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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Wantagh Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wantagh, NY. It has 998 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

Wantagh Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1230
290 responses
Average ACT
28
106 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$136,214
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,756
National
$949
Median Home Value
$479,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Lip Dub, Senior Variety Show, Blood Drive
    31%
  • Sportsnite for the girls
    31%
  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Jazz band concert
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
998
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$103,992
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$22,996/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Wantagh Senior High School Reviews

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The teachers were heavily engaging and extremely involved in student life. Education quality was outstanding. Lots of school spirit activities. Sports are inescapable.

Pretty competitive environment, but faculty/counselors are attentive and encouraging. Disability support services are exceptional. Administration allows students to go out on their lunch periods [freshmen excluded].

Lack of diversity, not only in ethnicity, but in individuality as well. There are a lot of cliquish girls and guys who are all into "the same thing". Bullying, especially indirect harassment, is an issue.
Typical teenage attitude is reinforced by students and staff. Little wiggle room at this school. It isn't just hobby/academic based; if you break high school stereotypes, you're either monstrously loved or nothing more than a background prop.
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Wantagh Senior High School is an wonderful high school with very friendly people, a great staff, and has the best athletics in the county. This school is always equip for what you need on a daily basis. Wantagh football, baseball, hockey, soccer teams, etc. are always fun to watch and the student section is always loud and ready for the other team. School lunches aren’t that great but what public school has off the chart food? None is the answer! But our lunch ladies are still nice and helpful with getting what you want hot and fresh. We offer many clubs and activities to join from academic clubs to Christianity clubs to language clubs. Our school has many security guards that come to the games and are with us throughout the school time and even after hours making sure we are safe and being respectful. I wouldn’t trade my high school for anything my experience here has been one I will never forget.
Overall I believe that Wantagh Senior High School is a wonderful learning facility with lots of amazing opportunities for many young adults as long as they put their minds and hearts towards it! The staff here is amazing, the guidance counselors are people that I feel fully comfortable going to to have a nice conversation and to go for help with anything I need. In addition the teachers are great, there are multiple teachers in this school that have really had a lasting positive impact on myself. The only thing I would like to see change in this school is more support of the Drama, Arts, and Music departments as it sometimes feels they are overshadowed by the sports departments, but overall Wantagh is a wonderful school!!