Gaston High School

4550 Us Hwy 411,

Gadsden, AL, 35901-

Tel: (256)547-8828
Grades: KG-12

578 students

Gaston High School serves 578 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Gaston High School operates within the Etowah County School District.

Overview

The student population of 578 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 578 students
Gaston High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Gaston High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Gaston High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Gaston High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
2%
5%
Gaston High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
12%
35%
Gaston High School Black (1989-2012)
White
84%
58%
Gaston High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Gaston High School Sch Ethnicity Gaston High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.28 0.55
Gaston High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
53%
51%
Gaston High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
14%
7%
Gaston High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,284 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Etowah County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
7
Number of Students Managed 9,284 2,928
Etowah County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $83 MM $29 MM
Etowah County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $85 MM $31 MM
Etowah County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,043 $9,620
Etowah County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,214 $10,180
Etowah County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Highland Elementary School (3.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Highland Elementary School (3.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thompson Elementary School (3.2 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gadsden Thompson Elementary School
    236 Goldenrod Ave
    Gadsden , AL , 35901
    (256)546-7011
    3.2  mi  |  231  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gadsden Highland Elementary School
    3156 Tabor Rd
    Gadsden , AL , 35904
    (256)546-7409
    3.8  mi  |  243  students  |  Gr.  KG-9
  • Gadsden Litchfield Middle School
    1109 Hoke St
    Gadsden , AL , 35903
    (256)492-6793
    5  mi  |  251  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Gadsden Etowah Co Alternative High School
    Alternative School
    600 Valley St
    Gadsden , AL , 35902
    (256)439-2972
    Alternative School
    5.1  mi  |  180  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Hokes Bluff Hokes Bluff High School
    1865 Appalachia Rd
    Hokes Bluff , AL , 35903
    (256)492-1360
    5.1  mi  |  430  students  |  Gr.  8-12

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