School News

  • H.E.R.O. Project 

    Monday, September 11th - Friday, September 22nd



    Ida Rankin and Mount Holly Middle are so excited to join forces with Fozzy Whittaker of the Carolina Panthers and his organization, Fozzy’s Future Heroes, to collect desperately needed relief supplies for the victims of Hurrican Harvey in Houston, TX. For the next two weeks, beginning Monday the 11th and running through Friday the 22nd, we are asking Mount Holly families to please consider donating some of  the items listed below to the relief effort. We will be collecting items at both schools and then filling a trailer to send to families in need. Mount Holly has the biggest heart of any town we know. When there is a need, we always pull together and rise to the occasion. Please join us in helping these Texas families.


    • Baby Items (diapers, wipes, bottles, formula, etc.)

    • Blankets

    • Towels

    • Linens

    • Pillows

    • Trash Bags

    • Bleach

    • Cleaning Supplies

    • Toilet Paper

    • Paper Towels

    • Paper Plates

    • Plastic Utensils

    • Water (bottled and gallons)

    • Non Perishable Food (cans and dry goods)



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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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    Mount Holly, NC 28120
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    Donna Kelly, Principal

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