The centre of High Green has a Post Office that has recently moved to the local shop, local pubs, a dentist, two doctors' practices and a few shops along the main street, Wortley Road. High Green has 5 primary schools: 4 mainstream schools - (Angram Bank Primary, High Green Primary, Greengate Lane Primary and St. Mary's Primary) and 1 non-maintained special school, Paces School formerley High Green Secondary, for both primary and secondary age children. High Green does not have a mainstream secondary school; pupils instead usually go to Ecclesfield School, approximately 2 miles away in the Ecclesfield suburb. Other mainstream secondary schools that children in the area commonly got to are Stocksbridge or Notre Dame.
The popular band Arctic Monkeys comes from High Green.