Approximately 1,600 students attend kindergarten through fifth grade in four elementary schools. The Board of Education and administration recognize the individuality of each child and believe that all children can learn in an educationally sound and supportive environment.
The middle schools consist of grades six through eight and utilize the educational model proposed by the New York State Board of Regents for the schooling of early adolescents. Approximately 1,000 students receive instruction from a team of teachers. Programs in English, social studies, science, math, and world language are provided, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary instruction. Opportunities to explore an interest in art, music, research, computer are also available at various grade levels.
The high school, which houses about 1,400 students, offers over 200 courses, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Syracuse University Project Advance and other college level courses. Over 95% of graduates receive Regents Diplomas and over 92% go on to higher education.
Higher Standards for Everyone
The Board of Education
Trustees believe that education is a process that improves the ability to learn, expands interests, and encourages character growth. With this understanding, the Board, in partnership with students, parents and the community, provides children with an academic environment that fosters discovery and knowledge while guiding them to a sense of quality and integrity.
Educational goals are achieved through child-centered learning activities with hands-on experiences. Wide-ranging, high-quality programs are offered to students of every level, helping them realize academic and personal potentials.
We are Shaping the Future
West Islip schools are building the future by teaching students the skills and fortitude needed to climb the ladders of success. Students are empowered to reach and exceed the district's mission to ensure they will thrive and lead in this rapidly changing world.
The West Islip Community is committed to excellence in education through
the establishment of an academic, vocational and social environment in
which all children can learn and succeed.
Our students will be provided the opportunity to develop their self
esteem and a respect for others while acquiring the knowledge, skills
and attitudes to become responsible citizens in a rapidly changing
Our goal is to have students think in global terms and develop cultural
sensitivity and an international orientation. We seek to instill in our
students the ability to share their commonalities, celebrate their
differences, and appreciate that learning is a lifelong process.