Superintendent's Message



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Superintendent's Message

Back-to-School Message, 2018-2019

Dear Students and Parents:

Welcome to a brand new year in Gaston County Schools! We are glad to have you as part of our school family and hope you are looking forward to the 2018-2019 academic year.

Gaston County Schools is the tenth largest school district in the state with 55 schools and more than 3,800 employees. The district is fully accredited as a quality school system by AdvancED and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This year, we expect to welcome approximately 32,000 students (pre-kindergarten through high school) to our classrooms.

We are extremely proud of our schools and their continued commitment to high academic standards and improved student achievement. All schools have a comprehensive instructional program with opportunities for every student at every ability level. We offer Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors coureses, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, services for exceptional children, and many other academic and student support programs. 

Year after year, our students excel in every arena: in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the performing arts, and through extracurricular activities. Our highly qualified employees care deeply about the success of students, and our parents and community/business partners offer tremendous support to our schools.

As we begin a new school year, we invite you to visit the district website ( and your child’s school website for the latest information, news and announcements. Parents who have questions or concerns during the year are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher or the school principal.

The Board of Education joins me in extending best wishes to you for a productive school year filled with many opportunities. Working together, we will inspire success and a lifetime of learning in Gaston County Schools.


W. Jeffrey Booker
Superintendent of Schools