WWHS Awarded Silver Medal

This is the second year in a row that WWHS has received this national award. thumbnail124973
This is the second year in a row that WWHS has received this national award.

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.

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 are thrilled to have received a Silver Medal from the US News and World Reports Best High Schools Program. Our South Huntington Family prides itself on being a district that truly reflects 21st Century America, while simultaneously functioning at the highest academic levels,” said District Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo. “This latest ranking represents yet another step in our district’s growing profile and we look forward to the continued climb to excellence.”