North And South Rank As Best High Schools


Great Neck North and Great Neck South High schools are both featured in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of Best High Schools. The list, which was released on April 30, rates the top public high schools in the nation, including traditional, charter and magnet schools.

Of the 23,000 high schools evaluated, South High ranked #222 and North High ranked #648, based on programs offered for all students, graduation rates, test scores and college readiness.

North High also ranked #160 in an analysis of the top 1,000 schools evaluated to determine the best 250 high schools in the nation for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In fact, North High is the only school on Long Island to be named  as one of the Best STEM High Schools in the country. This ranking is determined by student participation and performance on Advanced Placement science and math exams.

In the list of top high schools in New York State, South High was ranked #26 and North High was rated #61.

“We are so proud of our students’ accomplishments,” said Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast. “Our schools offer a wide array of challenging academic programs, and our outstanding educators go above and beyond to help every student reach his or her full potential. It is an honor that our high schools continue to receive national recognition by U.S. News and World Report.”

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