Gastonia school information

IndexGastoniaNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores37%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools251,89579,235
Total private schools551024,875
Total post-secondary schools11837,965

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  • The average school test scores in Gastonia are 25% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Gastonia.
  • 79.4% of people in Gastonia have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.2% of people in Gastonia have completed high school.
  • 22.0% of people in Gastonia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gastonia

IndexGastoniaNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade79.4%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school77.2%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college55.0%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree30.4%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors22.0%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters6.3%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.8%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Gastonia (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tega Cay, SC8,22470%43%
Clover, SC5,32160%23%
Kings Mountain, NC10,74360%21%
Iron Station, NC73752%5%
Cramerton, NC4,21250%1%
Gastonia, NC72,66437%25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Canton, OH72,66860%23%
Southfield, MI72,48028%43%
Appleton, WI72,86150%1%
Plymouth, MN72,86854%9%
Mount Pleasant, SC72,37969%41%
Gastonia, NC72,66437%25%
Source: The Gastonia, NC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.