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    We are excited to kick off the 2017 - 2018 school year! This will be a year full of  new and exciting things centered around the best educational experience for each of our students.  Please check on the website often to find the latest information on school events. 
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    Friday, September 8th


    Meal price for all Guests (adult and children) $3.75


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         The Mount Holly Police would like to remind you of the following:

    • NO LEFT TURN sign, at the end of Ivey St.      Left turns are not permitted between 2pm and 3pm.   Please look for the NO LEFT TURN SIGN!
    • The DO NOT ENTER sign at the intersection of Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd. and Logan Ln.  No cars are to enter between 2pm and 3pm.  Please look for the DO NOT ENTER sign.        
    • By not obeying these signs you risk the possibility of $50.00 fines and a $188.00 court cost.   Please take this time to familiarize yourself with these intersections, the signs, and routes for leaving the school.  Police will be monitoring to help ensure the safety of our students.         Thank You!
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  • Ad hoc Schools' Capital Needs Committee 


    The Gaston County Schools capital needs ad hoc committee will conduct a meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at Flint Groves Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 2023 Flint Lane, Gastonia. The public is invited.

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  • Mentor training session is September 20

    Gaston County Schools will conduct a mentor training session on Wednesday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. at the Gaston Regional Chamber, 601 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia. To register, call the Business Partnership Office, (704) 866-6329.
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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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District News

  • Gaston’s graduation rate increases to 88.3 percent

    The high school graduation rate for Gaston County Schools has increased again, according to information released Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The graduation rate for the Class of 2017 is 88.3 percent, which is the best rate ever for the school district. The Gaston rate of 88.3 percent is higher than the state graduation rate of 86.5 percent. The district’s graduation rate has increased each year for the past eight years.

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  • Gaston sees increase in overall student proficiency

    Overall student proficiency on end-of-grade and end-of-course state tests increased again for Gaston County Schools, according to information released Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Additionally, the district saw an increase in academic growth with 22 schools exceeding growth expectations for the 2016-2017 school year.

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  • Students complete first day of new school year

    School bells rang Monday morning as students across Gaston County returned from summer vacation and headed back to class. Approximately 32,000 children arrived at school bright and early to begin the 2017-2018 academic year. It was a great first day as students settled into their classrooms, met their teachers, made new friends, and became focused on learning.

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  • What's ahead for 2017-2018 academic year

    It’s back-to-school time in Gaston County! When the morning bell rings on Monday, August 28, approximately 32,000 students (pre-kindergarten through high school) will walk through the schoolhouse doors to start the 2017-2018 academic year. Here is some information for parents and the community as students in Gaston County Schools head back to class.

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