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Gaston County Schools


Gaston County Schools is located in west North Carolina. Gaston County Schools has 356.03 square miles of land area and 8.07 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Gaston County Schools population is 208,379. Gaston County Schools median household income is $42,158 in 2010-2014. Gaston County Schools median house value is $124,000 in 2010-2014. On average, Gaston County Schools is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (92 out of 104, bottom 12%)
Elementary/Middle School: (70 out of 115, bottom 39%)*
Rank: #95
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:56
Population208,379 (2010-2014), rank #9
Population Growth3.08% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:572.31/sq mi, rank #18
Median Household Income:$42,158 at 2010-2014—0.11% increase since 2005-2009, rank #50
Median House Price:$124,000 at 2010-2014—7.55% increase since 2005-2009, rank #63
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:356.03 sq mi, rank #69
Water Area:8.07 sq mi (2.22%), rank #42
State:North Carolina
County:Gaston County
City:Gastonia, Belmont, Cramerton, Mc Adenville, Lowell, Mount Holly, Mcadenville, Stanley, Alexis, Dallas, Spencer Mountain, Ranlo, Bessemer City, Lincolnton, High Shoals, Kings Mountain, Cherryville, Crouse, Dellview
Zip:28056, 28012, 28032, 28101, 28098, 28120, 28054, 28164, 28006, 28052, 28034, 28016, 28092, 28077, 28086, 28021, 28033
Area:Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
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Gaston County Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

943 Osceola St
Gastonia NC, 28054, Gaston County
Phone: 704-866-6100

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:31,25631,80431,69632,32632,35132,80932,182
English Language Learner Students:1,4411,5441,4791,5011,5101,6662,073
Total Teachers:1,911.081,872.911,856.671,919.711,935.302,006.002,073.20
Total Other Staff:1,694.321,773.731,828.831,955.611,950.962,001.101,917.60
Instructional Aides:391.92457.23522.98617.57620.84628.50581.80
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:7.008.749.009.6710.5031.0029.90
Total Guidance Counselors:89.4989.8799.44101.8094.1397.0087.70
Elementary Guidance Counselors:32.0033.5031.4431.8030.7029.9030.00
Secondary Guidance Counselors:54.4953.3764.0066.0063.4363.3055.70
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:52.7152.0051.5051.3358.3657.8058.90
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:17.0018.5018.0018.6717.6423.9026.80
District Administrative Support:104.09104.32106.78107.15111.32112.30101.50
School Administrators:113.10110.79113.35115.39116.00117.60113.30
School Administrative Support:126.75124.26118.67161.19152.14152.30149.20
Student Support Services:235.38241.38221.47202.90211.28195.20178.20
Other Support Services:556.88566.64567.64569.44558.75585.00589.00
Student-Teacher Ratio:16.3616.9817.0716.8416.7216.3615.52


Ashbrook HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   2222 South New Hope Rd, Gastonia NC 28054
Belmont Central ElementaryGrade 2 to Grade 5   310 Eagle Rd, Belmont NC 28012
Belmont MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   110 North Central Ave, Belmont NC 28012
Bessemer City Central ElementaryGrade 3 to Grade 5   1400 Puett's Chapel Rd, Bessemer City NC 28016
Bessemer City HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   119 Yellow Jacket Ln, Bessemer City NC 28016
Bessemer City MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   525 Ed Wilson Rd, Bessemer City NC 28016
Bessemer City Primary Prekindergarten to Grade 2   1320 North 12th St, Bessemer City NC 28016
Brookside ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1925 Auten Rd, Gastonia NC 28054
Carr ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   307 South Pine St, Dallas NC 28034
Catawba Heights ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   101 Ivey St, Belmont NC 28012
Chapel Grove ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5201 Lewis Rd, Gastonia NC 28052
Cherryville ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 3   700 East Academy St, Cherryville NC 28021
Cherryville HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   313 Ridge Ave, Cherryville NC 28021
Costner ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   353 Old 277 Loop Hwy, Dallas NC 28034
Cramerton MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   601 Cramer Mountain Rd, Cramerton NC 28032
East Gaston HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   1744 Ln Rd, Mount Holly NC 28120
Edward D Sadler Jr Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3950 West Franklin Blvd, Gastonia NC 28052
Forest Heights ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1 Learning Place, Gastonia NC 28052
Forestview HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   5545 Union Rd, Gastonia NC 28056
Gardner Park ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   738 Armstrong Park Rd, Gastonia NC 28054
Gaston Early College High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   Gaston College Lena Sue Beam B, Dallas NC 28034
H H Beam ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   200 Davis Park Rd, Gastonia NC 28052
Hawks Nest IntermediateGrade 4 to Grade 5   3430 Robinwood Rd, Gastonia NC 28054
