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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Great Neck South High School is a top rated, public school located in Great Neck, NY. It has 1,205 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Great Neck South High School...
Address
341 Lakeville Rd
Great Neck, NY 11020
Telephone
(516) 441-4800

Great Neck South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1370
362 responses
Average ACT
30
117 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$179,531
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,150,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Fashion Show
    21%
  • Performing Arts Performances
    21%
  • Practicing and Performing for International Night
    18%
  • Class Clash
    14%
  • GNPS/TV 75
    7%
  • Stage Crew
    7%
  • test
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,205
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$128,599
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$31,629/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Top teachers in mathematics, music and Sports. Not so with the English teachers who are too interested in retirement than doing their job helping you understand material and usage in real world. Also, I found a lot of the Guidance C. really were not aware of what was happening to students. It was almost like they were living in another universe, mine in particular never figured out I had some type of serious delay in my studies due to a series of health complications. I mean, why become a guidance counsellor if you are not able to see or use good judgement that each student you are dealing with can as having aptitudes but still struggling for reasons they could have looked into.
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I like how Great Neck South provides its students with countless opportunities through its numerous clubs and programs. Especially impressive are the math and science departments. Improvements could be made through introducing the idea of college to students during their freshmen year, as many students feel anxiety from a general feeling of unpreparedness by their junior year.
It’s such a diverse school that’s dedicated to making sure students reach their academic potential. I had an amazing time because of the clubs that I decided to join. Clubs at Great Neck South High are like families; they are inclusive, quirky, fun and unique.

One thing that I would like to see change is the AP policy that our school has. We shouldn’t be required to pay ninety something dollars for a test just because we are in the AP class. We should have the choice of opting out on such an expensive test while still in the AP class because we want to learn the topic and be challenged.