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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B minus
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Gaston County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Gastonia, NC. It has 31,487 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1120
1,313 responses
Average ACT
24
721 responses

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,487
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.7%

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,495
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,931 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$49,460
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$879
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$155,200
National
$217,500

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