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About This School

Great Neck South Middle is a public middle school in Great Neck. The principal of Great Neck South Middle is DR. JAMES R. WELSCH, who can be contacted at jwelsch@greatneck.k12.ny.us. 800 children attend Great Neck South Middle and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Great Neck South Middle students have "limited English proficiency." 10% of the 800 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Great Neck South Middle is 10:1. Early Childhood Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 66%
Asian/Pacific Islander 43% 25%
Asian 40% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.03%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 9%
Limited English proficiency 4% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    This is the ideal school for any kid who likes to have fun participating in afterschool activities such as board game clubs movie clubs etc. This is a fantastic school and provides a safe healthy learning environment for students.

  • (8 months ago)

    GN South Middle School is an absolutely incredible school! I remember the first day our daughter started 6th grade there I actually came up to the Principal and ask if I could join!!! Their classrooms are all equipped with the latest technology teachers are all like out of Hollywood (actors comedians) while simultaneously extremely knowledgeable and professional. Very good resources; solid after-school programs and so much more! I am so thrilled our kids are going there.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think the school is great but the students are so competitive. They want to beat you at everything. After my classmates get their projects/tests back they immediately turn to their friends and ask them what they got. The students also pressure you to get good grades. If you don't they'll think you're not smart enough to be their friend. One thing that isn't fair is that 6th graders don't get to do after school sports. They can only go to clubs after school and they won't get a chance to compete in sports until next year. The teachers are great but some of them are a bit strict and mean. The classrooms aren't that great. During the summer one side of the hall is airconditioned and the other side isn't. If your class is in the one's that aren't airconditioned you'll feel all hot and stuffy. The classes are great and they challenge you. We barely have school wide activities. Everyday it's the same schedule doing the same thing. It can get VERY boring.

  • (4 years ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS JUST AWESOMEEE. therez no other school iv been to w such great teachers friends and school curriculur. i love this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student at South and it is a great school. The principal vice principal and deans are all great. They have a morning broadcast every morning live by student. I have been in the studio and it is so cool! It is a professional studio with kids working in it! I love South it is THE BEST SCHOOL ever!

  • (4 years ago)

    As a new parent my son just entered 6th grade i can't say enough about the staff. They are warm helpful and understanding. One happy mom

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a current student at Great Neck South Middle and have learned so much. At South Middle you feel like you are important and emotionally secure.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school. It has dedicated teachers and has a morning broadcast hosted and completely run by students. It has a musical involvement and many enjoyable clubs. All the staff members are very pleasant and work hard to help the students acheive

  • (5 years ago)

    It's the greatest school it has a morning tv broadcast and there are so many oppurtunities for students like me to do something different or reach out or anything there's no limit to your success at great neck south!

  • (5 years ago)

    Love it there. We have a morning television broadcast one of the best swim teams in the district how can you not be impressed? Also the majority of the population there is really smart. I should know. I hang out with them. I don't understand why all of these reviews are 3 stars.

  • (5 years ago)

    I just moved to Great Neck from Delray Beach Florida. I came here to get a good education. I have been a student at Great Neck South Middle School for a few weeks now and I love it. The teachers are magnificent. The kids are kind and polite and nice. You can always get help if you think you are behind in a subject. The teachers are kind and i've allready learned so much in just a few weeks. Probably three months of learning here is the equivilent to a year of learning at my school in Florida. They have a wonderful afterschool program. I know understand math and I rised from a D to a B. this school is the greatest.

  • (7 years ago)

    My kid loves all of her teachers. She told me they are funny or encouraging or strict. She really enjoys the school life.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great middle school academicaaly stimulating if student is taking EP course. Plenty of EC activities and sports team.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter goes to great neck south middle and enjoys it very much. All the teachers are absolutley wonderful and caring. I couldn't imaging sending her anywhere else

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