Walt Whitman Elementary School

Public K-5

 482 Woodbury Rd
       Woodbury, NY  11797-2509


(516) 364-5823

District: Syosset Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
100th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,161 Help


Students who attend Walt Whitman Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    H B Thompson Middle School
High:    Syosset Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.2 Help
Number of students:  387

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.2%
Asian:
31.5%
Hispanic:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.5% Help


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Compare Details Walt Whitman Elementary School ranks better than 95.9% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 4th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Syosset Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60.2%), Asian (31.5%), Hispanic (3.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walt Whitman Elementary School is 12.2, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Syosset Central School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walt Whitman Elementary School is $23,161, which is the 3rd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Syosset Central School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Walt Whitman Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Walt Whitman Elementary School 100th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Walt Whitman Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Syosset Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Syosset Central School District 34th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walt Whitman Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Walt Whitman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 89.77 9th 2206 99.6%
2007 89.63 5th 2219 99.8%
2008 88.35 8th 2227 99.6%
2009 86.50 15th 2257 99.3%
2010 89.60 52nd 2263 97.7%
2011 90.49 75th 2286 96.7%
2012 84.30 240th 2320 89.7%
2013 92.15 103rd 2325 95.6%
2014 78.95 410th 2345 82.5%
2015 89.34 158th 2352 93.3%
2016 88.28 176th 2366 92.6%
2017 92.53 96th 2386 96.0%
2018 89.52 160th 2395 93.3%
2019 93.59 118th 2413 95.1%
2021 90.30 111th 2201 95.0%
2022 93.32 113th 2434 95.4%
2023 94.70 100th 2439 95.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Walt Whitman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 74.41 302nd 2016 85.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Walt Whitman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.65 72nd 2041 96.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Walt Whitman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.86 198th 2338 91.5%
2019 92.73 108th 2357 95.4%
2021 90.31 79th 1955 96.0%
2022 90.55 143rd 2401 94.0%
2023 91.92 149th 2403 93.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Walt Whitman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.64 158th 2340 93.2%
2019 90.80 159th 2358 93.3%
2021 88.00 130th 1961 93.4%
2022 92.26 115th 2400 95.2%
2023 94.54 82nd 2400 96.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Walt Whitman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.95 130th 605 78.5%
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Rank History for White students at Walt Whitman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.31 213th 1408 84.9%
2019 87.71 117th 1338 91.3%
2021 82.28 142nd 1224 88.4%
2022 86.75 97th 1399 93.1%
2023 88.67 100th 1337 92.5%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Walt Whitman Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 294 0 22 0 0 n/a n/a 0 316
1990 295 0 23 3 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1991 304 0 25 1 0 n/a n/a 0 330
1992 288 0 25 3 0 n/a n/a 0 316
1993 289 0 13 2 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1994 288 0 16 1 0 n/a n/a 0 305
1995 294 0 14 1 0 n/a n/a 0 309
1996 294 0 14 1 0 n/a n/a 0 309
1997 315 0 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 326
1998 322 0 30 0 0 n/a n/a 0 352
1999 362 0 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2000 372 0 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2001 365 0 9 1 21 n/a n/a 0 396
2002 346 3 32 1 0 n/a n/a 0 382
2003 346 3 32 1 0 n/a n/a 0 382
2004 338 3 31 5 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2005 333 0 41 7 2 n/a n/a 0 383
2006 326 2 42 8 3 n/a n/a 0 381
2007 306 1 38 9 2 n/a n/a 0 356
2008 301 1 34 9 1 n/a n/a 1 347
2009 281 2 35 9 1 n/a n/a 0 328
2010 293 1 39 8 0 n/a n/a 0 341
2011 268 3 34 7 0 0 0 0 312
2012 241 4 41 5 1 0 1 0 293
2013 223 3 36 14 1 0 2 0 279
2014 189 3 36 8 1 0 5 0 242
2015 192 5 43 12 1 0 5 0 258
2016 196 2 47 7 1 0 3 0 256
2017 194 1 53 9 1 0 6 0 264
2018 201 2 61 9 0 0 8 0 281
2019 208 4 62 9 0 0 8 0 291
2020 220 3 78 10 0 0 7 0 318
2021 219 3 85 9 0 0 7 0 323
2022 223 4 109 9 1 0 14 0 360
2023 233 4 122 14 1 0 13 0 387

