Ward Melville Senior High School
- EAST SETAUKET, NY
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade A
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A+
- Health & Safetygrade A
- Administrationgrade A minus
- Sportsgrade A
- Foodgrade B+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade A minus
Ward Melville Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in EAST SETAUKET, NY. It has 1,658 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Ward Melville Senior High School Rankings
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade C
- Good for Familiesgrade A minus
- Housinggrade C
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 42 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 42 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
- Prom Red Carpet21%
- Lacrosse games9%
- Trick or Treat Street8%
- Dilo Awards3%
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 43 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 43 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 43 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 60 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 60 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 60 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$31,558 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 67 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 67 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 67 responses
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Ward Melville Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 466 reviews
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Theres plenty of clubs, sports, and events. National Honors Society is a joke, pretty much everyone gets in. Guidance counselors, at least mine (Mrs. Sheppard) are so sweet and caring! They really try to help you solve any issue, academic or social. Security is also a joke, anyone can get in as long as you show id, no metal detectors or anything like that. Everyones extremely competitive, so much so that they battle with administration for 0.3 of a point on averages. Great variety of AP, honors, and regents classes, I never found myself wanting anything more. Families in this area are usually 1) extremely rich, using Mommy and Daddy's money for everything ofc and have no regard for money or 2) just your middle class average family. Usually everyones already in their cliques unless you're attractive then they’ll be all over you and you'll have tons of friends. I’d say my time here was good, I’m glad to be moving onto bigger and better things.
Ward Melville Senior High School is a sports driven school. There are a variety of sports played here, for example like field hockey, lacrosse, swimming, track, and cross country. Ward Melville heavily supports (allocating a lot of the school's funding to sports) and encourages students to pursue sport scholarships for college. The academics at Ward Melville is extensive, however there are a number of teachers unqualified to teach AP level classes. Many students have to self-teach the material. The school makes sure to check in with its students to make them college ready or find an alternative path. In some of its weaker aspects, the school lacks a system to help victims of bullying, harassment, and sexual assault and prevent incidents from reoccurring. A number of complaints filed go uninvestigated and often than not the response from the school to deal with incidents are inadequate.
Ward Melville High School has provided me and my classmates with amazing opportunities. The countless courses offered ensure that everyone can take many classes they are interested in. I have gotten to take so many interesting courses such as anatomy, physiology, animal science and AP statistics. There is so much support offered for students from guidance and the counseling center. I do feel that at times the competitive nature within the school could be very toxic. A GPA of 100 can be seen as average so it is hard to ever find your grades good enough. Also, everyone is expected to join multiple clubs and sports simply to look good for college. Overall, the school certainly helps prepare students for a good future but it may take a large mental toll.