Accolades For Our District


  • 11/6/14 - Niche, an education review Web site, has ranked GNPS as a top ten best public school district in the United States. Read the Business Insider Article or view the 2015 Niche Top 100 National Rankings.

  • 10/23/14 - The Village School has been named a W!SE Blue Star School having excelled on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. The award, to be presented in November, is for the 2013-14 academic year. Village School met the award requirements by having a majority of students who took the exam achieve an average score of 80 or greater. In conjunction with Village being named a Blue Star School, Jeffrey Bernstein, economics, social studies, and government teacher, has been named a Gold Star Teacher.
  • 10/16/14 - Two Great Neck Public Schools secondary teachers have excelled in professional writing and photography. Joseph Rutkowski, North High School instrumental music teacher, has articles appearing in the September 2014 editions of two professional music journals. Deidre Elzer-Lento, technology department chairperson and yearbook photography advisor at South Middle School, had one of her photos chosen as the "Photo of the Day" for October 3, by Imaging Resource, one of the largest photo news and review sites on the Web.

  • 10/16/14 - Four Great Neck South High School seniors have been named winners in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. Jay Zussman is a Regional Finalist. Named Semifinalists are: Justin Chen, Katie Tan, and Eric Zhong. The Competition gives students the opportunity to conduct original research and reveals the brightest high school minds in contention for this teen-science prize.
  • 10/9/14 - Fourteen secondary students were selected for the 2014-15 Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) Orchestra.

  • 10/9/14 - Pianists from North and South High Schools have been named Alternates to the ninth annual New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Piano Showcase, to be held in Rochester, on Dec. 5. Selected were: North High sophomore Zachary Lee and junior Kejia (Madeleine) Wang, and South High senior Ulani Qi.
  • 9/24/14 - Fourteen highly talented high school music students have been selected for the competitive 2014 NYSSMA Conference All-State, to be held in Rochester, Dec. 4-7. In addition, 10 students were named Alternates for the event.

  • 9/24/14 - Three students in the Great Neck Public Schools--Leerone, Maximilian, and Benjamin--are recipients of prestigious academic and music awards.
  • 9/11/14 - Twenty-five seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC). John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Semifinalists are: Daniel Hanover, Elliot Kohanbash, Nathaniel Libman, Jessy Lin, Evan Mironov, Cuilee Sha, Eric Wang, Matthew Wigler, and Jonathan Windsor. William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Semifinalists are: Christine An, Justin Chen, Esther Cho, Rachel Coons, Brett Dieber, Aaron Engel, Danna Greenberg, Jin Hyup (Joseph) Hong, Andrew Hu, William Huh, Casey Li, Wan Kyoo Noh, Hamsavardhaan Pillai, Katie Tan, Samuel Tokar, and Jay Zussman. These Semifinalists are among the 16,000 named nationwide, having scored among the highest in New York State on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which they took last year.

  • 9/11/14 - Three South High School seniors have been selected for the highly prestigious 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from Oct. 26-29. Accepted for All-National are Diana Charlop, who will sing soprano in the Mixed Chorus, and Emily Zhou, who will play bassoon in the Symphony Orchestra. Chosen as an alternate is Rebecca Schifilliti. If accepted, she will play flute in the Orchestra.