• Proctors needed for end-of-year testing


    Our schools are already thinking about end-of-year testing, and they could use your help. Proctors are needed for elementary and middle school tests scheduled May 25 through June 8. Proctors are needed for high school tests scheduled June 2 through June 8. Adults who are available to help with testing should contact the school in their neighborhood for more information and to sign up. Proctors are needed at various times, and schools are able to accommodate proctors’ schedules.

    Comments (-1)
  • Register now for Youth Police Academy


    The Gaston County Police Department will sponsor its Citizens’ Police Academy for Youth July 10-14. The program is designed to introduce students (ages 12-15 years) to the law enforcement profession and provide them with information about the Gaston County Police Department. A group of 24 students will be selected for the program based on letters of reference from a teacher, principal, and guidance counselor. Click here for information about the application process.

    Comments (-1)
  • Virtual Academy applications accepted 

    We will accept applications throughout the summer for the new Gaston County Virtual Academy, which is designed especially for middle school students (grades 6-8) who could benefit from school flexibility and personalized online learning. The Virtual Academy is ideal for students currently enrolled in home school programs, students who need a flexible school schedule because of athletics and other competitive activities, or students who experience difficulty with the transition from elementary school to middle school. Click here for more information and to apply online.

    Comments (-1)
  • Gaston County Sports Physical Day

    CaroMont Health is sponsoring the 2017 Gaston County Sports Physical Day, Saturday, June 3, 8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. at CaroMont Specialty Surgery in Gastonia. Cost is $10. For more information, please click here.

    Comments (-1)
  • more

School News

  • The Rankin Bees robotics team from Rankin Elementary won the 1st Place Robot Performance Award at RoboFest 2017 in Charlotte on Saturday


    The Rankin Bees competed against 48 of the TOP robotics teams from school systems all across North Carolina and South Carolina.   

     Congratulations to the Rankin Bees on your tremendous success at RoboFest 2017.   Gaston County robotics teams won 4 of the 13 awards presented at RoboFest 2017!!

    Comments (-1)
  • Thanks so much Rankin Parents, Community, and PTA! Your 2015-16 contributions have helped to purchase new technology such as Chromebook carts, Ipads, Document Cameras; more leveled books for classroom libraries; new playground equipment and coming soon.....2 new basketball goals! We will begin our 2016-17 Fall Fundraiser on September 1. We will continue to use your contributions to purchase additional technology and classroom library books as well as other classroom supplies. Your efforts and assistance make a difference in the classrooms at Rankin!!!!


    Comments (-1)
  • School Supply Lists


    Click here for the 2016-2017 School Supply List.


    Comments (-1)

District News

  • Schools excel in financial literacy competitions

    Gaston County Schools might have tomorrow’s top executives in the world of business and finance. Students from two high schools - Highland and South Point - won awards this year in three highly-competitive programs that focus on financial literacy. Additionally, for the second time in three years, a Gaston County high school has earned a top 10 national finish in the Capitol Hill Challenge presented by the SIFMA Foundation.

    Comments (-1)
  • Reception honors new teachers, teacher assistants

    Gaston County Schools has named its New Teacher of the Year and Teacher Assistant of the Year for 2017. Dru Lockridge of Stanley Middle School won the Linda Rader New Teacher of the Year recognition and Joseph Rothwell of W.C. Friday Middle School earned the Teacher Assistant of the Year honor. The awards were presented during a reception on Tuesday, May 23 at the Schiele Museum.

    Comments (-1)
  • Board of Education to appoint college trustee

    The Gaston County Board of Education is conducting the process to select an appointee for the Gaston College Board of Trustees. The appointee will serve a four-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees beginning July 1, 2017. Citizens wishing to be considered for the appointment should complete an application form and return it by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to the Gaston County Schools Central Office, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia.

    Comments (-1)
  • Students chosen for Commissioners’ School

    Sixty-two students from Gaston County Schools will attend the James S. Forrester Commissioners’ School of Excellence June 18-30 at Belmont Abbey College. Commissioners’ School is a unique, two-week summer residential learning experience for rising tenth graders in Gaston County. It is similar to the prestigious Governor’s School of North Carolina program.

    Comments (-1)
  • more

Contact Us

Rankin Elementary
301 West Central Avenue
Mount Holly, NC 28120
704-827-9116 - Fax
Kristin Kiser, Principal

Get Connected

Facebook  Twitter  YouTube Vimeo Download our Mobile App
pContact Us iDirectory eEmployee Email lEmployee Portal nHow To Register wInternational Center bJobs FLunch Menu PParent Portal fStudent Records