Gaston College Lena Sue Beam B
Dallas, NC 28034
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Gaston Early College High School serves 197 students in grades 9-13.
Gaston Early College High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-89% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥90% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Gaston Early College High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Gaston Early College High School's student population of 197 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-13
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
197 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
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School Rankings

Gaston Early College High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Gaston Early College High School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#27 out of 2571 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-89%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥90%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
14%
18%
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Black
6%
25%
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White
73%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-13
  • Students: 197 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30% in NC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥90% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.45 (Btm 50%)

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