Students in 7th Grade:
230
164,449
# Students in 8th Grade:
209
164,890
# Students in 9th Grade:
210
23,919
# Students in 10th Grade:
207
22,793
# Students in 11th Grade:
221
20,701
# Students in 12th Grade:
192
20,324
# Ungraded Students:
9
27,391

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $29,789 in this school district is less than the state median of $31,092. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $28,083 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$84 MM
$78,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wantagh Union Free   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$79 MM
$80,737 MM
This chart display total spending of Wantagh Union Free   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$29,789
$31,092
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wantagh Union Free   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$28,083
$31,961
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wantagh Union Free   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Wantagh Union Free School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Forest Lake School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3100 Beltagh Ave
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 679-6470
Grades: PK-5
| 375 students
Rank: #22.
Mandalay School
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2667 Bayview Ave
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 679-6390
Grades: PK-5
| 275 students
Rank: #33.
Wantagh Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3299 Beltagh Ave
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 679-6350
Grades: 6-8
| 662 students
Rank: #44.
Wantagh School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1765 Beech St
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 679-6480
Grades: PK-5
| 660 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,802 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : ≥99% (Top 1% in NY)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 69% (Top 20%)
  • : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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