Walt Whitman High School

301 W Hills Rd
Huntington Station, NY 11746
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Top 10%
Serving 1,959 students in grades 9-12, Walt Whitman High School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,959 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • : 93% (Top 30% in NY)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 90% (Top 10%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 20%)
  • : 91% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Walt Whitman High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Walt Whitman High School's student population of 1,959 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 153 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,959 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
153 teachers
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School Rankings

Walt Whitman High School ranks within the top 10% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Walt Whitman High School is 0.64, 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)
#390 out of 4377 schools
(Top 10%)
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90%
46%
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75-79%
49%
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91%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
10%
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Hispanic
47%
29%
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Black
7%
16%
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White
37%
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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0.64
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93%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walt Whitman High School's ranking?
Walt Whitman High School is ranked #390 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in New York.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
90% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Walt Whitman High School?
The graduation rate of Walt Whitman High School is 93%, which is higher than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Walt Whitman High School?
1,959 students attend Walt Whitman High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Walt Whitman High School students are Hispanic, 37% of students are White, 7% of students are Black, 6% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Walt Whitman High School?
Walt Whitman High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Walt Whitman High School offer ?
Walt Whitman High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Walt Whitman High School part of?
Walt Whitman High School is part of South Huntington Union Free School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,959 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • : 93% (Top 30%)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 90% (Top 10%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 20%)
  • : 91% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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