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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Walt Whitman High School is a top rated, public school located in Huntington Station, NY. It has 1,926 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
301 W Hills Rd
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Telephone
(631) 812-3800
Website
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Walt Whitman High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
294 responses
Average ACT
27
114 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$82,077
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,703
National
$949
Median Home Value
$356,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
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  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Powder puff
    17%
  • Senior year has been very memorable
    17%
  • End of year speech from Graz
    15%
  • Senior cut day
    13%
  • Talent show
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,926
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,116
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$24,520/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Walt Whitman High School Reviews

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Walt Whitman High School has been a foundation for many people's future career and plans. From the Homecoming to Senior Follies to Lip Sync Battle, this school as demonstrated engagement between students and teachers in a fun yet educational way. Iconic field trips, such as the Bronx Zoo trip with anthropology or the Riverhead Jail Trip with Crime and Delinquency invite students to have personal interactions with the lessons that they learn in the classroom.
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Attending Walt Whitman was an experience I truly treasure. Speaking to friends in college now about the classes I took then, I am even more appreciative of the hard work and love that Whitman teachers put into their job. The variety of classes only gives these teachers a greater outlet to teach about things they're passionate in: Anthropology, Nature of Language, Creative Writing, Sociology, AP Environmental. Not only were they teachers that pushed me hard, they were like second parents that were there if I ever needed anything. I was lucky to participate in amazing extracurriculars like Fencing and served as the yearbook editor in chief. Both of these activities allowed me to hone in on leadership skills and problem solving skills. I had the choice to attend private school like my brother, but i would make the same choice every day to spend my 4 years of high school at Whitman.
Walt Whitman High School is an amazing school with supportive teachers, staff, and students. The fun clubs that I’ve been a part of, such as National Art Honor Society and Asian Culture Club, have been great to meet nice people and cultivate your interests. The sports teams are also very competitive, which is a good thing when it comes to winning championships. I personally play varsity badminton and I have never seen such a tight knit team like this one. There’s also many events that go on after school, such as International Night, the theatre performances, Senior Follies, Powderpuff, etc. But, the most important thing is that their education is top notch and the teachers are very dedicated to their students.