MissionIt is the mission of the Gaston County School’s Accountability Department to implement the North Carolina and National Testing Program, provide data support and integration for schools, and manage the student information system (PowerSchool) by implementing policies, guidelines and procedures that will help the school district meet the goals established in the district’s strategic plan.
W.A. Bess celebrates its second Blue Ribbon award
W.A. Bess Elementary is celebrating after being named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School. The school first received the recognition in 2006.
Celebration brings attention to student achievement
Faculty and staff at North Belmont Elementary came together on October 26 to celebrate the school’s outstanding academic growth.
Test results indicate rebound in academic performance
Test results for 2021-2022 indicate that students in Gaston County are gaining ground on learning loss that happened because of the pandemic.
Results confirm pandemic’s effect on achievement
Test results for the 2020-2021 academic year confirm that the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on student achievement.
Gaston’s graduation rate increases to 88 percent
Gaston County Schools' graduation rate for the Class of 2020 is 88 percent. The rate is 3.1 points higher than last year.
Gaston’s overall student proficiency increases again
The student proficiency rate increased slightly, and the school district experienced significant gains in science and middle school math.