Great Neck High Schools Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools


North High School and South High School are featured in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023–2024 Best High Schools list, which was released on Aug. 29. This list of the top public high schools in the nation includes traditional public schools, charter schools, and magnet schools.

Great Neck South High School (left) and Great Neck North High School (right). (Contributed photo)

On the nationwide list of Best High Schools, South High ranked #205 and North High ranked #463. To determine a school’s placement on the list, U.S. News evaluated 17,680 high schools based on six factors: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, underserved student performance, and graduation rates.

U.S. News further analyzed the top 1,000 schools to determine the best 250 high schools in the nation for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). South High ranked #219 and North High ranked #250 on this list. This ranking is determined by student participation and performance on Advanced Placement science and math exams.

“Great Neck has a long-standing history of academic excellence, and these national rankings reflect the commitment of the entire school community to provide the best programs for all our students,” says Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Bossert. “I am honored to join this district and I extend my congratulations to our students and families, our exceptional educators and staff, and our supportive Board of Education on this recognition.”

—Submitted by the Great Neck Public Schools District

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