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Long Island Schools » Suffolk County Schools » South Huntington School District Schools

Walt Whitman High School

District: South Huntington School District
Address: 301 West Hills Road
Huntington Station, Ny 11746
Phone: (631) 425-5387
Email: jpolansky@shufsd.org
Grades: (grades 09 - 12)
                    
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Students: 1,923
Type: Regular elementary and secondary schools
Locale: Urban Fringe of Large City
Walt Whitman High School

Walt Whitman High School is a comprehensive high school for students in grades 9-12. Our course offerings include required studies in English, history, mathematics, science, health, art, music and physical education. Elective courses are available in such areas as mathematics, science, social studies, foreign languages, business education, industrial arts, fine arts, and music. The grouping system provides teaching on all ability levels. An array of extracurricular choices is provided for all students, including a full intramural and varsity sports program.
Numerous Advanced Placement and college-sponsored courses are offered, thus academically able students find it possible to complete a year of college work in one or more subject areas. Remedial classes are provided for students needing special assistance. Students may also enroll in vocational courses at the various BOCES Technological Centers during part of each school day. Transportation is provided by the school district.
Nearby public libraries...
Library In City Distance
From School
  South Huntington Public Library     Huntington Station     1.68 miles  
  Huntington Public Library     Huntington     3.03 miles  
  Half Hollow Hills Community Public Library     Dix Hills     3.59 miles  
  Cold Spring Harbor Village Improvement Society Library     Cold Spring Harbor     3.99 miles  
  Harborfields Public Library     Greenlawn     4.21 miles  
-- Student Info --
White, non-Hispanic: 70%
Hispanic: 14%
Black, non-Hispanic: 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 4%
Attendance rate: 92%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program: 23%
IEP students: 14%
Migrant students: 0%
Limited English proficient: 5%
Student Suspensions / Year: 184
  
-- Staff Info --
School Head Principal: James Polansky
Full Time Principals: 1
Full Time Assistant Principals: 3
Full Time Teachers: 146
Other Full Time Professional Campus Staff: 24
Part Time Teachers: 3
Other Part Time Professional Campus Staff: 3
Average years teaching total: 13
Average years teaching in district: 9
First-year teachers: 4%
Bachelor's degree: 17%
Master's degree: 81%
Doctorate degree: 2%
Students per teacher: 12
Student Academic Scores and Performance

Performance measurement: % passing
 
New York State Regents Exams
Subject Year Performance
Chemistry 2006
 
81%
Chemistry 2005
 
77%
Chemistry 2004
 
78%
Chemistry 2003
 
75%
 
Earth Science 2006
 
66%
Earth Science 2005
 
67%
Earth Science 2004
 
71%
Earth Science 2003
 
80%
 
English 2006
 
86%
English 2005
 
89%
English 2004
 
87%
English 2003
 
80%
 
Living Environment 2006
 
82%
Living Environment 2005
 
86%
Living Environment 2004
 
88%
Living Environment 2003
 
87%
 
Mathematics A 2006
 
80%
Mathematics A 2005
 
86%
Mathematics A 2004
 
80%
Mathematics A 2003
 
66%
 
Mathematics B 2006
 
82%
Mathematics B 2005
 
82%
Mathematics B 2004
 
85%
 
Physics 2006
 
84%
Physics 2005
 
97%
Physics 2004
 
91%
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