Walt Whitman High School

Public 9-12

 301 W Hills Rd
       Huntington Station, NY  11746-3643


(631) 812-3800

District: South Huntington Union Free School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
357th of 1,190 New York High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,209 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2
Number of students:  1,985

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
98.1%
Measles:
99.8%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.1%
White:
38.4%
African American:
7.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.9%

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Compare Details Walt Whitman High School ranks better than 70% of high schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (45.1%), White (38.4%), African American (7.8%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walt Whitman High School is 13.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walt Whitman High School is $17,209.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Walt Whitman High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Walt Whitman High School 357th of 1190 New York public high schools. (See Walt Whitman High School in the ranking list.)

South Huntington Union Free School District:

SchoolDigger ranks South Huntington Union Free School District 534th of 840 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walt Whitman High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 65.04 284th 935 69.6%
2006 60.56 425th 986 56.9%
2007 61.98 407th 1002 59.4%
2008 61.56 438th 1027 57.4%
2009 67.14 287th 1086 73.6%
2010 67.74 281st 1117 74.8%
2011 59.90 502nd 1165 56.9%
2012 61.22 518th 1198 56.8%
2013 63.40 481st 1217 60.5%
2014 59.02 493rd 1237 60.1%
2015 57.06 538th 1255 57.1%
2016 60.31 447th 1255 64.4%
2017 64.99 361st 1221 70.4%
2018 67.92 361st 1210 70.2%
2019 68.64 369th 1207 69.4%
2021 43.61 352nd 519 32.2%
2022 67.53 357th 1190 70.0%

Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Walt Whitman High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 1447 151 36 44 2 n/a n/a 0 1680
1990 1400 161 17 55 0 n/a n/a 0 1633
1991 1295 185 29 79 2 n/a n/a 0 1590
1992 1214 189 44 85 0 n/a n/a 0 1532
1993 1171 195 47 90 0 n/a n/a 0 1503
1994 1148 187 41 93 0 n/a n/a 0 1469
1995 1139 181 56 100 0 n/a n/a 0 1476
1996 1139 181 56 100 0 n/a n/a 0 1476
1997 1116 195 60 116 2 n/a n/a 0 1489
1998 1117 181 67 130 1 n/a n/a 0 1496
1999 1149 196 53 135 2 n/a n/a 0 1535
2000 1183 195 63 154 1 n/a n/a 0 1596
2001 1220 164 64 138 0 n/a n/a 0 1586
2002 1329 226 100 208 0 n/a n/a 0 1863
2003 1329 226 100 208 0 n/a n/a 0 1863
2004 1332 217 110 235 0 n/a n/a 0 1894
2005 1350 228 77 268 0 n/a n/a 0 1923
2006 1275 212 77 283 0 n/a n/a 0 1847
2007 1228 239 84 312 0 n/a n/a 0 1863
2008 1178 234 93 334 0 n/a n/a 0 1839
2009 1138 229 106 357 1 n/a n/a 0 1831
2010 1118 240 113 391 1 n/a n/a 0 1863
2011 1044 239 124 412 4 0 0 0 1823
2012 940 234 125 464 0 0 18 0 1781
2013 901 221 130 521 0 0 25 0 1798
2014 922 203 128 556 2 0 25 0 1836
2015 909 207 128 635 3 0 35 0 1917
2016 907 182 117 664 2 0 27 0 1899
2017 914 168 128 721 1 0 27 0 1959
2018 880 159 132 780 1 0 31 0 1983
2019 853 128 117 776 1 1 35 0 1911
2020 802 155 124 846 5 2 49 0 1983
2021 762 154 113 895 2 1 58 0 1985

