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About This School

Great Neck South High School is a public high school in Great Neck. The principal of Great Neck South High School is MS. SUSAN ELLIOTT and can be contacted at selliott@greatneck.k12.ny.us. 1,281 students go to Great Neck South High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Great Neck South High School students have "limited English proficiency." 9% of the 1,281 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Great Neck South High School is 11:1. North Shore Hebrew Academy High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 66%
Asian/Pacific Islander 45% 25%
Asian 42% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.03%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 9%
Limited English proficiency 3% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a school that puts a lot of pressure on all of its students. The guidance counselors push for all the honors and AP classes possible. One of the problems is that sometimes people push for what is better for the school standings instead of what is better for the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    The environment and education are both better than any other I've ever been to (and I've attended quite a few other schools before this one)

  • (4 years ago)

    They have a study center which is like a free tutoring place. The teachers are kind and helpful here and do as much as they can to help you.

  • (5 years ago)

    We moved to Great Neck as this is one of the best school districts in the whole of Long Island and Great Neck South school is one of the top 100 best high schools in the country. We were fully vindicated by how our kids blended in with the school and I am sure that GNSHS is better than most of the private high schools . Students and parents work together with the teachers who are well paid and committed to work . Great foundation building for their careers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel this school is way too competitive and teachers only focus on the smart students. Teachers and all staff should pay more attention to the mediocre students and help them as well.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have one child in the school and He is very involved and loves it. He is learning a lot and growing as a person. My other two will be there in the next three years. The teachers are great and very caring. Their is an abundance of all types of activities. The parents are very involved in the school. This is a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are great and they treat you as an equal and as a person rather than a child. The extracurriculars are great; everyone will find something for them if they'd like. It's great. I had a great time in high school. And now that I'm in college I find myself exceptionally prepared

  • (6 years ago)

    My two children attended Great Neck South High School. My eldest is now a Freshman at college and my younger child is in 11th grade. Great Neck High School has been excellent for both my children. Each child had different needs but the school met and continues to meet all my expectations.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is good with many extracurricular activities and sports. It gives a lot of help to the ones that need it.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a great school very big a lot of extra curricuar activities. The sports are great and teh academics even better. They give a lot of support to those kids who need it.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school recently updated. Varied programs... many go on to collage.

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