Gardner Park Elementary School

Gardner Park Elementary School serves 570 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Gardner Park Elementary School operates within the Gaston County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 570 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 570 students
Gardner Park Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Gardner Park Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Gardner Park Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Gardner Park Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
2%
Gardner Park Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
23%
13%
Gardner Park Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
26%
27%
Gardner Park Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
40%
52%
Gardner Park Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Gardner Park Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Gardner Park Elementary 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.
0.72 0.44
Gardner Park Elementary 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.
8%
45%
Gardner Park Elementary 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.
53%
8%
Gardner Park Elementary 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.
School District Name Gaston County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
4
Number of Students Managed 32,547 1,682
Gaston County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $276 MM $19 MM
Gaston County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $296 MM $18 MM
Gaston County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,396 $11,105
Gaston County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,010 $10,880
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 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gastonia Ashbrook High School
    2222 South New Hope Rd
    Gastonia , NC 28054
    (704)866-6600
    0.8  mi  |  1310  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Gastonia Sherwood Elementary School
    1744 Dixon Rd
    Gastonia , NC 28054
    (704)866-6609
    1.2  mi  |  602  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gastonia W P Grier Middle School
    1622 East Garrison Blvd
    Gastonia , NC 28054
    (704)866-6086
    1.2  mi  |  671  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Lowell Holbrook Middle School
    418 South Church St
    Lowell , NC 28098
    (704)824-2381
    1.9  mi  |  778  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Gastonia Warlick School
    Alternative School
    1316 Spencer Mountain Rd
    Gastonia , NC 28054
    (704)824-3012
    Alternative School
    2.1  mi  |  101  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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Did You Know?
Gastonia, 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 0.51, which is higher than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Gastonia is Gardner Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.