• Our Sports: A Source of Pride for Gaston County Schools
    Athletics is a source of pride for Gaston County Schools and the community. Our teams consistently capture county, regional and state championships.   
    The district offers 10 sports at the middle school level and 13 for high school students.  Athletic programs in Gaston County Schools emphasize academic success in the classroom, student attendance in school and good sportsmanship on and off the field.  All student athletes must be in good academic standing and adhere to county and state regulations in academics and attendance. 
    GCS high school teams participate in state-approved conferences against schools in the surrounding area. Ashbrook, Forestview, Hunter Huss, North Gaston, South Point and Stuart W. Cramer compete in the Big South 3A conference. Bessemer City, Cherryville, East Gaston and Highland participate in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference. All 11 middle schools compete in a Gaston County conference.  
    For more information on specific sports offered in our middle and high schools, contact the school principal or athletic director.
    Due to state board requirements, sixth grade students are not permitted to play football.
    * Varsity and junior varsity teams offered at the high school level for selected sports. Not all sports offered at all schools.