Walt Whitman High School

  • Walt Whitman High School serves 1,917 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NY average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 55%.
  • Walt Whitman High School operates within the South Huntington Union Free School District.
  • South Huntington Union Free School District's 98% graduation rate is higher than the NY state average of 87%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1917 students has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 126 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,917 students
Walt Whitman High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Walt Whitman High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 126 teachers
Walt Whitman High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Walt Whitman High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Walt Whitman High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
6%
9%
Walt Whitman High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
34%
25%
Walt Whitman High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
11%
18%
Walt Whitman High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
48%
45%
Walt Whitman High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Walt Whitman High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Walt Whitman High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
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 0.37
Walt Whitman High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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%
45%
Walt Whitman High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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.
4%
6%
Walt Whitman High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • South Huntington Union Free School District's student population of 5,998 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $24,979 in this district is less than the state average of $32,940. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $23,822 is less than the state average of $31,547. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name South Huntington Union Free School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
2
Number of Students Managed 5,998 935
South Huntington Union Free School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 98% 87%
South Huntington Union Free School District Graduation Rate (2000-2010)
District Total Revenue $150 MM $31 MM
South Huntington Union Free School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $143 MM $30 MM
South Huntington Union Free School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $24,979 $32,940
South Huntington Union Free School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $23,822 $31,547
South Huntington Union Free School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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