Highland School Of Technology Grade 9 to Grade 12   1600 North Morris St, Gastonia NC 28052
Holbrook MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   418 South Church St, Lowell NC 28098
Hunter Huss HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   1518 Edgefield Ave, Gastonia NC 28052
Ida Rankin Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   301 West Central Ave, Mount Holly NC 28120
J B Page Primary School Prekindergarten to Grade 1   215 Ewing Dr, Belmont NC 28012
John Chavis Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   103 South Chavis Dr, Cherryville NC 28021
Kiser ElementaryGrade 3 to Grade 5   311 East College St, Stanley NC 28164
Lingerfeldt ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1601 Madison St, Gastonia NC 28052
Lowell ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   1500 Power Dr, Lowell NC 28098
Mcadenville ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   275 East Weslyan Dr, Mc Adenville NC 28101
Mount Holly MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   124 South Hawthorne St, Mount Holly NC 28120
New Hope ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   137 Stowe Rd, Gastonia NC 28056
North Belmont ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   210 School St, Belmont NC 28012
North Gaston HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   1133 Ratchford Rd, Dallas NC 28034
Pinewood ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1925 North Main St, Mount Holly NC 28120
Pleasant Ridge ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   937 South Miller St, Gastonia NC 28052
Rhyne ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1900 West Davidson Ave, Gastonia NC 28052
Robinson ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 3   3122 South Union Rd, Gastonia NC 28056
Sherwood ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1744 Dixon Rd, Gastonia NC 28054
South Point HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   906 South Point Rd, Belmont NC 28012
Southwest MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   1 Rdrunner Dr, Gastonia NC 28052
Springfield Primary Prekindergarten to Grade 2   900 South Main St, Stanley NC 28164
Stanley MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   317 Hovis Rd, Stanley NC 28164
Stuart W Cramer High Grade 9 to Grade 10   101 Lakewood Rd, Belmont NC 28012
Tryon ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2620 Tryon Courthouse Rd, Bessemer City NC 28016
W A Bess Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   4340 Beaty Rd, Gastonia NC 28056
W B Beam Intermediate SchoolGrade 4 to Grade 5   401east First St, Cherryville NC 28021
W C Friday Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1221 Ratchford Dr, Dallas NC 28034
W P Grier Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1622 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia NC 28054
Warlick Academy Grade 6 to Grade 12   1316 Spencer Mountain Rd, Gastonia NC 28054
Webb Street School Kindergarten to Grade 12   1623 North Webb St, Gastonia NC 28052
Woodhill ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1027 Woodhill Dr, Gastonia NC 28052
York Chester MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   601 South Clay St, Gastonia NC 28052

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std84.3%82.6%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std68.4%66.7%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std72%69%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std72.8%67.7%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std74.4%77.8%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std74.3%76.7%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std76.2%78.7%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std30.9%36.3%
2006Algebra IIEnd of course% met std75.4%80.3%
2007Algebra IIEnd of course% met std51.1%65.1%
2008Algebra IIEnd of course% met std58.6%67.2%
2009Algebra IIEnd of course% met std70.2%72.9%
2010Algebra IIEnd of course% met std81.4%84.9%
2011Algebra IIEnd of course% met std76%82.3%
2006BiologyEnd of course% met std57%63.4%
2007BiologyEnd of course% met std57.4%65.3%
2008BiologyEnd of course% met std61.6%68%
2009BiologyEnd of course% met std70.4%71.2%
2010BiologyEnd of course% met std80.3%81.2%
2011BiologyEnd of course% met std79.4%79.9%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std81.7%83%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std43.9%45.6%
2006ChemistryEnd of course% met std75.4%77.1%
2008ChemistryEnd of course% met std63.6%71.8%
2009ChemistryEnd of course% met std73%77.7%
2006Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std56.4%60.1%
2007Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std61.1%65.8%
2008Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std63.2%68.5%
2009Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std71.2%71.4%
2010Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std81.5%78.7%
2011Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std83.6%80%
2006English IEnd of course% met std79.1%82.8%
2007English IEnd of course% met std66.8%72.1%
2008English IEnd of course% met std68.7%73.1%
2009English IEnd of course% met std71.5%73.8%
2010English IEnd of course% met std80.2%82.4%
2011English IEnd of course% met std78.1%80.6%
2012English IEnd of course% met std82%82.9%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std48.2%51.2%
