Great Neck High Schools Nationally Ranked

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On the left, Great Neck South High School. On the right, Great Neck North High School. (Photo provided by the Great Neck Public School District)

U.S. News and World Reports released their 2022 rankings of Best High Schools in America
Last month U.S. News and World Report released their rankings of the Best High Schools in America for 2022. Both North High School and South High School are featured on the list.
The list ranks the top public high schools in the nation, including traditional public schools, charter schools and magnet schools. The 18,000 public high schools are rated on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. More specifically, U.S. News assesses the school’s college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate.
On the nationwide list of Best High Schools, South High ranked #195 and North High Ranked #503.
“I continue to feel proud and privileged to be the principal of such a great school,” said South High Principal Dr. Christopher Gitz. “Our faculty, staff, students and community work tirelessly, together, to provide all of our students with the best opportunity for success.”
According to the U.S News and World Report, South High School has 1,225 ninth through twelfth-graders enrolled in their school. It was determined that South High has a 97 percent graduation rate and scored 80.4 out of 100 on the college readiness index.
North High School has 1,137 ninth through twelfth-graders enrolled in their school. North High has a 93 percent graduation rate and scored 66.8 out of 100 on the college readiness index.
U.S. News and World Reports took their rankings a step further and analyzed the top 1,000 schools to determine the best 250 high schools in the nation for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The STEM list rankings are determined by student participation and performance on math and science Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
North High ranked #119, and South High ranked #152 on the STEM list.
“We are proud of the leadership and caliber of our STEM teaching,” said North High Principal Dr. Daniel Holtzman. “Each year, we see student growth and increased interest in this area of study.”
Both North High School and South High School consistently receive high rankings in National high schools and STEM high schools. Based on the U.S. News and World Report’s analysis, teachers’ and students’ commitment to education and enthusiasm to succeed are evident.
“Our schools are consistently ranked among the best in the nation, and this honor is a direct result of the accomplishments of our students, the quality
of our educational programs, and the commitment of our dedicated educators who help every student achieve their personal best,” says Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast. “I thank our Board
of Education and our entire school community for supporting our programs and our students.”
Visit usnews.com to learn more about the rankings of your local high schools.

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