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Gaston County Schools is a public school district located in Gastonia, NC. It has 32,071 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% 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
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1110
931 responses
Average ACT
24
474 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
32,071
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$266,174,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,330/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    7%

Gaston County Schools Reviews

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Gaston County Schools are extraordinary. This school system is engaged in learning and creates a positive environment for all students. I have loved growing up in Gaston county and attending schools within the county.
I went to Gardner Park Elementary, Cramerton Middle, and Forestview High School. I know I go to Gaston College.
I am currently in my third year of volunteering at Robinson Elementary. I work with Mrs. Carper in kindergarten.
I want to become a teacher for Gaston County Schools.
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After experiencing different school systems, I can say that Gaston County Schools has helped me the most to prepared for the next chapter in my life. Even though Gaston County Schools is not highly rated, I believed that it has improved, and that they would be recognize in the future. I struggled to understand the English language, which it led me to have bad grades and also to fall behind but thanks to the county I overcame the language barrier, among other things. Even though I’ve had good experiences with Gaston County Schools, it still has to improve somethings. I feel that teachers in Gaston County Schools should be more understanding of the students, but also more challenging so students can put more effort into their classes. I also feel that the County should offer more opportunities. What I mean about opportunities is that they should create more specific programs in special areas, to help the students challenge themselves and to also find something that would interest them.
My experience with Gaston County School has been pretty good! I originally would have gone to Cherryville High School, but I was able to apply to Highland School of Technology, where I’m currently attending, to further my education at a lottery school.