Gaston school information

IndexGastonSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores25%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools293279,221
Total private schoolsn/a36924,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Gaston, SC educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Gaston public schools have average test scores of 25% which is 46% lower than than the South Carolina average and 49% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gaston public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.9% have completed high school, 12.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gaston are 49% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Gaston.
  • 78.7% of people in Gaston have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.9% of people in Gaston have completed high school.
  • 12.5% of people in Gaston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gaston

IndexGastonSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade78.7%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school74.9%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college47.3%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.3%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.5%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters2.8%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.2%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lexington, SC20,31565%32%
Forest Acres, SC10,57155%13%
West Columbia, SC15,94750%1%
Cayce, SC13,68449%0%
Swansea, SC89347%5%
Gaston, SC1,38825%49%

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Rolla, ND1,38846%7%
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Gaston, SC1,38825%49%
Source: The Gaston, SC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.