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 316 22.9 13.7 n/a
1990 321 23.3 13.7 n/a
1991 330 22.9 14.4 n/a
1992 316 21.9 14.4 n/a
1993 304 21.2 14.3 n/a
1994 305 21.2 14.4 0
1995 309 21.2 14.6 0
1996 309 21.2 14.6 0
1997 326 18.9 17.2 0
1998 352 19.8 17.8 0
1999 368 21.6 17.0 0
2000 381 21.2 18.0 0
2001 396 26.3 15.1 0
2002 382 28.0 13.6 0
2003 382 28.0 13.6 0
2004 377 n/a n/a n/a
2005 383 28.8 13.3 0
2006 381 28.0 13.6 0
2007 356 26.0 13.7 0
2008 347 27.0 12.9 0
2009 328 27.9 11.8 n/a
2010 341 28.0 12.1 0
2011 312 27.9 11.1 0
2012 293 26.4 11.0 0
2013 279 25.0 11.1 0
2014 242 22.0 10.9 1.2
2015 258 23.0 11.2 3.5
2016 256 23.0 11.1 2.3
2017 264 22.0 11.9 1.1
2018 281 25.0 11.2 2.5
2019 291 25.0 11.6 2.4
2020 318 29.0 10.9 2.2
2021 323 33.8 9.5 4.3
2022 360 31.2 11.5 4.7
2023 387 31.5 12.2 7.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Walt Whitman Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 316 22.9 13.7 n/a
1990 321 23.3 13.7 n/a
1991 330 22.9 14.4 n/a
1992 316 21.9 14.4 n/a
1993 304 21.2 14.3 n/a
1994 305 21.2 14.4 0
1995 309 21.2 14.6 0
1996 309 21.2 14.6 0
1997 326 18.9 17.2 0
1998 352 19.8 17.8 0
1999 368 21.6 17.0 0
2000 381 21.2 18.0 0
2001 396 26.3 15.1 0
2002 382 28.0 13.6 0
2003 382 28.0 13.6 0
2004 377 n/a n/a n/a
2005 383 28.8 13.3 0
2006 381 28.0 13.6 0
2007 356 26.0 13.7 0
2008 347 27.0 12.9 0
2009 328 27.9 11.8 n/a
2010 341 28.0 12.1 0
2011 312 27.9 11.1 0
2012 293 26.4 11.0 0
2013 279 25.0 11.1 0
2014 242 22.0 10.9 1.2
2015 258 23.0 11.2 3.5
2016 256 23.0 11.1 2.3
2017 264 22.0 11.9 1.1
2018 281 25.0 11.2 2.5
2019 291 25.0 11.6 2.4
2020 318 29.0 10.9 2.2
2021 323 33.8 9.5 4.3
2022 360 31.2 11.5 4.7
2023 387 31.5 12.2 7.5

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

Walt Whitman Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201599.2%0.0%0.4%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.2%99.6%
201698.8%0.0%0.0%98.8%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%100.0%100.0%
201799.6%0.0%0.4%100.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201899.6%0.4%0.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%
201999.3%0.0%0.0%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.3%99.7%99.7%
202099.4%0.0%99.7%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.7%99.4%100.0%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Walt Whitman Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $240 (1.0%) $24,606 (99.0%) $24,846
2020 $213 (0.9%) $24,219 (99.1%) $24,433
2021 $232 (1.0%) $23,276 (99.0%) $23,508
2022 $436 (1.9%) $22,726 (98.1%) $23,161

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Walt Whitman Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 118th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 100th of 2439 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Walt Whitman Elementary School)8579.4
 5.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Syosset Central School District)7676.7
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Walt Whitman Elementary School)9385.5
 7.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Syosset Central School District)8787.5
 0.5%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Walt Whitman Elementary School)8084.3
 4.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Syosset Central School District)7984.8
 5.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Walt Whitman Elementary School)8488.5
 4.5%
   4th Grade Math (Syosset Central School District)8892.2
 4.2%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Walt Whitman Elementary School)5878.3
 20.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Syosset Central School District)7183.2
 12.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Walt Whitman Elementary School)8390.9
 7.9%
   5th Grade Math (Syosset Central School District)8589.7
 4.7%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students291387
 33%
African American44
American Indian01
Asian62122
 96.8%
Hispanic914
 55.6%
Pacific Islander00
White208233
 12%
Two or More Races813
 62.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients2.4%7.5%
 5.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Walt Whitman Elementary School

Students at Walt Whitman Elementary School are 60% White, 32% Asian, 4% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Yes! Walt Whitman Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 100th of 2439 New York elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 387 students attended Walt Whitman Elementary School.

Students who attend Walt Whitman Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : H B Thompson Middle School
High : Syosset Senior 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. Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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