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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
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Great Neck South High School is a top rated, public school located in Great Neck, NY. It has 1,222 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 98% in reading.

Great Neck South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1380
490 responses
Average ACT
30
152 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$190,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,192,800
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Performing Arts Performances
    20%
  • Practicing and Performing for International Night
    18%
  • Fashion Show
    15%
  • Class Clash
    13%
  • GNPS/TV 75
    8%
  • Stage Crew
    8%
  • test
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,222
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$129,517
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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
$32,038/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Great Neck South High School Reviews

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Great Neck South is a great school! It is rather diverse and accepting of LGBTQ people. Each department is equipped with wonderful teachers who are committed to their students. The students here are typically academically motivated, but this can create a competitive and stressful environment. School spirit is practically nonexistent.
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I attended Great Neck South High for my Junior and Senior year, it was great! I love the atmosphere here, and I had a lot of fun! Of course high school is stressful, but I got a lot of help when I could not do well in my classes. There's a study center tutors are available to all students, and teachers of most subjects offer extra help. A lot of clubs and activities are going on every single day! I had a really nice experience with school musicals and operas, and my talented classmates and teachers did a musical Mama Mia! within 3 months! There are performances by students almost every month as well. GNSHS also offers A LOT OF AP courses like art history and music theory while other schools don't. 10-ish teachers are doctors of different fields and they guide students to science competitions and DECA. Teachers, counselors, and administration officers are so nice and friendly! My math teacher and I became lifelong friends, which I am so happy about. The school is overall great!
Great Neck South High School is amazing! No matter the culture, food, or academics of it are all awesome! Especially the Robotics team of it! I have attended it and it is great! The robotics team named 2638 won a lot of prize over the Robot competition. Not only just Robotics, our school also have a Biology club just for Biology Olympics! The school is great for the students who would like Robotics and Biology!