Gaston High School

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

561 students

Gaston High School serves 561 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Gaston High School operates within the Etowah County School District.

Overview

The student population of 561 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 561 students
Gaston High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Gaston High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Gaston High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Gaston High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Gaston High School Hispanic (1997-2013)
Black
13%
34%
Gaston High School Black (1989-2013)
White
86%
57%
Gaston High School White (1989-2013)
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.
0.25 0.31
Gaston High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
54%
52%
Gaston High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2013)
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.
12%
6%
Gaston High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,138 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 9,138 2,979
Etowah County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $83 MM $29 MM
Etowah County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $85 MM $31 MM
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Highland Elementary School (3.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Highland Elementary School (3.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thompson Elementary School (3.1 miles away)
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  • GadsdenThompson Elementary School
    236 Goldenrod Ave
    GadsdenAL 35901
    (256)546-7011
    3.1 mi | 214 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • GadsdenHighland Elementary School
    3156 Tabor Rd
    GadsdenAL 35904
    (256)546-7409
    3.7 mi | 237 students | Gr. KG-9                      
  • GadsdenLitchfield Middle School
    1109 Hoke St
    GadsdenAL 35903
    (256)492-6793
    4.9 mi | 214 students | Gr. 6-9                      
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    Alternative School
    600 Valley St
    GadsdenAL 35902
    (256)439-2972
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    5 mi | 194 students | Gr. 8-12                      
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    Vocational School
    1515 Campbell Ave
    GadsdenAL 35903
    (256)492-6441
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    5 mi | n/a students | Gr. 10-12                      

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