Gaston High School

Tel: (256)547-8828
Grades KG-12
566 students
Gaston High School serves 566 students in grades KG - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Gaston High School operates within the Etowah County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 566 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 566 students
Gaston High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Gaston High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Gaston High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Gaston High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 16:1
Gaston High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Gaston High School Black Students (2002-2014)
Black
11%
34%
Gaston High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
86%
57%
Gaston High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Gaston High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
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.
0.25 0.32
Gaston High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
54%
52%
Gaston High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
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.
13%
6%
Gaston High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Etowah County School District's student population of 8,981 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,009 in this district is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,041 is less than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name Etowah County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
7
Number of Students Managed 8,981 3,026
Etowah County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $74 MM $30 MM
Etowah County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $74 MM $30 MM
Etowah County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,009 $10,181
Etowah County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,041 $10,301
Etowah County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Etowah Co Alternative High School (5.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Litchfield Middle School (5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thompson Elementary School (3.2 miles away)
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