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Great Neck Featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools”

Picture featuring the exterior of North High School and South High School, with the US News and World Report logo


The Great Neck Public Schools is proud that North High School and South High School are featured in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best High Schools list, which was released on April 21. This annual list features the top public high schools across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

On the 2020 Best High Schools list, South High ranked #232 and North High ranked #583. To determine a school’s placement on this list, U.S. News evaluated more than 17,700 high schools nationwide based on programs offered for all students, graduation rates, test scores, and college readiness.

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 is ranked #215 on this list, determined by student participation and performance on Advanced Placement science and math exams.

This report also includes high school rankings by state, and both South High (#26) and North High (#60) are ranked among the best schools in New York.

“It’s an honor that our high schools continue to place among the best in the state and the nation,” says Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast. “We are so proud of our students’ accomplishments and our academic programs. This recognition by U.S. News and World Report is a reflection of our entire school community’s commitment to education.”