Gaston High School

4550 Us Highway 411
Gadsden, AL 35901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Gaston High School serves 562 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Gaston High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Gaston High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Gaston High School's student population of 562 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students562 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Gaston High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Gaston High School is 0.28, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#641 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
11%
33%
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White
84%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.280.59
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEtowah County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Gaston High School is Hokes Bluff High School (5.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Litchfield Middle School (5.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thompson Elementary School (3.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gadsden Thompson Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 228 students
    3.2 miles
    236 Goldenrod Ave
    Gadsden, AL 35901
    (256) 546-7011
    3.2 PK-5 228
  • Gadsden Highland Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 189 students
    3.8 miles
    3156 Tabor Rd
    Gadsden, AL 35904
    (256) 546-7409
    3.8 PK-6 189
  • Gadsden Litchfield Middle School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 201 students
    5.0 miles
    1109 Hoke St
    Gadsden, AL 35903
    (256) 492-6793
    5 6-8 201
  • Gadsden Hokes Bluff High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 408 students
    5.1 miles
    1865 Appalachia Rd
    Gadsden, AL 35903
    (256) 492-1360
    5.1 9-12 408
  • Gadsden Adams Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 418 students
    5.2 miles
    919 Raley St
    Gadsden, AL 35903
    (256) 492-4952
    5.2 PK-5 418

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