2006GeometryEnd of course% met std67.8%68.8%
2007GeometryEnd of course% met std55.6%63.3%
2008GeometryEnd of course% met std60.6%67.9%
2009GeometryEnd of course% met std73.5%73.3%
2010GeometryEnd of course% met std85.5%82.3%
2006Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std65.3%69.1%
2008Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std56.3%58.4%
2009Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std57.4%62.7%
2010Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std73.2%76.4%
2011Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std78.2%76.5%
2006PhysicsEnd of course% met std83.9%85.1%
2008PhysicsEnd of course% met std78.1%81.5%
2009PhysicsEnd of course% met std87.5%85.9%
2006US HistoryEnd of course% met std55.7%56.8%
2007US HistoryEnd of course% met std57.5%64.6%
2008US HistoryEnd of course% met std66.2%66.5%
2009US HistoryEnd of course% met std77.7%71.2%
2010US HistoryEnd of course% met std83.6%81.6%
2011US HistoryEnd of course% met std86.2%81.5%
EOG Test
2006Mathematics10th Grade% met std13%17.6%
2007Mathematics10th Grade% met std17.2%22.6%
2008Mathematics10th Grade% met std12.1%25.1%
2009Mathematics10th Grade% met std18.8%52.1%
2010Mathematics10th Grade% met std56.5%56.6%
2011Mathematics10th Grade% met std31.6%61%
2012Mathematics10th Grade% met std27.8%55.7%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std20.6%18.5%
2007Reading10th Grade% met std> 95.0%84.5%
2008Reading10th Grade% met std46.7%56%
2009Reading10th Grade% met std43.8%59.6%
2010Reading10th Grade% met std56.5%64.7%
2011Reading10th Grade% met std57.9%67.2%
2012Reading10th Grade% met std44.4%63.5%
2012Science10th Grade% met std38.9%58.6%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std61.3%54.1%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std48.4%51.8%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std70%71.9%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std65.4%70.1%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std66.3%69.4%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std65.6%69.9%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std68.8%67.8%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std66.4%70.9%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std73.6%73.2%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std79.6%81.3%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std81.8%81.9%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std80.8%82.1%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std80%82.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std39.7%46.8%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std84.8%82.9%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std77.4%81.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std53.4%54.5%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std65.3%65.5%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std64.3%66.4%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std67.1%67.6%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std65.1%68.8%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std39.4%45.2%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std65.1%65%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std65.1%67.7%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std69.6%72.8%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std79.3%81.5%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std81.8%83%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std81.4%83.8%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std81.8%85.1%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std39.6%47.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std83.8%83.4%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std83.8%85.2%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std55.4%59.2%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std67.7%69.1%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std70.2%71.6%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std70.1%71.6%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std69.5%71.6%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std37.8%43.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std51.6%49.5%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std55.1%52%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std57.9%58.7%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std62.7%63.1%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std66.3%66.7%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std68.9%69.6%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std78.1%80.1%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std80.1%81.2%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std81.7%82%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std80.4%82.1%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std39.2%47.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std88.1%88.4%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std89.8%89.3%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std53.1%55.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std65.3%68.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std68.9%71.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std70.8%72.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std69.3%72.3%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std34.9%39.5%
