Hunter Huss High School

Hunter Huss High School serves 986 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Hunter Huss 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 986 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 986 students
Hunter Huss High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
Hunter Huss High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Hunter Huss High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 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 16:1 15:1
Hunter Huss High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hunter Huss High School Asian (1991-2011)
Hispanic
11%
13%
Hunter Huss High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
38%
27%
Hunter Huss High School Black (1988-2012)
White
46%
52%
Hunter Huss High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Hunter Huss High School Sch Ethnicity Hunter Huss 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.
0.64 0.44
Hunter Huss 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.
6%
45%
Hunter Huss 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.
64%
8%
Hunter Huss 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 1,682
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 $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 Webb Street Special Education (1.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Southwest Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pleasant Ridge Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gastonia Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
    937 South Miller St
    Gastonia , NC , 28052
    (704)866-6096
    0.5  mi  |  257  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gastonia Southwest Middle School
    1 Rdrunner Dr
    Gastonia , NC , 28052
    (704)866-6290
    0.7  mi  |  808  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Gastonia Lingerfeldt Elementary School
    1601 Madison St
    Gastonia , NC , 28052
    (704)866-6094
    0.8  mi  |  529  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gastonia Forest Heights Elementary School
    1 Learning Place
    Gastonia , NC , 28052
    (704)866-6079
    1.2  mi  |  455  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gastonia York Chester Middle School
    601 South Clay St
    Gastonia , NC , 28052
    (704)866-6297
    1.3  mi  |  369  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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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.