Silver Medal Awarded

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Walt Whitman High School has been awarded a Silver Medal in U.S. News and World Report's Best High School rankings. This prestigious list, which is compiled annually by the publisher and the American Institute for Research (a prominent Washington, D.C. behavioral and social science research firm) evaluates nearly 20,000 high schools across the nation.  Walt Whitman High School is ranked #1611 in the National Rankings.

The criteria has grown over the years from a simple look at AP offerings and placements to a fuller analysis, which includes students’ performance on mandated state assessments, AP offerings, AP exam success rate, minority and economically disadvantaged subgroup performance, and teacher-to-student ratio.

“We were thrilled to learn of our Silver Medal, ranking our high school as one of the top 10 academic schools in Suffolk County, and top 10% in New York State,” said District Supervisor Dr. David Bennardo. “We are blessed to have great teachers and staff, inquisitive students, and wonderfully supportive parents. The reality is that our school community is enjoying a genuine Renaissance because our people believe that it is possible to achieve greatness, while simultaneously providing programs that ensure increased opportunities to all members of our learning community.”