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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Great Neck South High School is an elite, public school located in Great Neck, NY. It has 1,218 students in grades 9-12 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.
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
98%
Average SAT
1360
330 responses
Average ACT
30
110 responses
AP Enrollment
46%
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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%
  • test
    7%
  • GNPS/TV 75
    7%
  • Stage Crew
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,218
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
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
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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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Great Neck South High School Reviews

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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.
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Overall, it is a top school with very strong academics and a diverse student body that is accepting and welcoming. The teachers genuinely care for the students and push them to excel beyond what students believe they are capable of. Despite the tough, serious environment filled with over-achieving students, school spirit is very prevalent and the competition is not unhealthy or evident among students.
Great environment for learning! Can be competitive but depends on every individual. Teachers are all (usually) really qualified and knowledgable. Also a pretty diverse student body.