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Wantagh School District

Located at the gateway to Jones Beach, in Wantagh, New York on Long Island's South Shore, Wantagh School District is home to 5 schools, all of them recognized as both "New York State Schools of Excellence" and "United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence".

Claiming to be a school district dedicated to preparing all of its students for diverse futures in a competitive, and continually evolving technological society, Wantagh School District has 99% of its students going on to higher education, and 72% continuing their education at four-year colleges.

With a tradition for over a half-century district's schools are the center of education and cultural life in the Wantagh community, including classrooms, ball fields and auditoriums filled with children, adults and senior citizens enjoying and benefiting from the district facilities.

Besides the academic courses and extensive work-study program, the schools' curriculum include programs from those that give students opportunities for community service, to dynamic involvement of caring residents with school and community working together as partners.

Central Office Address: 3301 Beltagh Avenue
Wantagh NY, 11793
Contact Number: 5167818000
District Superintendent: Carl Bonuso
Spending Per Student: $13,594
General Education Spending: $30,180,599
Special Education Spending: $7,866,531
Percent Spent On Instruction: 80.4%
Average Teacher Salary: $76,480
Student Dropout Rate: 0.3%
Students Receiving Reduced/Free Lunch: 1%
Students With Limited English Skills: 0.9%
Graduates Receiving Regents Diplomas: 97%
Graduates Receiving Advanced Diplomas: 60%
2008/2009 Budget: $64,735,634
% Change From Previous Year: 7.75%
Voting:
1566 (Yes)
1692 (No)
Budget Status: Failed

Wantagh School District

School NameCityGrade LevelStudents
Forest Lake Elementary SchoolWantaghKG - 05495
Mandalay Elementary SchoolWantaghKG - 05447
Wantagh Elementary SchoolWantaghKG - 05862
Wantagh High SchoolWantagh09 - 121,019
Wantagh Middle SchoolWantagh06 - 08837
Total Students: 3,660
District teacher data and statistics
Average class size 15.4
Average teacher salary $76,480
Annual teacher turnover rate 7.7%
Teachers with permanent certification 82.6%
Teachers with provisional status 17.1%
Minority teachers 1.2%
Median years experience teaching 12
Teachers with master's degree plus 30 hours or doctorate 60.5%
Position Total Salary* Position Total Salary*
Number of district employees making > $100,000 a year: 19
Superintendent of Schools $246,919 Asst. Supt. for Instruction $173,861
Asst. Supt. for Business $173,165 Principal High School $131,585
Principal Elem. School $129,273 Principal Elem School $129,217
Director of Reading/Elem AP $121,644 Director of Guidance $119,472
Director of Computer Ed $119,472 Principal Elem. School $119,459
Dir.of PE/Athletics $119,291 HS Asst Principal $117,593
Chair of Cons. Sci., Art,Hlt $114,611 Principal Middle School $113,975
Chair Lang, Busi $109,237 Chair of English $108,611
Director of PPS $106,154 Asst Director of PPS $105,361
HS Asst Principal $101,840  
 
* - includes salary + bonuses

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