Great Neck School District

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The Great Neck School District is a comprehensive community public school district primarily serving students in Great Neck, New York. It also serves students in some parts of Manhasset and New Hyde Park. It is Union Free School District Number 7 in the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island.

About 6,399 students, grades K-12, attend the Great Neck Public Schools. On School Election Day, May 19, 2015, the voters of this district passed a budget of $216,697,754.[1]

As of the 2015-16 school year, the district's ten schools had a total enrolment of 6,399 students and 585.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 10.7.[2]

List of schools[edit]

There are three high schools: North High School, with an alternative program, Community School; South High School; and The Village School, a small alternative high school. There are also two middle schools, four elementary schools, and a nursery school.

Former schools[edit]

Declining student population through the 1970s and 1980s [2] resulted in a reduction in the number of operating elementary schools from eleven in 1954 to only four today.[3][4] The previously operational schools included:

Early schools[edit]

School name Opened Closed Notes
Woolley's Brook School 1814 1830
Second School (name unknown) 1830 1838 burned down
Fairview Avenue School 1840 1869 (photo)(another photo)
First Arrandale School 1869 1899 (photo)
Second Arrandale School 1900 1920 (burned down) (photo)
"Second" School (Kensington) 1905 (photo)(another photo)

Modern day schools[edit]

School name Opened Closed Notes
Arrandale School 1914 1977 building on corner of Arrandale Ave. and Middleneck Rd. was demolished in 1976
Kensington-Johnson School 1921 1981 Demolished 1996 [3]
Cumberland School 1951 1981 Became Cumberland Adult Center [4] .view at
Cutter Mill School 1952 1978 Demolished
Clover Drive School 1954 became Clover Drive Adult Center
Grace Avenue School 1954 became Great Neck Senior Center
Cherry Lane School 1954 1976 sold to private religious school

Academic performance[edit]

The district is accredited[when?] the second best school district in Nassau County behind the Jericho Union Free School District, it performs better than the Syosset Central School District and its rival, the Manhasset Union Free School District, both being in Long Island. Also, it is ranked 5th best in New York State and eleventh best in the country, just falling behind Chappaqua Central School District in Westchester County. In this school district, 76 % of students are considered proficient in reading and mathematics.

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