Wantagh Senior High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,081
Best High School in New York
#15
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District WANTAGH UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Type Public
 Phone (516)679-6401
 Location 3297 BELTAGH AVE
WANTAGH, NY 11793
Charter School No

Wantagh Senior 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 average AP course participation. It is ranked 15th in the best public high schools in New York.

Racial Demographics

The Wantagh Senior High School student body is almost exclusively White with a small Hispanic population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White93.7%1,013
Black0%0
Hispanic3.8%41
Asian Pacific2.2%24
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.3%3

Family Income

vs. other New York high schools
Upper 3.3%

4.2% 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, WANTAGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL students are largely wealthy and rank 30th in New York for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman250
Sophomore281
Junior267
Senior281
Total1,081

Completions

Graduation Rate
99% or more*
Rank in New York
13th
Rating
10 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students99% or more*
New York Median87%
Percentile100%
White95% or more*
Black.%
Hispanic50% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native American.%
Two or more races.%
Economically Disadvantaged50% or more*
Limited English Proficiency.%

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
99%
Rank in New York
30th
Rating
10 out of 10

Students at Wantagh Senior High School scored an average 99% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the New York State Education Department. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 92% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1% 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*
Black--
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
Multiracial--
White95% or more*95% or more*
With Disabilites80% or more*80% or more*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
69%
Rank in New York
72nd
Rating
8 out of 10

378 out of 548 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (69%). College admission testing participation is well above the New York median rate of 42% and in the top 14% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
25%
AP Pass Rank in New York
131st
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 out of 10

Wantagh Senior High School offers 12 AP courses. 25 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 70% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all New York schools of 18%. Wantagh Senior High School had 259 taking AP exams with a 206 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 72% percentile and somewhat above the New York state median of 68 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 80% 68%
Students enrolled in an AP class 25% 18%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Courses Offered 12

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

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 Students1.7%19
Boys2.5%14
Girls0.9%5
New York Median4.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.2%14
Boys2.1%12
Girls0.4%2

Location

Wantagh Senior High School
3297 BELTAGH AVE
WANTAGH, NY
11793
(516)679-6401

10 out of 10 1

District

WANTAGH UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
WANTAGH, NY