East Gaston High School

East Gaston High School serves 1,505 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
East Gaston High School operates within the Gaston County s School District.
The school district's 73% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1505 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,505 students
East Gaston High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
East Gaston High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade East Gaston High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
East Gaston High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
East Gaston High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
3%
13%
East Gaston High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
11%
27%
East Gaston High School Black (1988-2012)
White
79%
52%
East Gaston High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups East Gaston High School Sch Ethnicity East 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.
0.36 0.89
East Gaston High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
7%
45%
East Gaston High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
33%
8%
East Gaston High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,547 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Gaston County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
4
Number of Students Managed 32,547 1,206
Gaston County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 73% 74%
Gaston County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $276 MM n/a
Gaston County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $296 MM n/a
Gaston County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,396 $0
Gaston County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,010 $0
Gaston County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Warlick School (4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Mount Holly Middle School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lowell Elementary School (2.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lowell Lowell Elementary School
    1500 Power Dr
    Lowell , NC , 28098
    (704)824-2264
    2.8  mi  |  523  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Mount Holly Mount Holly Middle School
    124 South Hawthorne St
    Mount Holly , NC , 28120
    (704)827-4811
    3.2  mi  |  789  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Belmont North Belmont Elementary School
    210 School St
    Belmont , NC , 28012
    (704)827-4043
    3.2  mi  |  362  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Mount Holly Ida Rankin Elementary School
    301 West Central Ave
    Mount Holly , NC , 28120
    (704)827-7266
    3.2  mi  |  627  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Stanley Kiser Elementary School
    311 East College St
    Stanley , NC , 28164
    (704)263-4121
    3.4  mi  |  477  students  |  Gr.  3-5

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Gaston County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.48, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.89. The most diverse school district in Gaston County is Gaston County Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.