PROFICIENCY 32% 16% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
42%Etowah County

Gaston High School is a school servicing grades KG to 12 and is located in the district of "Etowah County" in Gadsden, AL. There are a total of 581 students and 39 teachers at Gaston High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 337 free lunch students and 59 reduced lunch students.

Gaston High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 31.5%, which is 16% lower than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch337
Reduced lunch59


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment60
Taking some courses32
Taking some courses (not tests)30
Passing some courses4
Passing no courses23

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Gaston High School, there are a total of 60 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 32 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

8<= 10%
High School10-14%

Proficiency in languages by grade

3<= 20%
High School50-54%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Gaston High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 85.3% 92.8% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 10.8% 2.9% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 1.0% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 1.8% 2.1% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.4% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.8% 0.8% 1.7% 3.1%

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Thompson Elementary School32%3.1Gadsden, AL
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Litchfield Middle School19%5.1Gadsden, AL
Adams Elementary School17%5.2Gadsden, AL
Mitchell Elementary School52%5.7Gadsden, AL
Donehoo Elementary School32%5.8Gadsden, AL
Hokes Bluff Middle School39%6.0Hokes Bluff, AL
Hokes Bluff Elementary School40%6.0Hokes Bluff, AL
Striplin Elementary School30%6.3Gadsden, AL
Gadsden Middle School37%6.5Gadsden, AL
Duck Springs Elementary School42%6.7Attalla, AL
Floyd Elementary School30%6.8Gadsden, AL

Gadsden demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)8509291
Median age41.538.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%57%55%
Speak English96%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%

Education level achieved in Gadsden

Completed 8th grade74.9%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school73.7%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college46.2%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.8%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Gaston High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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