School Details

West Islip Senior High School

1 Lion's Path, West Islip, NY 11795
(631) 893-3250

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1813 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

West Islip Senior High School is a public high school in West Islip. The principal of West Islip Senior High School is DR. ANTHONY D. BRIDGEMAN, who can be contacted at 1,813 students go to West Islip Senior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the West Islip Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 7% of the 1,813 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at West Islip Senior High School is 14:1. St John The Baptist Diocesan High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 95%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.4%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 8%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The best teachers staff students! Teachers are very involved. There are lots of afterschool clubs. Very community minded.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from WIHS recently and feel that the education from this school has helped me a great deal in college. Unless you are in AP and honors classes I feel that WIHS really is not all that great. Since I happened to only be in honors and AP courses I came across some of the best and most influential teachers that have changed my life forever. These teachers were not only my academic instructors but life mentors as well. Besides that academic portion of WIHS the athletics are great except for the fact that it becomes extremely political. The student population of WIHS turns into a typical high school scene where cliques govern the entire school. For a social environment I would say that WIHS is not the greatest hs experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a graduate of West Islip High School. Although I do not believe it is as strong as it used to be it is still an excellent school district with much to offer its students in the way of academics (including AP) athletics (especially lacrosse and football) music and myriad clubs. The building is nice and spacious including a pool. There are many outstanding teachers across all subjects. What it lacks however is diversity. Additionally the special education population is very small and so is the program (although I know of a few excellent hard-working special ed teachers there). Also it seems to have fewer discipline problems than other schools of comparable size.

  • (8 years ago)

    Three of my kids have gone to West Islip HS and my 4th is a freshman there now. Great school great academics outstanding sports and music programs. Olympic size pool & planetarium make this school unique. I find that the kids here are pretty disciplined & you don't see the problems that many city schools face. Very college-oriented community.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school offers people the ability to have a wonderful educational experience. The only thing is that your child needs to take on the challege of having a good educational experience.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great high school in the area. The eduction is good and there is a swimming pool which not many other high schools in the area offer.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both my children have attended this school and I think it is GREAT. With many certified teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    Parents are involved a lot in the school. Great test scores. I just love the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Mrs. Hanlon a guidance counselor there is the best one that I have ever had! She is a wonderful person who helped me cope with many things all throughout High School. Give her a big raise!

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