• Exhibit features student artwork

    Gaston County Schools and the Gaston County Museum are partnering again this year to present the “Through an Artist’s Eye” exhibit that features more than 600 pieces of artwork by elementary, middle and high school students. The artwork will be on display beginning Saturday, March 25 until Saturday, May 7. The museum is located at 131 West Main Street in Dallas. Click here for more information.
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  • Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration


    Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in May at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia. Registration will take place at Forest Heights for all elementary schools during the following times: Saturday, May 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. For more information, call (704) 810-7284.

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  • Board approves school calendars

    The Board of Education has approved the calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. The calendars were developed by the Gaston County Schools calendar committee, which includes students, parents, teachers, principals, and central level administrators. Click here to view the calendars.
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  • College Expo at Gaston College


    The annual College and Career Expo presented by Gaston County Schools will be held Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Gaston College in the Lena Sue Beam Building in Dallas. Middle and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend to meet with college representatives and business leaders and participate in information sessions. The event is free. Click here to visit our College Expo webpage for information.

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  • Information about Ron L. Ensley mini-grants


    Attention, Teachers: Information about the Ron L. Ensley mini-grant program is available now. Click here to print the application. The mini-grants are presented by the Gaston County Education Foundation and fund innovative classroom lessons and projects. The application deadline is Friday, April 15.

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  • Finalists for Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to the following educators who were chosen as finalists for Gaston County Teacher of the Year, 2017-2018. The winner will be announced during the annual Evening of Excellence ceremony in May. The five finalists are:


    • Amy Daniel, Holbrook Middle School
    • Victoria Holeman, Lingerfeldt Elementary School
    • Mindee Mammano, Stuart W. Cramer High School
    • Ashley Rimmer, Ashbrook High School
    • Heather Scercy, W.C. Friday Middle School
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  • Finalists for Principal of the Year

    Congratulations to the following educators who were chosen as finalists for Gaston County Teacher of the Year, 2017-2018. The winner will be announced during the annual Evening of Excellence ceremony in May. The five finalists are: 


    Chad Carper, Forestview High
    Amy Holbrook, York Chester Middle
    Crystal Houser, W.C. Friday Middle
    Denise McLean, Highland School of Technology
    Phyllis Whitworth, Belmont Central Elementary

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  • Gaston ranks again as safest large school district

    Once again, Gaston County Schools ranks as the safest large school district in North Carolina. Gaston’s school crime and violence rate of 3.740 is the lowest among the state’s ten largest school districts (based on student enrollment). Additionally, our rate is lower than the state rate for the seventh consecutive year, which shows that our on-going, concentrated focus on comprehensive school safety is paying off. Click here to read more.

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  • Nickels 4 Neighbors Fundraising Total


    All of the money collected during our “Nickels 4 Neighbors” campaign has been counted, and the grand total is $21,952.31. The total far exceeds our goal to have each of our 54 schools raise $200, which shows the true spirit of caring and giving in Gaston County Schools. The money will be given to school districts in eastern North Carolina to help children and their families who are recovering from Hurricane Matthew.

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  • Superintendent Booker honored

    Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker was one of eight regional superintendents of the year honored on Thursday, November 17 during the N.C. School Boards Association’s annual conference and awards ceremony in Greensboro. He and the other superintendents were officially recognized in front of hundreds of school district representatives from across the state. Booker is the Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year for 2016-2017, representing the 11 school districts in the greater Charlotte area.

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  • State releases N.C. School Report Card

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the School Report Cards for the 2015-2016 academic year. The report cards highlight state, district, and school information about student performance and attendance, class size, school safety, teacher quality and classroom technology. Click here to access the School Report Cards for Gaston County Schools.

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  • Three teachers earn National Board Certification

    Gaston County Schools has three teachers who achieved the prestigious National Board Certification this year. We would like to commend Matthew Hipps of Ashbrook High School, Elizabeth Leonard of North Gaston High School, and Kristy Newton of Brookside Elementary have earned National Board Certification, which is the highest standard for the teaching profession.

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