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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
About West Islip...
Population
27,231

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$409,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,455
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,970
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Small residential town bordering Bayshore and Babylon main streets. Taxes are high because no industry really resides in this town. Very clean,safe, friendly neighborhood. Great schools with exceptional athletic programs.
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West Islip is a small Suberban town located on Long Island. West Islip is a friendly environment where I have always felt safe. Although Traffic in the town may occasionally be a pain there is still lots to do!
I graduated from WIHS recently, and feel that the education from this school has helped me a great deal in college. Unless you are in AP and honors classes, I feel that WIHS really is not all that great. Since I happened to only be in honors and AP courses I came across some of the best and most influential teachers that have changed my life forever. These teachers were not only my academic instructors, but life mentors as well. Besides that academic portion of WIHS, the athletics are great except for the fact that it becomes extremely political. The student population of WIHS turns into a typical high school scene where cliques govern the entire school. For a social environment I would say that WIHS is not the greatest hs experience.