At A Glance
The Great Neck Public School District encompasses Great Neck, North New Hyde Park, and a portion of Manhasset Hills. It is home to some 40,000 people on the suburban North Shore of Long Island, in Nassau County, 30 commuting minutes from Manhattan. District residents value public education and have high expectations for their school system.
A diverse population adds to the richness of the school community. Our more than 6,500 students come from over 40 countries.
A multi-disciplinary curriculum provides our students with individual learning opportunities.
Student achievement is high, with some 98 percent of our graduating seniors going on to higher education, according to the NYS Education Department. The annual dropout rate is less than 1 percent. A number of students are named National Merit Finalists, Semifinalists, and Commended Students; Advanced Placement Scholars; and Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars. The Great Neck mean scores on the SAT-Critical Reading, SAT-Math, SAT-Writing, and SAT II: Subject Tests are consistently higher than the national mean scores.
Co-curricular and recreational activities are highly subscribed on all levels.
The parent community is involved in all facets of school life through each school's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Shared Decision Making Committee, and through the districtwide United Parent-Teacher Council (UPTC).
The faculty is committed to participating in many important education-related areas, including building curriculum and representation; goal setting; inservice institute, workshops, and courses; and teacher selection.