Gaston College Preparatory



Gaston College Preparatory Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gaston College Preparatory Students by Grade
PK 0
K 97
1 103
2 102
3 96
4 96
5 110
6 97
7 115
8 113
9 101
10 95
11 88
12 67

Gaston College Preparatory is a public elementary school located in Gaston, NC in the Gaston College Preparatory School District. It enrolls 1,280 students in grades 1st through 12th. Gaston College Preparatory is the 13th largest public school in North Carolina and the 359th largest nationally. It has 16.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,280
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 78.91

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Gaston College Preparatory Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 655
(51%)
655
(51%)
 Male 625
(49%)
625
(49%)

Gaston College Preparatory Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 990
(77%)
990
(77%)
 White 186
(15%)
186
(15%)
 Two or More 43
(3%)
43
(3%)
 Hispanic 37
(3%)
37
(3%)
 Asian 13
(1%)
13
(1%)
 American Indian 11
(1%)
11
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Gaston College Preparatory Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 781
(61%)
781
(61%)
 Not Eligible 322
(25%)
322
(25%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 177
(14%)
177
(14%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,517 ranked schools in North Carolina, Gaston College Preparatory is ranked 6th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gaston College Preparatory students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.8%) is slightly higher than the state average of 61.1%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Gaston College Preparatory Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 375
2006 147
2007 593
2008 631
2009 703
2010 714
2011 711
2012 815
2013 904
2014 1046
2015 1280

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 34.1
2006 N/A
2007 16.5
2008 14
2009 13.8
2010 14.8
2011 15.5
2012 16.3
2013 17
2014 16.9
2015 16.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006
2007 0.56829679595278
2008 0.62282091917591
2009 0.64011379800853
2010 0.63585434173669
2011 0.67229254571027
2012 0.68343558282209
2013 N/A
2014 0.72179732313576
2015 0.7484375

Compare Gaston College Preparatory to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,465.9% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,620.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.1%
 
This School 74.8%
 

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Gaston College Preparatory
Gaston, NC
Public KG - 12 1,280 16.2:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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