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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

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

On the list of Best High Schools, South High ranked #222 and North High ranked #648. To determine a school’s placement on this list, U.S. News evaluated more than 23,000 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). North High ranked #160 on this list, and it is the only school on Long Island to be named 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.

“We are so proud of our students’ accomplishments,” says 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.”

This report also includes high school rankings by state, and both South High (#26) and North High (#61) rank among the best schools in New York.