Gates County Schools School District

205 Main Street
Gatesville, NC 27938
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 4 public elementary schools serving 1,013 students in Gates County Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in North Carolina.
Public Elementary Schools in Gates County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public elementary school average of 56% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
5 Schools
2,169 Schools
# Students
1,475 Students
1,079,973 Students
# Teachers
128 Teachers
74,448 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Gates 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 85-89% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#211 out of 325 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Gates County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
48%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gates 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.
41%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gates 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.
85-89%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Gates County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.54
0.70
# American Indian Students
1 Student
12,846 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
n/a
42,535 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# Hispanic Students
44 Students
214,515 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
20%
# Black Students
421 Students
272,424 Students
% Black Students
29%
25%
# White Students
907 Students
475,894 Students
% White Students
61%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,590 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
101 Students
59,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
38
21,001
# Students in K Grade:
92
112,042
# Students in 1st Grade:
100
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
100
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
103
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
120
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
101
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
120
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
123
117,135
# Students in 8th Grade:
116
119,094
# Students in 9th Grade:
127
10,398
# Students in 10th Grade:
128
9,149
# Students in 11th Grade:
115
8,221
# Students in 12th Grade:
92
6,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,473 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,437 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$21 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Gates 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 (20-21)
$21 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Gates 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 (20-21)
$14,473
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Gates 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 (20-21)
$14,437
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Gates 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 Gates County Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Gatesville Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
709 North Main Street
Gatesville, NC 27938
(252) 357-0613
Grades: PK-5
| 260 students
Rank: #22.
T S Cooper Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
237 Nc 32 South
Sunbury, NC 27979
(252) 465-4091
Grades: K-5
| 157 students
Rank: #33.
Central Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
362 Us Hwy 158 W
Gatesville, NC 27938
(252) 357-0470
Grades: 6-8
| 359 students
Rank: #44.
Buckland Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
448 Nc 37 North
Gates, NC 27937
(252) 357-1611
Grades: K-5
| 237 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,475 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • : 85-89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 48% (Top 50%)
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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