• Dr. Carl Bonuso,
    Superintendent of Schools

    Welcome to the Wantagh School District. We are located in Wantagh, New York on Long Island's beautiful South Shore, at the gateway to Jones Beach. Our District is proud to be the first in New York State to have all of its schools recognized as both New York State and United States Department of Education "Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence."  Wantagh is home to five schools: Forest Lake Elementary School, Mandalay Elementary School, Wantagh Elementary School, Wantagh Middle School and Wantagh High School. All five schools have been named "New York State Schools of Excellence." and "United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence".

    For over a half century, we have been the bridge to the outside world for our town's youngsters and have enjoyed the enthusiastic support of our parents and community leaders. Ours are more than  traditional "9 to 3" buildings -- we are a school district dedicated to preparing all of our students for diverse futures in a competitive, and continually evolving technological society. Almost 99% of our students go on to higher education, with 72% continuing their education at four-year colleges. 

    We are proud of the fact that our schools are the center of education and cultural life in our community, and our auditoriums, ball fields and classrooms can be found filled with children, adults and senior citizens enjoying and benefiting from our facilities. From programs of "sharing and caring" that give students opportunities for community service, to an extensive work-study program, to the dynamic involvement of caring parents, residents and business people in the day to day operation and planning of our buildings, school and community working together as partners.