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South High among U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best High Schools

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

On the nationwide list of Best High Schools, South High ranked #205. 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 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, who began his tenure in Great Neck in August 2023. “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.”