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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northampton County High School is a public school located in Gaston, NC. It has 402 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
Address
152 Hurricane Drive
Gaston, NC 27832
Telephone
(252) 537-1910
Website

Northampton County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
960
13 responses
Average ACT
23
6 responses
AP Enrollment
4%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$36,322
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$726
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
29%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
29%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Homecoming day
    22%
  • No personal favorites
    22%
  • Pep rallies
    22%
  • Spirit week
    22%
  • PBIS
    11%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
402
Free or Reduced Lunch
98%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,067
Teachers in First/Second Year
37.8%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,484/ year
National
$12,239
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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I’ve been apart of Northampton County High School since 2O15. I’ve played volleyball for the Jaguars of Northampton County High School since I was Freshman. Northampton County High School there is a safe and productive environment at times. The teachers there aren’t as nice & friendly with with students, you have a few rude teachers & you have a few teachers that can easily bond with students. The staff & administrators at Northampton County High School are okay. I would recommend you coming to the view & check out my school & our sports academics.
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I have been attending NCHS since Freshman year, which was about 2014. We have moved schools since , I think we moved from our Conway NC location in about 2016 to early 2017. We moved to Gaston NC which was a better building and didn't have mold. Even though now our building is a lot smaller. I really enjoyed my 4 years of high school. Also my classmates we share a lot of good memories together since middle school. They really prepare you for the real world and work.
Northampton county high school is a decent educational high school in Northampton county NC the school is well organized school the teaching and learning environment is off but for the most part it is a decent school that tries their best to give you a good education so you can go out into the world and make something out yourself. Also the school ROTC program is very good as well because the students that is in it go out into the community and make a change in this world and I proud of them for what they do.