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Walter Panas High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
958
Best High School in New York
#49
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District LAKELAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Type Public
 Phone (914)739-2823
 Location 300 CROTON AVE
CORTLANDT MANOR, NY 10567
Charter School No

Walter Panas High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for New York high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 49th in the best public high schools in New York.

Demographics

Race

The Walter Panas High School student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White70%671
Black8.6%82
Hispanic16.8%161
Asian Pacific4.4%42
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.2%2

Family Income

vs. other New York high schools
Upper 17.8%

14.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the New York high school median of 39%. By this measure, WALTER PANAS HIGH SCHOOL students are largely upper income and rank 165th in New York for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Pre-K38
Freshman233
Sophomore241
Junior224
Senior222
Total958

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
96%

9 out of 10

Rank: 78th in New York

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students96%
New York Median87%
Percentile93%
White95% or more*
Black80% or more*
Hispanic80% to 89%*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native American.%
Two or more races.%
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 117th in New York

Students at Walter Panas High School scored an average 98% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the New York State Education Department. Performance is well above the state high school median of 92% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 12.8% of New York high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*95% or more*
Boys95% or more*95% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Black80% or more*80% or more*
Hispanic80% or more*80% or more*
Multiracial--
White95% or more*95% or more*
With Disabilites80% to 89%*80% to 89%*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 28th in New York

388 out of 446 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (87%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the New York median rate of 42% and in the top 6% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 135th in New York

Walter Panas High School offers 15 AP courses. 28 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 76% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all New York schools of 18%. Walter Panas High School had 255 taking AP exams with a 200 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 71% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 68 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 78% 68%
Students enrolled in an AP class 28% 18%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Courses Offered 15

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students6.9%69
Boys10.2%50
Girls3.8%19
New York Median4.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%13
Boys1.4%7
Girls1.2%6

Location

Walter Panas High School
300 CROTON AVE
CORTLANDT MANOR, NY
10567
(914)739-2823

10 out of 10 1

District

LAKELAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
SHRUB OAK, NY