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Gaston County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Gastonia, NC. It has 31,996 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
943 Osceola Street
Gastonia, NC 28054
Telephone
(704) 866-6100

Gaston County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1120
1,097 responses
Average ACT
24
570 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,996
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,013
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$266,174,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,674/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    7%

Gaston County Schools Reviews

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I have been attending Gaston County Schools for the whole 12 years of my education. Each school that I have attended have put their best foot forward to give their students the best experience that they can possibly give them. They create atmospheres that promote and encourage their students to do well. If I could ask for one more thing to be brought into Gaston County Schools, it would have be an expanse in every schools technology department. If each school in the county could be able to teach their students with advanced technology, then I believe that the students would be more prepared for the future.
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The thing that I enjoy the most about Gaston County School is that the culture of the my school, Hunter Huss High School, is very family oriented and for the most part the teachers and student services staff are exceptional. This I believe is because we have a lot of alumni (30) on the staff that knows what our school is really about and how we have overcome the stereotype that has been given to our school for many years. I can't speak for other schools because I have never been there, but I do know first hand even before I got here, what my school has endured and I would like to see that change. I would also like to see the administration of Gaston County Schools see my generation differently. I feel that the ones of us that strive to do great things re not given the chances that we should be given because of some of the bad seeds. Some of us will return to make the difference that we want to see.
I mean as far as schools go they are not the worst. They could certainly be better by doing more to stop bullying and preventing drugs from being sold. The lunches are decent and the classrooms are generally pretty clean. Most teachers try their best
to teach the children but a lot of time ends up being wasted from telling the same kids over and over to be quiet. The discipline needs to be kicked up a notch in my opinion. I personally have had teachers who were innapropriate and childish and they got away with their behavior unless a child's parent came to the school with a complaint. It shouldn't have to get that far in my opinion.
There should be a better screening for teachers and more observation of their behavior.
Overall, the experience depends on you, your personality and how lucky you are.
It wasn't a very pleasant experience for me and I checked to leave early but I'm sure some people enjoyed their time there.