400 Broughton Street
Gaston, NC 27832
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Gaston Elementary School serves 276 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Gaston Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower 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 20-24% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Gaston Elementary School's student population of 276 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
276 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Gaston Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Elementary School is 0.15, 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
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#2154 out of 2571 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
2%
18%
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Black
92%
25%
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White
4%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Gaston Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
8%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 276 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Btm 50%)

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