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Avg. test scores 25%
High school dipl. 5%
Bachelors degree 21%

Gastonia school information

IndexGastoniaNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores37%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools251,89579,221
Total private schools551024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Gastonia are 25% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Gastonia
  • 80.3% of people in Gastonia have completed 8th grade
  • 78.6% of people in Gastonia have completed high school
  • 23.9% of people in Gastonia have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Gastonia

      IndexGastoniaNorth CarolinaNational
      Completed 8th grade80.3%83.4%84.3%
      Completed high school78.6%81.9%83.0%
      Completed some college56.9%59.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree33.0%38.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors23.9%29.0%30.3%
      Completed masters6.8%10.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.8%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.6%1.3%1.3%

      Gastonia, NC School Districts

      • Gaston County Schools

      There are a total of 25 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Gastonia. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Gastonia, NC schools is 37%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Gastonia, NC, an average of 80.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Tega Cay, SC9,02670%43%
      Clover, SC5,59360%23%
      Kings Mountain, NC11,05360%21%
      Iron Station, NC71952%5%
      Cramerton, NC4,29250%1%
      Gastonia, NC73,87737%25%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Perris, CA73,71828%43%
      Decatur, IL74,06313%74%
      Manteca, CA73,57031%38%
      Union City, CA73,50041%17%
      Milpitas, CA73,44759%19%
      Gastonia, NC73,87737%25%
      Source: The Gastonia, NC 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.