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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 57 public schools in Gaston County, NC, serving 34,712 students.
  • Gaston County, NC public school have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Gaston County have an average ranking in the bottom 50% of North Carolina public schools.
  • The top ranked public school in Gaston County, NC are Highland School Of Technology, Gaston Early College High School and Belmont Central Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is more than the North Carolina public school average of 16:1.

Top Gaston County Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Ashbrook High School Math: 38% | Reading: 35%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2222 S New Hope Road
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    (704)866-6600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1347 students
  • Belmont Central Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 61%
    Rank: Top 20%
    310 Eagle Road
    Belmont, NC 28012
    (704)836-9137

    Grades: 2-5 | 722 students
  • Belmont Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 54%
    Rank: Top 30%
    110 N Central Avenue
    Belmont, NC 28012
    (704)836-9611

    Grades: 6-8 | 702 students
  • Bessemer City Central Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1400 Puett's Chapel Road
    Bessemer City, NC 28016
    (704)836-9108

    Grades: 3-5 | 442 students
  • Bessemer City High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    119 Yellow Jacket Lane
    Bessemer City, NC 28016
    (704)836-9601

    Grades: 9-12 | 645 students
  • Bessemer City Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 26%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    525 Ed Wilson Road
    Bessemer City, NC 28016
    (704)836-9602

    Grades: 6-8 | 540 students
  • Bessemer City Primary
    1320 North 12th Street
    Bessemer City, NC 28016
    (704)836-9109

    Grades: PK-2 | 480 students
  • Brookside Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 38%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1925 Auten Rd.
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    (704)866-6283

    Grades: PK-5 | 600 students
  • Carr Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 32%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    307 S Pine St
    Dallas, NC 28034
    (704)922-3636

    Grades: PK-5 | 705 students
  • Catawba Heights Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    101 Ivey Street
    Belmont, NC 28012
    (704)836-9119

    Grades: PK-5 | 354 students
  • Chapel Grove Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 35%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5201 Lewis Road
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (704)836-9113

    Grades: PK-5 | 497 students
  • Cherryville Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Top 50%
    700 East Academy Street
    Cherryville, NC 28021
    (704)836-9115

    Grades: PK-3 | 444 students
  • Cherryville High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    313 Ridge Avenue
    Cherryville, NC 28021
    (704)836-9605

    Grades: 9-12 | 531 students
  • Costner Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 40%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    353 Old 277 Loop Hwy
    Dallas, NC 28034
    (704)922-3522

    Grades: PK-5 | 437 students
  • Cramerton Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Top 20%
    601 Cramer Mountain Road
    Cramerton, NC 28032
    (704)836-9603

    Grades: 6-8 | 828 students
  • East Gaston High School Math: 32% | Reading: 38%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1744 Lane Road
    Mount Holly, NC 28120
    (704)836-9613

    Grades: 9-12 | 924 students
  • Edward D Sadler Junior Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3950 West Franklin Boulevard
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (704)862-5895

    Grades: PK-5 | 443 students
  • Forestview High School Math: 37% | Reading: 54%
    Rank: Top 50%
    5545 Union Road
    Gastonia, NC 28056
    (704)861-2625

    Grades: 9-12 | 1177 students
  • Gardner Park Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 36%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    738 Armstrong Park Road
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    (704)866-6082

    Grades: PK-5 | 627 students
  • Gaston Early College High School Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank: Top 5%
    Gaston College Lena Sue Beam B
    Dallas, NC 28034
    (704)922-2405

    Grades: 9-13 | 197 students
  • Gaston Virtual Academy Alternative School
    366 W Garrison Blvd
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (919)807-3491

    Grades: 6-8 | 26 students
  • H H Beam Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    200 Davis Park Road
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (704)866-6618

    Grades: PK-5 | 723 students
  • Hawks Nest Steam Academy Magnet School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 62%
    Rank: Top 20%
    3430 Robinwood Rd
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    (704)866-8467

    Grades: K-5 | 348 students
  • Highland School Of Technology Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank: Top 1%
    1600 N Morris Street
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (704)810-8816

    Grades: 9-12 | 554 students
  • Holbrook Middle School Math: 45% | Reading: 42%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    418 S Church Street
    Lowell, NC 28098
    (704)836-9607

    Grades: 6-8 | 732 students
  • Hunter Huss High School Math: 18% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1518 Edgefield Avenue
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (704)866-6610

    Grades: 9-12 | 1135 students
  • Ida Rankin Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 46%
    Rank: Top 50%
    301 W Central Avenue
    Mount Holly, NC 28120
    (704)836-9136

    Grades: PK-5 | 636 students
  • J B Page Primary School
    215 Ewing Drive
    Belmont, NC 28012
    (704)836-9116

    Grades: PK-1 | 343 students
  • John Chavis Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 42%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    103 South Chavis Drive
    Cherryville, NC 28021
    (704)836-9606

    Grades: 6-8 | 390 students
  • Kiser Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    311 E College Street
    Stanley, NC 28164
    (704)836-9105

    Grades: 3-5 | 428 students
  • Lingerfeldt Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1601 Madison Street
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (704)866-6094

    Grades: PK-5 | 442 students
  • Lowell Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 42%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1500 Power Drive
    Lowell, NC 28098
    (704)836-9118

    Grades: K-5 | 548 students
  • Mcadenville Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    275 E Weslyan Drive
    Mc Adenville, NC 28101
    (704)836-9117

    Grades: K-5 | 182 students
  • Mount Holly Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 42%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    124 S Hawthorne Street
    Mount Holly, NC 28120
    (704)836-9610

    Grades: 6-8 | 686 students
  • Mountain Island Charter School Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 63%
    Rank: Top 20%
    13440 Lucia-riverbend Highway
    Mount Holly, NC 28120
    (704)827-8840

    Grades: K-12 | 1411 students
  • Show 22 more public schools in Gaston County, NC (out of 57 total schools)
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