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GNPS Named Best Public School District in New York; Third in Nation

The Great Neck Public Schools is honored to be recognized as the Best School District in New York State, according to the 2022 Niche School Rankings. Great Neck also appears third on the Niche list of the Best School Districts in the Nation.

“This is a wonderful recognition for our entire school community,” says Dr. Teresa Prendergast, Superintendent of Schools. “It is especially rewarding in light of the challenges schools have faced during this pandemic. We are tremendously proud of our students, our dedicated staff, and the exceptional programs we offer for our learners in Pre-K through grade 12 and beyond.”

The 2022 Niche School Rankings are based on a “rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.” The district earned top ratings for academics, teachers, co-curricular activities, and safety.

In addition to the district’s overall rating, each school in the district also appears on the list of best public schools in New York for its respective grade level. Factors in determining an individual school’s place on the list includes an analysis of data, user reviews, test scores, student-teacher ratio, teacher quality, diversity, and the overall quality of the school district.

The list of Best Public Elementary Schools in New York, which ranked more than 2,800 schools, includes E.M. Baker School (#3), Lakeville School (#12), Saddle Rock School (#17), and the John F. Kennedy School (#23). Parkville School, which serves Pre-K and Kindergarten students, is classified by Niche as an early childhood center and does not meet the criteria for an elementary school ranking.

The list of Best Public Middle Schools in New York, which ranked over 1,400 schools, includes both South Middle School (#3) and North Middle School (#4).

The list of Best Public High Schools in New York, which ranked almost 1,400 schools, includes South High School (#6), North High School (#13), and the Village School (#388).

The annual K-12 Rankings were published on September 20.