It's true, great apes and humans are both part of the family hominidae, but humans are part of a even smaller sub category known as hominids. Humans are the only living hominids currently. So it's true that humans and great apes are part of the same family, but as far as weather humans are considered part of the great apes, I'm not quite sure. I'm second guessing myself now. I'll have to look into this a bit more.