Gaston County Schools School District

943 Osceola Street
Gastonia, NC 28054-1397
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Gaston County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 15 public middle schools serving 8,142 students in Gaston County Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Gaston County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
58 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
30,001 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
1,930 Teachers
31,852 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Gaston County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 88% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#181 out of 325 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Gaston County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
49%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gaston County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
46%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gaston County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
61%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Gaston County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Gaston County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.66
0.70
# American Indian Students
57 Students
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
447 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
5,255 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
19%
# Black Students
7,271 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
24%
26%
# White Students
15,275 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
51%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
37 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,703 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
341
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
2,189
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,004
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,081
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,147
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,263
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,239
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,327
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,466
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,419
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,967
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,414
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,180
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,964
7,429
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,437 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,047 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$313 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Gaston County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$331 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Gaston County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,437
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Gaston County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,047
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Gaston County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Gaston County Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cramerton Middle School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
601 Cramer Mountain Road
Cramerton, NC 28032
(704) 836-9603
Grades: 6-8
| 890 students
Rank: #22.
Belmont Middle School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1020 South Point Road
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 836-9611
Grades: 6-8
| 720 students
Rank: #33.
Stanley Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
317 Hovis Road
Stanley, NC 28164
(704) 836-9600
Grades: 6-8
| 675 students
Rank: #44.
Mount Holly Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
124 S Hawthorne Street
Mount Holly, NC 28120
(704) 836-9610
Grades: 6-8
| 595 students
Rank: #55.
John Chavis Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
103 South Chavis Drive
Cherryville, NC 28021
(704) 836-9606
Grades: 6-8
| 393 students
Rank: #66.
W C Friday Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1221 Ratchford Drive
Dallas, NC 28034
(704) 922-5297
Grades: 6-8
| 586 students
Rank: #77.
Gaston Virtual Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Learning Place
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 836-9125
Grades: K-12
| 739 students
Rank: #88.
Holbrook Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
418 S Church Street
Lowell, NC 28098
(704) 836-9607
Grades: 6-8
| 751 students
Rank: #99.
Southwest Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Roadrunner Drive
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 866-6290
Grades: 6-8
| 772 students
Rank: #1010.
Bessemer City Middle School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
525 Ed Wilson Road
Bessemer City, NC 28016
(704) 836-9602
Grades: 6-8
| 490 students
Rank: #1111.
York Chester Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
601 S Clay Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 836-9609
Grades: 6-8
| 458 students
Rank: #1212.
W P Grier Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1622 E Garrison Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 836-9604
Grades: 6-8
| 636 students
Rank: #1313.
Webb Street School
Special Education School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1623 N Webb Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 864-9667
Grades: PK-12
| 151 students
Rank: #1414.
Warlick Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1316 Spencer Mountain Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 836-9608
Grades: 6-12
| 97 students
Rank: n/an/a
1 Learning Place
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 866-6100
Grades: K-8
| 189 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 58 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 30,001 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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