Gaston Middle School

  • Gaston Middle School serves 171 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15-19% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Gaston Middle School's student population of 171 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 41% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students171 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gaston Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gaston Middle School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#2408 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gaston Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gaston Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Gaston Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
17%
Black
85%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Gaston Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
9%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Gaston Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gaston Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.270.46
This chart display the diversity score of Gaston Middle School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Gaston Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gaston Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthampton County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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