2008Science5th Grade% met std29.2%40.1%
2009Science5th Grade% met std52.2%60.8%
2010Science5th Grade% met std63.7%68.9%
2011Science5th Grade% met std67.6%73.4%
2012Science5th Grade% met std71.7%75.9%
2013Science5th Grade% met std32.7%45.4%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std59.8%61.9%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std60.5%64.6%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std62.6%68.2%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std76.2%78.1%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std80.6%80.5%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std79.4%80.7%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std79%80.5%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std37.8%38.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std81.1%81.5%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std79.9%82.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std56.3%59.3%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std69.6%71%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std74.4%75.3%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std75.6%75.1%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std74.7%75.2%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std40.9%46.4%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std60%61.8%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std58.2%63.5%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std61.2%67.3%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std74.8%78.4%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std75.3%80.2%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std76%81.1%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std78.3%81.1%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std33.8%38.5%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std84.5%86.4%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std83.8%86.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std45.3%51.1%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std62.7%65%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std63.5%66.8%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std65.1%67.8%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std66.4%68.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std41.8%47.8%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std51.5%46%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std47.5%50.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std56.8%57.5%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std55%60.7%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std58.3%65.1%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std62.2%68.2%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std76.4%80.4%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std81.5%83.9%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std82.4%84.4%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std81.2%85.2%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std29.4%34.2%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std86.7%86.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std85.2%87.9%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std52.2%54.2%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std65.5%66.6%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std66.8%69.5%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std68.4%69.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std69.1%71.1%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std38.1%41.0%
2008Science8th Grade% met std44.9%51.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std69.3%67.6%
2010Science8th Grade% met std69.9%72.8%
2011Science8th Grade% met std70.8%74.9%
2012Science8th Grade% met std71.6%77.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std53.8%59.1%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$247,411,000$7,806 $282,968,000$8,754 $291,479,000$9,010 
Total Expenditures:$278,155,000$8,776 $283,156,000$8,759 $281,554,000$8,703 
Total Current Expenditures:$237,617,000$7,497 $245,432,000$7,592 $247,703,000$7,657 
Instructional Expenditures:$147,728,000$4,66162.2%$156,422,000$4,83963.7%$160,854,000$4,97264.9%
Student and Staff Support:$23,427,000$7399.9%$24,218,000$7499.9%$21,998,000$6808.9%
Operations, Food, Other:$41,606,000$1,31317.5%$40,251,000$1,24516.4%$39,856,000$1,23216.1%
Total Capital Outlay:$27,867,000$879 $23,801,000$736 $24,398,000$754 
Construction:$26,791,000$845 $19,209,000$594 $19,657,000$608 
Total Other:$15,000$0 $14,000$0 $2,000$0 
Interest on Debt:$11,401,000$360 $12,001,000$371 $7,907,000$244 
Total Salary:$147,111,000$4,641 $154,208,000$4,770 $158,948,000$4,913 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$100,283,000$3,16468.2%$105,993,000$3,27968.7%$109,740,000$3,39269.0%
Other Salary:$46,828,000$1,47731.8%$48,215,000$1,49231.3%$49,208,000$1,52131.0%
Total Benefit:$46,382,000$1,463 $44,985,000$1,392 $42,770,000$1,322 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$31,640,000$99868.2%$30,956,000$95868.8%$29,468,000$91168.9%
Other Benefit:$14,742,000$46531.8%$14,029,000$43431.2%$13,302,000$41131.1%

* Gaston County Schools was rated 2 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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