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Great Neck South High School

Public | 9-12 | 1281 students

 
 

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Posted February 26, 2010

This is a school that puts a lot of pressure on all of its students. The guidance counselors push for all the honors and AP classes possible. One of the problems is that sometimes people push for what is better for the school standings instead of what is better for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

The environment and education are both better than any other I've ever been to (and I've attended quite a few other schools before this one)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

They have a study center which is like a free tutoring place. The teachers are kind and helpful here and do as much as they can to help you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

We moved to Great Neck as this is one of the best school districts in the whole of Long Island and Great Neck South school is one of the top 100 best high schools in the country. We were fully vindicated by how our kids blended in with the school and I am sure that GNSHS is better than most of the private high schools . Students and parents work together with the teachers who are well paid and committed to work . Great foundation building for their careers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

I feel this school is way too competitive and teachers only focus on the smart students. Teachers and all staff should pay more attention to the mediocre students and help them as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

I have one child in the school and He is very involved and loves it. He is learning a lot and growing as a person. My other two will be there in the next three years. The teachers are great and very caring. Their is an abundance of all types of activities. The parents are very involved in the school. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

The teachers are great and they treat you as an equal and as a person rather than a child. The extracurriculars are great; everyone will find something for them if they'd like. It's great. I had a great time in high school. And now that I'm in college, I find myself exceptionally prepared
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2007

My two children attended Great Neck South High School. My eldest is now a Freshman at college and my younger child is in 11th grade. Great Neck High School has been excellent for both my children. Each child had different needs but the school met and continues to meet all my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2007

This school is good with many extracurricular activities and sports. It gives a lot of help to the ones that need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2005

It is a great school, very big a lot of extra curricuar activities. The sports are great and teh academics even better. They give a lot of support to those kids who need it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2005

Excellent school, recently updated. Varied programs... many go on to collage.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

175 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
General population88%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Earth Science

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities94%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

English

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities82%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Geometry

All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities85%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Global History and Geography

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities77%
General population98%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Integrated Algebra

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities90%
General population100%
English language learners96%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Living Environment

All Students98%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities83%
General population100%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Physics

All Students99%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Non-migrant99%

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities85%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 46% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 45% 9%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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341 Lakeville Rd
Great Neck, NY 11020
Phone: (516) 441-4800

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