North Carolina Gaston County Public Schools

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Overview for Gaston County, NC
Part of: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord NC-SC, Metropolitan Area
Part of: Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury NC-SC, Combined Statistical Area
Map of Gaston County, NCGaston County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 356.2 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 550.6 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 28.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 13.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 3.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.53 persons compared to an average family size of 2.97 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $38,970. Per capita income grew by 13.6% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 196,137 Covered Employment 69,604
Growth (%) since 1990 12.2% Average wage per job $31,580
Households (2000) 73,936 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 24.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 99,207 Average wage per job $38,970
Unemployment Rate (2005) 6.1 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 3.1%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $28,961 Average wage per job $31,876
Median Household Income (2003) $39,215 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 14.2 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 71.4 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 14.2 Average wage per job $38,693

1. ASHBROOK HIGH
Address: 2222 S New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 866-6600
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 1,436
Grades: 9-12

2. BELMONT CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
Address: 310 Eagle Road, Belmont, NC 28012
Phone: (704) 825-8479
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 678 2-5

3. BELMONT MIDDLE
Address: 110 N Central Avenue, Belmont, NC 28012
Phone: (704) 825-9619
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 665
Grades: 6-8

4. BESSEMER CITY CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 794, Bessemer City, NC 28016
Phone: (704) 629-2206
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 378 3-5

5. BESSEMER CITY HIGH
Address: 119 Yellow Jacket Lane, Bessemer City, NC 28016
Phone: (704) 629-2258
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 709
Grades: 9-12

6. BESSEMER CITY MIDDLE
Address: 525 Ed Wilson Road, Bessemer City, NC 28016
Phone: (704) 629-3281
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 580
Grades: 6-8

7. BESSEMER CITY PRIMARY
Address: 1302 North 12th Street, Bessemer City, NC 28016
Phone: (704) 629-4181
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 339
Grades: PK-2

8. BROOKSIDE ELEMENTARY
Address: 1950 Rhyne Carter Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 866-6283
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 715
Grades: PK-5

9. CARR ELEMENTARY
Address: 601 W Carpenter Street, Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: (704) 922-3636
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 609
Grades: PK-5

10. CATAWBA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY
Address: 101 Ivey Street, Belmont, NC 28012
Phone: (704) 827-3221
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 304
Grades: PK-5

11. CHAPEL GROVE ELEMENTARY
Address: 5201 Lewis Road, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6077
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 506
Grades: PK-5

12. CHERRYVILLE ELEMENTARY
Address: 700 East Academy Street, Cherryville, NC 28021
Phone: (704) 435-6800
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 484
Grades: PK-3

13. CHERRYVILLE SENIOR HIGH
Address: Po Box 779, Cherryville, NC 28021
Phone: (704) 435-4506
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 696
Grades: 9-12

14. COSTNER ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 980, Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: (704) 922-3522
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 597
Grades: PK-5

15. CRAMERTON MIDDLE
Address: 601 Cramer Mountain Road, Cramerton, NC 28032
Phone: (704) 824-2907
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 827 6-8

16. EAST GASTON HIGH
Address: 1744 Lane Road, Mount Holly, NC 28120
Phone: (704) 827-7251
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 1,564
Grades: 9-12

17. EDWARD D SADLER, JR ELEMENTARY
Address: 3950 West Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 862-5895
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 438
Grades: PK-5

18. FOREST HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY
Address: 1 Learning Place, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6079
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 477
Grades: PK-5

19. FORESTVIEW HIGH
Address: 5545 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056
Phone: (704) 861-2625
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 1,303
Grades: 9-12

20. GARDNER PARK ELEMENTARY
Address: 738 Armstrong Park Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 866-6082
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 594
Grades: KG-5

21. GASTON County
Enrollment: EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: Gaston College-east Campus 722, Belmont, NC 27549
Phone: (704) 866-6100
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

22. GASTON REGIONAL DETENTION CTR
Address: P.O. Box 452, Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: (704) 922-7832
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

23. HAWKS NEST INTERMEDIATE
Address: 3430 Robinwood Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 866-6100
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

24. HERSHAL H BEAM ELEMENTARY
Address: 200 Davis Park Road, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6618
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 681
Grades: PK-5

25. HIGHLAND CHARTER
Address: Po Box 1653, Gastonia, NC 28053
Phone: (704) 852-7047
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 68
Grades: KG-2

26. HIGHLAND SCH OF TECHNOLOGY
Address: 1600 N Morris Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 810-8818
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 568
Grades: 9-12

27. HOLBROOK MIDDLE
Address: 418 S Church Street, Lowell, NC 28098
Phone: (704) 824-2381
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 792
Grades: 6-8

