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Walt Whitman High School

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4 stars

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Posted April 2, 2014

I feel that the the school is great .The AP courses faculty is awesome. The guidance department helps a lot. Great teachers do produce great students. The business club DECA is a platform where you can bring out a students entrepreneurial abilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2013

Whitman is a wonderful school. Exceptional staff especially principal and vice principal. Outstanding sense of community and dedication to the students. I am proud to a say my children graduated from Whitman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

This school is Anti Christian. They don't allow Christians to wear the crucifix but allow muslims a hallway to pray. This is America. This country does not recognize sharia law. This country follows the law of the constitution. Do not send your children to this school until they stop islamization of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2011

The school has many advanced classes, but not so surprising, the top classes are not diverse. They seem to be the dumping ground for the kids of vocal parents, and not necessarily placed there based on their abilty, which makes it harder for those kids who really belong there to get the education they deserve. In the world of education, even in a large school like Whitman, there should only be about 2-3 REAL Honors classes, not six. Parents are being dooped into thinking their child is honors quality when they really are not. Not good preparation for the real world. The care is more about the student being happy and involved in extra curricula activities, academics come second!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 9, 2010

good school learn a lot and look forward to going everyday
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Our school is the best in our heart, we got a group of great teachers and students try their best with limited resource to make every high school day experience the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

We have one of the best music programs. We win NYSMA Gold Every year. We have a very good extracurricular program and AP program. We have support for the arts and dance. Parents are involved. We have good teachers a solid faculty that support our kids goals and dreams. My kids have been here from 3rd grade thru now at Whitman. They are in AP classes, competitive robotics club and music classes. You want a school that will expose your child to culture and making great choices in life. I'm happy we are here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

Major change for the better over the past two years!
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted December 9, 2005

Whitman is a school that offers something for every student. The population is diverse, which some may see as a drawback, but those of us with kids there often see it as great preparation for life. The faculty is dedicated and capable; the administration complete comsumed by the task of running a top school; the extracurriculars are numerous and varied; and athletics...well if you want a great football program, this isn't the school, but lots of other sports do very well. My Kids are very happy here and have made wonderful friends and have superb, caring teachers. It is a well run school where children learn and get involved in their community. There are interseting elective, numerous AP and college courses and a fabulous arts program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2004

Truly A Great American High School, led by a visionary, caring and compassionate principal. Whitman has a diverse student body that learns and has fun together. Wonderful young and alive faculty too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My children were very lucky to attend Whitman. They offer honors classes for those who qualify. Kickline, band, chorus, sports, school plays, newspaper, extra help, are just a few of the reasons students want to come early and leave late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2004

Whitman is a school which provides a balanced curriulum, a stellar faculty and a broad range of extra curricular activities. My child is very happy at Whitman and I am pleased with my decision to support public education in South Huntington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I feel that the teachers & princpals are NOT there for the students, unless your child is one of their favorites.They dont care mostly the ones in guide the students to college...for get it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

A 'Great American High School.' The faculty is outstanding. The elective program is second to none. Innovative programs, like the Sports Medicine curriculum, set the school part. Wonderful and diverse student body.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students60%
Female63%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities50%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Earth Science

All Students68%
Female65%
Male72%
African American52%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities52%
General population73%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

English

All Students90%
Female90%
Male88%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities69%
General population94%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Geometry

All Students72%
Female75%
Male67%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities45%
General population73%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Global History and Geography

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities51%
General population89%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Integrated Algebra

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities53%
General population88%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Living Environment

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities50%
General population94%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Physics

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
General population96%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 48%
Hispanic 26% 23%
Black 13% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 138%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 70%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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301 W Hills Rd
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Phone: (631) 812-3800

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