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Great Neck South High School

Public | 9-12 | 1281 students

 
 

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4 stars


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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 64% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 75% in 2012.

257 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

330 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 78% in 2012.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 79% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students90%
Students with disabilities66%
General population92%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Students with disabilities100%
General population98%

Earth Science

All Students97%
Students with disabilities90%
General population99%

English

All Students97%
Students with disabilities67%
General population99%

Geometry

All Students98%
Students with disabilities96%
General population99%

Global History and Geography

All Students96%
Students with disabilities75%
General population99%

Integrated Algebra

All Students95%
Students with disabilities88%
General population97%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Students with disabilities87%
General population100%

Physics

All Students98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students99%
Students with disabilities84%
General population100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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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