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Walt Whitman High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1680 119.7 14.0 n/a
1990 1633 113.2 14.4 n/a
1991 1590 116.4 13.6 n/a
1992 1532 100.4 15.2 n/a
1993 1503 99.4 15.1 n/a
1994 1469 100.8 14.6 14.2
1995 1476 104.2 14.2 11.5
1996 1476 104.2 14.2 11.5
1997 1489 104.2 14.3 11.8
1998 1496 107.6 13.9 13.2
1999 1535 105.8 14.5 15.1
2000 1596 117.0 13.6 19.4
2001 1586 119.5 13.3 18.2
2002 1863 138.6 13.4 19.9
2003 1863 138.6 13.4 19.9
2004 1894 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1923 149.7 12.8 22.8
2006 1847 148.0 12.5 24.8
2007 1863 149.8 12.4 25.2
2008 1839 149.1 12.3 29.9
2009 1831 146.9 12.5 27.1
2010 1863 136.6 13.6 31.6
2011 1823 144.7 12.5 35.2
2012 1781 119.3 14.9 37.4
2013 1798 117.7 15.2 40.9
2014 1836 116.9 15.7 35.5
2015 1917 126.0 15.2 38.8
2016 1899 129.0 14.7 42.8
2017 1959 136.9 14.3 47.5
2018 1983 140.0 14.1 49.7
2019 1911 143.6 13.3 50.2
2020 1983 155.0 12.7 50.8
2021 1985 150.3 13.2 49.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Walt Whitman High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1680 119.7 14.0 n/a
1990 1633 113.2 14.4 n/a
1991 1590 116.4 13.6 n/a
1992 1532 100.4 15.2 n/a
1993 1503 99.4 15.1 n/a
1994 1469 100.8 14.6 14.2
1995 1476 104.2 14.2 11.5
1996 1476 104.2 14.2 11.5
1997 1489 104.2 14.3 11.8
1998 1496 107.6 13.9 13.2
1999 1535 105.8 14.5 15.1
2000 1596 117.0 13.6 19.4
2001 1586 119.5 13.3 18.2
2002 1863 138.6 13.4 19.9
2003 1863 138.6 13.4 19.9
2004 1894 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1923 149.7 12.8 22.8
2006 1847 148.0 12.5 24.8
2007 1863 149.8 12.4 25.2
2008 1839 149.1 12.3 29.9
2009 1831 146.9 12.5 27.1
2010 1863 136.6 13.6 31.6
2011 1823 144.7 12.5 35.2
2012 1781 119.3 14.9 37.4
2013 1798 117.7 15.2 40.9
2014 1836 116.9 15.7 35.5
2015 1917 126.0 15.2 38.8
2016 1899 129.0 14.7 42.8
2017 1959 136.9 14.3 47.5
2018 1983 140.0 14.1 49.7
2019 1911 143.6 13.3 50.2
2020 1983 155.0 12.7 50.8
2021 1985 150.3 13.2 49.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201398.5%0.8%0.3%98.6%98.8%98.9%98.9%98.6%98.5%98.8%
201497.8%0.8%0.4%98.3%98.5%98.9%98.9%98.3%98.3%98.8%
201596.4%1.2%0.5%97.1%98.0%98.0%98.3%97.1%97.0%98.2%
201697.6%1.1%0.4%97.8%98.5%98.6%98.6%97.9%97.8%98.6%
201796.3%1.4%0.3%96.6%97.9%97.9%98.3%96.6%97.1%98.2%
201897.7%1.3%0.2%99.1%99.0%99.1%99.5%99.4%99.1%99.4%
201997.6%0.0%0.0%98.7%99.3%99.3%99.6%98.8%98.8%99.3%
202098.1%0.0%98.5%99.8%99.8%99.9%98.6%98.7%99.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Walt Whitman High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $324 (1.8%) $17,294 (98.2%) $17,618
2020 $254 (1.5%) $17,086 (98.5%) $17,340
2021 $289 (1.7%) $16,919 (98.3%) $17,209

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Walt Whitman High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 369th of 1207 High schoolsRanks 357th of 1190 High schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Walt Whitman High School)88.678.9
 9.7%
   End of Course Algebra I (South Huntington Union Free School District)89.483.1
 6.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.166
 5.2%
End of Course Chemistry (Walt Whitman High School)83.777.8
 5.9%
   End of Course Chemistry (South Huntington Union Free School District)83.777.8
 5.9%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York)73.160.4
 12.7%
End of Course Algebra II (Walt Whitman High School)83.672.5
 11.1%
   End of Course Algebra II (South Huntington Union Free School District)83.672.5
 11.1%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York)82.765.5
 17.2%
End of Course English (Walt Whitman High School)93.688.4
 5.2%
   End of Course English (South Huntington Union Free School District)93.388.5
 4.8%
   End of Course English (New York)83.980.8
 3%
End of Course Geometry (Walt Whitman High School)80.256.2
 24%
   End of Course Geometry (South Huntington Union Free School District)8056.2
 23.9%
   End of Course Geometry (New York)70.152.8
 17.3%
End of Course Earth Science (Walt Whitman High School)68.966.2
 2.7%
   End of Course Earth Science (South Huntington Union Free School District)77.676.4
 1.3%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York)68.962.1
 6.9%
End of Course Global History and Geography (Walt Whitman High School)8889.1
 1.1%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (South Huntington Union Free School District)87.888.9
 1.1%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York)78.879.9
 1.1%
End of Course Living Environment (Walt Whitman High School)82.382.2
 0.1%
   End of Course Living Environment (South Huntington Union Free School District)82.483.4
 1%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.273.9
 0.7%
End of Course Physics (Walt Whitman High School)89.768
 21.7%
   End of Course Physics (South Huntington Union Free School District)89.768
 21.7%
   End of Course Physics (New York)81.661.8
 19.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students19111985
 3.9%
African American128154
 20.3%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian117113
 3.4%
Hispanic776895
 15.3%
Pacific Islander11
White853762
 10.7%
Two or More Races3558
 65.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.2%49.9%
 0.3%




Frequently Asked Questions about Walt Whitman High School

Students at Walt Whitman High School are 45% Hispanic, 38% White, 8% African American, 6% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

Walt Whitman High School ranks 357th of 1190 New York high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2020-21 school year, 1,985 students attended Walt Whitman High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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