Gardner Park Elementary School

Gardner Park Elementary School serves 601 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Gardner Park Elementary School operates within the Gaston County s School District.

School Overview

The student population of 601 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 601 students
Gardner Park Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Gardner Park Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Gardner Park Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Gardner Park Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Gardner Park Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Gardner Park Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
29%
15%
Gardner Park Elementary School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
29%
26%
Gardner Park Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
37%
51%
Gardner Park Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Gardner Park Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.70 0.45
Gardner Park Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
67%
47%
Gardner Park Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
7%
Gardner Park Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Gaston County s School District's student population of 31,256 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,010 in this district is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,703 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Gaston County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
56
1
Number of Students Managed 31,256 1,120
Gaston County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $292 MM $18 MM
Gaston County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $282 MM $18 MM
Gaston County s School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $9,010 $10,864
Gaston County s School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $8,703 $10,591
Gaston County s School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Ashbrook High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is W P Grier Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sherwood Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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    0.8 miles
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    (704)866-6600
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    Grades: PK-5 | 637 students
    1.2 miles
    1744 Dixon Rd
    GastoniaNC 28054
    (704)866-6609
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    Grades: 6-8 | 699 students
    1.2 miles
    1622 East Garrison Blvd
    GastoniaNC 28054
    (704)866-6086
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    1.9 miles
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    1.96-8746
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    2.1 miles
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