28. HUNTER HUSS HIGH
Address: 1518 Edgefield Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6610
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 1,220
Grades: 9-12

29. IDA RANKIN ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 805, Mount Holly, NC 28120
Phone: (704) 827-7266
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 691
Grades: PK-5

30. J B PAGE ELEMENTARY
Address: 215 Ewing Drive, Belmont, NC 28012
Phone: (704) 825-2614
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 295
Grades: PK-1

31. JOHN CHAVIS MIDDLE
Address: Po Box 337, Cherryville, NC 28021
Phone: (704) 435-6045
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 546
Grades: 6-8

32. KISER ELEMENTARY
Address: 311 E College Street, Stanley, NC 28164
Phone: (704) 263-4121
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 532 3-5

33. LINGERFELDT ELEMENTARY
Address: 1601 Madison Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6094
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 374
Grades: PK-5

34. LOWELL ELEMENTARY
Address: 1500 Power Drive, Lowell, NC 28098
Phone: (704) 824-2264
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 586
Grades: PK-5

35. MCADENVILLE ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 129, Mcadenville, NC 28101
Phone: (704) 824-2236
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 140
Grades: KG-5

36. MOUNT HOLLY MIDDLE
Address: 124 S Hawthorne Street, Mount Holly, NC 28120
Phone: (704) 827-4811
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 769
Grades: 6-8

37. NEW HOPE ELEMENTARY
Address: 137 Stowe Road, Gastonia, NC 28056
Phone: (704) 824-1617
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 560
Grades: PK-5

38. NORTH BELMONT ELEMENTARY
Address: 210 School Street, Belmont, NC 28012
Phone: (704) 827-4043
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 400
Grades: PK-5

39. NORTH GASTON HIGH
Address: 1133 Ratchford Road, Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: (704) 922-5285
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 1,063
Grades: 9-12

40. PIEDMONT COMMUNITY CHARTER
Address: Po Box 3706, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 853-2428
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 800
Grades: KG-12

41. PINEWOOD ELEMENTARY
Address: 1925 N Main Street, Mount Holly, NC 28120
Phone: (704) 827-2236
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 591
Grades: PK-5

42. PLEASANT RIDGE ELEMENTARY
Address: 937 S Miller Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6096
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 273
Grades: PK-5

43. RHYNE ELEMENTARY
Address: 1900 W Davidson Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6098
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 382
Grades: PK-5

44. ROBINSON ELEMENTARY
Address: 3122 S Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056
Phone: (704) 866-6607
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 594
Grades: PK-5

45. SHERWOOD ELEMENTARY
Address: 1744 Dixon Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 866-6609
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 599
Grades: PK-5

46. SOUTH POINT HIGH
Address: 906 S Point Road, Belmont, NC 28012
Phone: (704) 825-3351
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 1,226
Grades: 9-12

47. SOUTHWEST MIDDLE
Address: 1 Roadrunner Drive, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6290
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 790
Grades: 6-8

48. SPRINGFIELD PRIMARY
Address: 900 S Main Street, Stanley, NC 28164
Phone: (704) 263-4091
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 513
Grades: PK-2

49. STANLEY MIDDLE
Address: 317 Hovis Road, Stanley, NC 28164
Phone: (704) 263-2941
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 514
Grades: 6-8

50. TRYON ELEMENTARY
Address: 2620 Tryon Courthouse Road, Bessemer City, NC 28016
Phone: (704) 629-2942
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 419
Grades: PK-5

51. W A BESS ELEMENTARY
Address: 4340 Beaty Road, Gastonia, NC 28056
Phone: (704) 866-6075
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 687
Grades: KG-5

52. W P GRIER MIDDLE
Address: 1622 E Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 866-6086
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 798
Grades: 6-8

53. WARLICK SCHOOL
Address: 1316 Spencer Mountain Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 824-3012
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 136
Grades: 6-12

54. WEBB ST SPECIAL EDUCATION
Address: 1623 N Webb Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 864-9667
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 170
Grades: PK-12

55. WILLIAM B BEAM INTERMEDIATE
Address: 401east First Street, Cherryville, NC 28021
Phone: (704) 435-8330
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 250 4-5

56. WILLIAM C FRIDAY MIDDLE
Address: 1221 Ratchford Drive, Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: (704) 922-5297
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 650
Grades: 6-8

57. WOODHILL ELEMENTARY
Address: 1027 Woodhill Drive, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6295
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 363
Grades: PK-5

58. YORK CHESTER MIDDLE
Address: 601 S Clay Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 866-6297
County: Gaston County
Enrollment: 374
Grades: 6-8